Research shows that managers may have a bigger impact on employee engagement than any other factor. This session explores the outcomes and lessons learned from the implementation of a cutting edge program: Managers on the Move. The panelists are joined by the CEO of Healthstat, who shares his first-hand account of the experience and its impact on his organization to date.

Laura Putnam is the award-winning author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management book, Workplace Wellness That Works, and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading provider of well-being and human performance services. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. With a mission to get organizations “in motion,” Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.

David “Crockett” Dale, President and CEO: Crockett Dale started his career as a banker in Chapel Hill, NC. He left banking to assume the role of president of his family business, a prominent hosiery mill in Hickory, NC, which he led for nearly 20 years. Crockett saw the impact that chronic health conditions and barriers to care were having on his workforce and his business. He brought in an onsite clinic to deliver quality, accessible care to his employees. The clinic provider he partnered with had a holistic, prevention-focused approach that was ahead of its time. Seeing his leadership in promoting a new culture of wellness in the factory achieve positive results, Crockett posed the question, “How healthy can a population become?” This led him to purchase a majority stake in the company that provided his clinic services, and Crockett became CEO of Healthstat.