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Meet Our Chatter Talks

  • Donna Sirianni – 10% Happier
  • Nayeem Sayed – What Failure Taught Me
  • Alina Haitz – Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day
  • Mark Fogel – 5 Things You Cannot Change
  • Tammy Luby – Suspend Your Disbelief

Nayeem Sayed

Nayeem Sayed is a senior marketing executive with over 20 years of experience and is passionate about healthcare access to all. At NAPA, the nation’s largest anesthesia management organization, as Vice President of Marketing, Brand & Communications, he focuses on driving brand awareness and teaching people how to manage personal brands. He focuses on creating an employee value proposition that attracts the right talent to the organization and drives employee retention. His ability to humanize brands and develop compelling value propositions has earned him numerous accolades. Nayeem has an impactful career and leadership role working with top Fortune companies, including GE Healthcare and HillRom, where he has focused on commercial marketing. He has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and an MS in Electrical Engineering. He lives with his wife and daughter on Long Island and enjoys building teams, mentoring, and building future leaders.

Mark Fogel

Mark S. Fogel is a national practice leader for Clifton Larson Allen’s HR consulting practice. He is a former CHRO for Leviton, Marcum, and Success Academy Charter Schools, Mark has been the recipient of several national awards including SHRM’s Human Capital Leader of the Year in 2007, SHRM’s innovation in down economy 2009, and HR Executive Magazine’s Honor Role in 2010. Mark is also an educator. Working part-time as a Senior Adjunct Professor of distinction at Adelphi University’s Business School, Mark leads HR classes for MBA and Undergrad students in Staffing, Selection, Compensation and Global disciplines. Additionally, he facilitates the SHRM SCP/CP prep class for HRJetpack. He has also presented over two dozen times at SHRM national, regional, and local conferences on a broad range of HR topics. Often Quoted in national media, Mark brings a refreshing point of view to every HR discussion. Follow him on the SHRM blog,, and on Twitter @HC3.

Alina Haitz

Alina R. Haitz is a seasoned Author, Professional Speaker, and Mindset Coach with over two decades of experience in Higher Education. With a diverse background in Recruitment, Customer Relations, Employee Engagement, and Training, she is known for her effective communication and facilitation skills. Alina has collaborated with diverse audiences, delivering impactful training in areas such as Inclusive Engagement, Communication Skills, Mental Wellness, and Stress Management. Drawing from her background as a former Disney Performer and Comic, she brings dynamism and creativity to her speaking engagements. Alina currently serves as the Recruitment Manager at Big Brother Big Sister of Long Island, passionately sharing the organization’s mission and fostering mentor-mentee relationships. Outside of work, Alina is a dedicated philanthropist and community leader, committed to enhancing the well-being of her local community. A proud graduate of Pennsylvania State University, she finds equal fulfillment in her roles as a Wife and Mother, residing on Long Island, NY.

Donna Sirianni 

Donna Sirianni brings high energy, authenticity, and enthusiasm to her personal and professional development experiences. She possesses an incredible passion for people. As a keynote speaker and seminar facilitator, Donna has conducted personal development seminars for organizations such as Long Island Cares, Sasserath & Co. CPAs, Douglas Elliman, Signature Premier Properties, the law firm of Campolo, Middleton and McCormick, The Commercial Law League of America, Coldwell Banker Commercial and Residential, Charles Rutenberg Realty, SABRE Real Estate, SONY Music and Entertainment, Verizon, Motorola, The NY Times, Penguin Publishing, Viacom, BLDG, Prada, Ferragamo, Van Heusen, CSEA, Alure Home Improvements, Credit Union, Catholic Health Services, St. Francis Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, CUNY School of Law, St. Johns and John Jay College.

Tammy Luby

Tammy Luby is an experienced Human Resource generalist with over 25 years in the field, holding an MBA and expertise in the entire lifecycle of the employment process, including multi-state and union environments. As a certified Human Resource Professional with Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications, she actively advances the HR profession and ethics through her involvement in numerous professional groups. Tammy co-founded and chairs The HR East End Circle, a Human Resource roundtable in Eastern Long Island, NY, and collaborates with the Long Island Chapter of The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Additionally, she is a member of the RI, CT, and MA SHRM Chapters and participates in EANE roundtables in these states. Recently, Tammy accepted the role of Adjunct Professor in the business department at Southern New Hampshire University. Her volunteer work includes the United Way, Cystic Fibrosis, American Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society. She is proud to be the Director of Human Resources at Riverhead Building Supply, a company committed to a respectful workplace, honesty, and integrity.

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Meet Our Groundbreaker Speaker

Chad Porter

Award Winning Author of Severed Dreams: Reconstructing Your Purpose
Inspirational and motivational, Chad Porter is one of the nation’s most highly recommended speakers and coaches. Corporate CEO’s, Fundraising Executives, MLB, NFL and college athletes and coaches alike praise his powerful account of overcoming obstacles, perseverance, and dealing with life’s challenges.  He was the lead motivational speaker on the former elite Zig Ziglar International Team. Hundreds of thousands have benefited from his uplifting message for over 20 years. His book Severed Dreams captured National Bestseller status in just a few days after release. Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills, Sean McDermott, describes Chad as extremely inspirational and one of the best speakers they’ve ever had!

Meet Our Pinnacle Speaker

Mike Mannix

Co-Author of Best Seller “The 5Ls–The Gift of a Balanced Life”
Mike is fulfilling his lifelong desire to change people’s lives for the better by giving them real tools to deal with stress, anxiety and burnout to find true work-life balance. He brings a passion and energy to his keynote speaking engagements, seminars, and trainings that is unique and impactful. This distinction, supported by a deep expertise in leadership, has made him a sought-after headliner for events on a national and global basis only equaled by the demand for his hands-on, in-person instruction. Mike is the co-founder of Unparalleled Performance, their trademarked wellness program and the co-author of the Bestselling book, “The 5Ls–The Gift of a Balanced Life”, which reached #1 on multiple lists in the first week of its release.  

Meet Our Ring Master (MC)

Adam Holtzer

Co-founder of Whoggga

Adam Holtzer is a local Long Island family man and entrepreneur. Adam is the the co-founder of Whoggga, a private community designed to support business owners, “a different way of doing business.” Wherever he goes, Adam lives and promotes the whoggga brand, intertwining his personal, professional, and social worlds he likes to call, “The AdamVerse.” Outside of his professional endeavors, Adam enjoys spending quality time with his family, often engaging in playful activities such as hide and seek with his kids, constructing massive bonfires, and embarking on exciting adventures to fun destinations