Susan Ratliff is the owner of Susan Ratliff Presents, a consulting and training company specializing in trade show marketing and industry trade show and public consumer show exhibitor education services.
Known in the industry as The Exhibit Expert, Susan has unique insight into how to generate leads and maximize profits from a booth. For 30 years she’s worked both sides of the exhibit aisle, gathered knowledge, discovered shortcuts and made mistakes she teaches her audiences to avoid.
Susan started her career in the trenches selling personalized children’s books at craft fairs and family expos. She’s produced sports related consumer shows and women’s business conferences. Susan is an author, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of a reputable trade show display company where for 16 years she helped thousands of companies polish their presence and produce profits at industry trade shows and public consumer shows.
She knows what attendees want, how exhibitors think, and what they both need to be successful. Her personal experiences and exhibit marketing strategies will educate and motivate both novice and veteran exhibitors leaving them with keys to a competitive advantage and the knowledge to work a show like a pro.
LaCoya Shelton is CEO of Revolutionary HR Consulting, an Arizona based firm that partners with organizations of all sizes and industry to create alignment between HR systems and business strategies. By strengthening HR’s ability to build the capacity to align people, structure and process in a sustainable way, businesses gain a competitive advantage improving their ability to build and maintain the workforce needed today and in the future. Revolutionary HR Consulting specializes in helping conscious businesses operate consciously recognizing that high-impact HR is critical to this end. Revolutionary HR Consulting captures what HR does, compares it to what you need, to create the HR that you want.
Revolutionary HR Consulting also provides consultative support in all aspects of talent management for small businesses and start-ups and provides expert HR witness services for both plaintiff and defendant cases arising from various employment scenarios across industries.
Prior to launching Revolutionary HR Consulting at the beginning of this year, LaCoya spent many years in the C-suite. She served as Vice Chancellor for Human Resources with Maricopa Community Colleges, the largest community colleges district in the nation. Her previous roles include Chief HR Officer overseeing the full delivery of HR services for 70 Arizona state agencies, boards and commissions, healthcare and private sector human resources. She specializes in the design and execution of high-impact, transformational HR recognizing that HR is the intersection between business strategies and the human beings responsible for its success.
LaCoya also serves as an expert HR witness providing expert HR opinions in a variety of legal matters involving employment given her background and expertise in Human Resources. She teaches HR management and leadership part-time at Grand Canyon University, serves on the City of Surprise Personnel Board and is a member of the Conscious Capitalism Arizona Chapter leadership team. LaCoya is a graduate of Arizona State University.