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Talent expert Dee Ann Turner headlining plenary session at SPN’s 28th Annual Meeting

As we look forward to the months ahead, we are excited to announce the next bestselling author who will join us at SPN’s 28th Annual Meeting on August 31–September 3: Talent expert and bestselling author Dee Ann Turner.

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The current environment is presenting some impressive challenges and opportunities for nonprofits. Now more than ever, it is essential organizations have the right individuals on staff to accomplish their goals, and the right leaders to create the organizational culture necessary for success. In her morning session on Tuesday, September 1, Turner will share insights on how organizations should rethink their hiring process and what it takes to establish a culture that enables all staff to “go do something remarkable.” 


About Dee Ann Turner

A 33-year veteran of Chick-fil-A, Inc., Turner was instrumental in building and growing the company’s well-known culture and talent systems. During her long career, she worked closely with Chick-fil-A’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, and other key leaders as an architect of their organizational culture. Turner was responsible for thousands of selections of Chick-fil-A Franchisees and corporate staff members.

Today, she leads her own organization, Dee Ann Turner, LLC, writing books, speaking to over 50 audiences per year and consulting and coaching leaders globally. She is the author of the bestseller, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture. Her latest book is Bet on Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture and Win the Hearts of Customers was released in September 2019 and her new book will release in April 2021. 

Want to hear Dee Ann Turner speak?

Register for SPN’s 28th Annual Meeting taking place August 31–September 3, 2020.