Speaker and Session Details


concurrent Session


Anne Moretti


Rebecca Boyle

Judith Gooch


Session Title & Description

"Succession Planning: Now More Than  Ever"

With high turnover of executives and key leaders expected in the next few years, a thoughtful succession plan is essential for today’s changing workplace. As key positions are vacated, organizations become more vulnerable. This session will provide best practices to help participants address leadership capabilities and gaps. Due to the retirement of Baby Boomers, global business shifts, technological disruptions, and lack of leadership pipelines, a smooth transition, especially at the executive level, is key to the stability and sustainability of organizations.

3 Best Practices for effective succession:

  • Identify critical roles and future leadership competency needs for those roles in alignment with the organization’s strategy
  • Evaluate who, within existing employees, would most likely fill future critical roles
  • Assess and develop potential candidates - identify what they can do today, what they need to do in future roles, and what developmental opportunities are needed for them to succeed. Then evaluate whether to promote internally or hire externally.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a review of succession planning models and ways to most effectively assess performance and potential of “candidates”; impactful implementation strategies; self-assessments and interactive group activities facilitated by certified and experienced OD consultants.


Speaker Bios

Anne Moretti

President, Rebecca Boyle and Judith Gooch, Senior Consultants

Moretti Consulting, LLC


Anne M. Moretti is President and Senior Consultant at Moretti Consulting, LLC. A former Executive in Organizational & Leadership Development in healthcare and energy, Anne brings over 30 years of experience to her clients.

Internationally she led Leadership and Change programs in Russia, Hungary and Bosnia for ten years including a 2-year, USAID White House project for healthcare and the Ministry of Health in Sarajevo post-war. Anne implements Assessments, Board Development, Executive Coaching & Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Organizational Development, Cultural Alignment & Inclusion, and Change Management.

She has worked in numerous industries including healthcare, energy/utilities, insurance, pharmaceuticals, engineering/sciences, higher education and non-profits. Annecompleted her undergraduate and graduate education from SUNY Fredonia, University of Siena in Italy, SUNY Buffalo and University at Buffalo in Education. She is a certified facilitator for numerous assessments, programs and processes.

A recipient of Business First’s Pathfinders Award and former Board Chair, Niagara Frontier Industry and Education Council, Anne served/s on several community boards and professional organizations. Anne is currently an Executive Coach at University at Buffalo’s Center for Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness, a mentor at UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and facilitator for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership CEO/Executive Exchange across WNY.

Rebecca Boyle is a Senior Consultant working with Moretti Consulting, LLC and is President of Energizing Talent. She is an Organization & Talent Development Professional with over 20 years of experience as an effective communicator, facilitator, presenter, change agent, and coach across organizational levels. Rebecca currently helps organizations develop leaders, facilitate change and drive positive performance. She has implemented highly visible organizational improvement efforts and strategic initiatives. Rebecca possesses significant experience in leadership development, organization development, human resources, quality, and performance improvement. Rebecca has worked in numerous industries including Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, Energy, and Higher Education. Rebecca graduated with an MBA from Canisius College and a BA from William Smith College and holds the credentials of Senior Professional in Human Resources through HRCI and the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional. Rebecca is a certified facilitator for numerous programs and processes. She has twice been awarded the Staff-Volunteer Partnership Award from the Association for Talent Development and is a frequent speaker at their International Conference and Exhibition. In addition, Rebecca is the recipient of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.

Judith Gooch is a Senior Consultant working with Moretti Consulting, LLC. Judith is a Human Resource Professional with a concentration in Organization & Talent Development, with 20 years of experience in training & development, succession planning, facilitation, change agent, coaching/mentoring, team assessments, and six sigma/ lean training. Over the course of her career she has designed and facilitated a variety of domestic and international training workshops, seminars and customized leadership development programs. Judith has introduced and facilitated creative brainstorming techniques, such as World Cafe' and Appreciative Inquiry. Judith has a strong communication presence to facilitate focus groups at all levels across organizations. Judith has held several Senior HR positions in a variety of different industries such as; Financial Services, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy and Higher Education. Judith earned her BS and Masters of Art in Organizational Leadership, both from Medaille College. Judith is certified in numerous leadership training programs, and assessment tools.


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