Speaker Date Topic
Brandon Gaide, Sevenfold Consulting Jul 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Making Strategy Sexy Again
Making Strategy Sexy Again

Most leaders have a clear vision of where they want their organizations to go.  But getting there is often tedious and dispiriting, leading to unmotivated employees and underwhelming results.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  Strategy can have more life than a binder or a Gantt chart.  Brandon will explore how strategy can be profoundly invigorating, calling out the best in people, and producing sustained hope, purpose, and growth.  

Brandon Gaide leads a strategy and innovation consultancy called Sevenfold, in partnership with Hutton.  He helps organizations transform and grow by unlocking employees’ genius and creativity.  He has consulted for a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing to banking to non-profits.  A former ordained Presbyterian pastor, he holds an MBA from Indiana University, an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BA from the University of Texas.  He has lived in five foreign countries, learned and forgotten four languages, has two daughters, two Vizslas, and one wife.  Brandon and his family have lived in Wichita for four years. 


Gary Steed, Executive Director Aug 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards & Training

"Police Reform in Kansas"

Gary Steed began his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in 1974.   Steed worked his way up through all ranks until being elected Sheriff in 2000.  He served two terms as Sheriff, retiring in 2008.  Steed then worked as a program manager for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) until December 2010 and then as an investigator for the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (KSCPOST) before being appointed Executive Director in April of 2012.  Director Steed served as a KSCPOST Commissioner during his tenure as Sedgwick County Sheriff.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, the Nationals Sheriffs Institute, and both the FBI and FBI Central States Law Enforcement Executive development programs.

Gary served two terms as a board member for the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).  He is a life member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Peace Officers Association, and the Kansas Sheriffs Association, having served as President of that organization in 2007.  He is very proud to have been named the Wichita Crime Commission’s Criminal Justice Professional of the year in 2013.  In 2019 he was awarded the Clarence M. Kelley lifetime achievement award by his peers at the Kansas and Western Missouri Chapter of the FBI National Academy Association.  Gary also served for four years as the Honorary Chair of the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

TIFFANY MASSON, PSY.D., President & C.E.O. Dec 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Kansas Health Science Center
Kansas Health Science Center

Tiffany Masson, Psy.D., President of Kansas Health Science Center (KHSC), is an exemplary leader in higher education with more than 15 years of experience leading teams to find innovative, technology-driven solutions to the concerns facing universities across the world.

Dr. Masson obtained her doctorate of psychology in 2002. She completed her post-doctoral training at U.C. Davis’ Children’s Hospital-CAARE Center and was employed as a staff psychologist by the Cook County Juvenile Court and Northwestern School of Law in Chicago.

In addition to private practice, editing a new text Inside Forensic Psychology, and serving as an international speaker, her portfolio includes 13 years of service at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she held several academic and operational administrative positions. Her leadership positions included Department Chair of International Psychology, Executive Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Campus Dean of the Chicago Campus. Most recently, Dr. Masson served as Campus Dean of the Online Campus, where she provided oversight and advanced growth for the institution’s highly successful campus. During her tenure at The Chicago School, she was appointed by the President to co-lead the University’s strategic plan and develop a new division for the University—TCSPP Global.

As a global innovator, Dr. Masson developed and managed international partnerships and continues to focus efforts on specific international human capacity development projects in Africa. In addition, she co-developed a country-specific 12-day trauma training program (Global HOPE Training Initiative) that aids teachers in effectively recognizing, assessing, and intervening with traumatized children. Her work in Rwanda and ability to develop government and private partnerships has proved successful in the expansion of the Global HOPE Training Initiative to Zambia and South Africa.