ACG Atlanta presents: The Resolution to the Great Resignation


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August 9, 2022 11:30 AM - 1 PM EDT

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The “Great Resignation” appears to be but a symptom of the confluence of issues impacting the world: global  pandemic, race relations, a world war…the list goes on. People are feeling the impact of the changes in the world, and it’s creating a chasm between employers and employees. As articles abound about the “Great Resignation,” CEOs and companies everywhere are wondering what they can do to keep great talent and maintain a healthy culture in the midst of it all.
Join us to hear Atlanta’s C-Suite discuss strategies they’ve deployed, mistakes they’ve learned from along the way, and how they’re continuing to shift for the future of this new employee generation.
Tuesday August 9th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1230 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309 
Members: $45.00
Non-Members & Guests: $70.00
DAY-OF: $85.00 
Discounted Parking - Promenade lot: $10.00 


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Lisa Chang

The Coca-Cola Company
Global Chief People Officer

Panelist Lisa Chang is the global chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing the company’s talent and people strategies, culture, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. In her role, which she has held since 2019, she is responsible for leading the company’s global people strategy, aligned to the company’s purpose of refreshing the world and making a difference. Chang and her team are focused on creating an environment where employees can thrive, and equips the organization to win.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Chang served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for AMB Group, LLC in Atlanta, a privately held sports and entertainment conglomerate.

Chang has held HR roles at various companies, including Equifax, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and The Weather Channel Companies.

Chang serves on the Board of Advisors for Catalyst, a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. She also
serves as a Board member for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and on the Board of Directors for Frontier Communications.

Chang has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Virginia. She earned an MBA from the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer

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Shane Jackson

Jackson Healthcare

Panelist Shane Jackson serves as president of Jackson Healthcare and is the primary guiding force for its mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone it touches. Since assuming this role in 2014, he has consistently led the organization of 15 healthcare staffing, search and technology companies to growth of more than double the industry average, crossing the billion-dollar annual revenue mark in 2018. Prior to his current position, he was president of, Patient Placement Systems and NextStart Capital.

Shane is an advocate for the power of business leaders as a positive force for people and the community. He is a speaker on the conference circuit and frequently writes on the topic of intentionally nurturing a values-based culture. In 2018, he published Fostering Culture: A Leader’s Guide to Purposely Shaping Culture, his first book chronicling his philosophy on workplace culture.

Over the past five years, Shane has been recognized on Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100, a list of the top North American leaders shaping the industry and influencing the workforce solutions ecosystem. In 2020, he received the distinguished Jerry Noyce Executive Health Champion Award from HERO, the Health Enhancement Research Organization, for his contributions in advancing employee health and wellbeing – as well as the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Corporate Citizenship Award.

At Jackson Healthcare, Shane also champions the organization’s LoveLifts community impact platform that focuses on improving access to healthcare and the wellbeing of young people. In 2016, he spearheaded the launch of the non-profit venture Connecting Kids With Care, aligning volunteer doctors and nurses to deliver free, tech-enabled healthcare to thousands of global orphans.

Shane serves on the boards of 3DE and King’s Ridge Christian School. He also is vice chair of the leader-led goBeyondProfit business initiative that promotes the belief that giving back is good for business and good for Georgia. He earned an MBA from Emory University and BBA from Harding University.

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Mohamed Massaquoi


Panelist Mohamed Massaqoi is the founder of VESSOL and a strategic advisor on organizational change and team culture. In the spring of 2017, Mohamed's life changed following a near-death ATV accident that resulted in the amputation of his left hand. The accident sparked the creation of VESSOL. Vessol is a trusted partner when organizations have leaderships changes, M&As, disruption, and low engagement. Vessol helps organizations, leaders, and teams thrive in these areas by improving team culture, diversity & inclusion, and evolution. Before that accident, Mohamed worked in finance at Morgan Stanley and as a professional athlete in the NFL. Mohamed was a 2009 second-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL draft and played professionally for 5 seasons.

Mohamed is a graduate of the Harvard Business School after completing the Program for Leadership Development, which functions as their alternative executive MBA. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and he is pursuing a Master's in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, with a planned 2022 completion date. While at the University of Georgia, Mohamed was named the 2008 overall team captain, selected as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference and Academic All-SEC member. He is a member of the 2018 UGA 40 under 40 class. Mohamed served on the University of Georgia alumni board from 2017 - 2020.

Mohamed is a sought after speaker for company townhalls, keynotes and offsites.

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Nzinga "Zing" Shaw

ZRG Partners
President, Global DEI & ESG Practice

Panelist Nzinga “Zing” Shaw joined ZRG in 2021, serving as the first President and Global Head of the ESG & DEI practice and concurrently serving as the company’s Chief DEI Officer (for internal ZRG talent). Zing is an experienced C-suite executive with extensive hands-on experience and knowledge spanning change and crisis management, human capital management, employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational and strategic planning, branding, community engagement, and diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I). She is known for her pioneering DEI work with the National Basketball Association, serving as the first D&I Officer, representing the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena franchise. There, she launched the “MOSAIC” symposium (Model of Shaping Atlanta through Inclusive Conversations) and made the Hawks the first professional sports team to march in PRIDE and demonstrate public allyship to the LGTBQIA+ community. Additionally, she created the RISE (racial inclusion and social equity) Fellowship Program during her tenure as the Global Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s largest professional services firm.

Notably, Zing was the first Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at four blue chip organizations: Edelman, the NBA, Starbucks, Marsh McLennan. She has been recognized with numerous “40 Under 40” awards from the likes of Sports Business Journal, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Network Journal, and PR Week. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees of Fisk University, the Board of Directors of the National Rugby Football League, ColorComm, Moth+Flame and Arctos Sports Partners. She was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve a six-year term on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center, and she currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Honors Program at Fisk University.

Zing received her MLA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Spelman College. She was a study abroad scholar at Oxford. In her free time, Zing enjoys interior design, international travel, cooking, and spending time with her husband Keith and their three children, Lacy, Hudson, and Trey.

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Heather Fortner

Signature FD
CEO & Partner

My NET WORTHWHILE™ is helping people find their Net Worthwhile.

As CEO, our moderator Heather Fortner leans into her passion for listening – to the SignatureFD team, our clients, and the industry – to create and implement the organization’s vision and mission to impact the lives of 10,000 families. Practicing a “coach with empathy” leadership style, Heather leverages her unique ability to harmonize people’s passions and talents to build teams and lead organizations that deliver excellent and inspiring client experiences.

Previously serving as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and President of SignatureFD, Fortner has learned, navigated, and held strategic oversight for every aspect of the organization. A highly-sought-after leader in the industry, Fortner is regularly asked to speak on the ever-changing landscape of wealth management. See a small sample of her previous speaking and media engagements below. Additionally, in 2021, Heather was awarded CEO of the Year by for the category Individual RIA Firm Leaders.

Prior to joining SignatureFD in February of 2003, Heather was senior operations supervisor at a trust company, managing all portfolio and security operations. She also worked for an investment management firm in Marietta, Georgia, as a financial associate.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Finance from Kennesaw State University, a Master of Science in professional counseling from Georgia State University, and is an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional®. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Schwab Executive Leadership program and the G2 Institute.

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