Ayco InnerCircle® offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn about compensation, benefits, talent and culture in corporate America while networking with some of the industry’s most influential thought leaders.


Who attends?

CHROs or senior professionals who report directly to a CHRO.
C-suite executives or those who report directly to the C-suite.
Professionals who manage and allocate a human resources/benefits budget.





Ajay Banga / President & CEO / Mastercard



Yonat Assayag / Partner / ClearBridge Compensation Group

Jonathan Barber / VP, Tax Policy & Research / Ayco

Barbara Brickmeier / VP, Employee Benefits / IBM

Mick Ebeling / CEO / Not Impossible Labs

Matthew Gabree / Sr. Director, Global Real Estate & Office Experience / TripAdvisor

Chris Gaston / Sr. Policy Director / Davis & Harman LLP

Amanda Hindlian / President of the Global Markets Institute, Global COO of Global Investment Research / Goldman Sachs

Dane Holmes / EVP & Global Head of Human Capital Management / Goldman Sachs

Jeffrey Howell / President, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America / Panasonic

Richard Hughes / SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Human Capital / UnitedHealth Group

Luc Kamperman / Managing Partner / Veldhoen + Company

Lowinn Kibbey / Global Head / Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute 

Lori Lucas / President & CEO / Employee Benefit Research Institute

Brian Marcotte / President & CEO / National Business Group on Health

Kirsten Marriner / EVP & Chief People Officer / Clorox

Dionne Wallace Oakley / EVP, HR & Strategy / Erie Insurance

Randy Powers / Former Manager, Compensation, Benefit Plans & Policies, HR / ExxonMobil

Tanya Rizzuto / Director, Retirement / Willis Towers Watson

Eric Severson / Chief People Officer / DaVita

John Waldron / President & COO / Goldman Sachs

Chris Wightman / Partner / PJT Camberview

Magda Yrizarry / SVP & Chief Talent & Diversity Officer / Verizon



This year's conference will focus on topics such as closing the gender gap, the workplace of the future, executive compensation, the convergence of employee benefits and AI's impact on HR.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

Morning pre-conference tour of the Statue of Liberty.


11:15 am – Check-in

11:45 am – Networking Lunch

12:45-1:00 pm – Welcome to InnerCircle

  • Larry Restieri, President & CEO, Ayco/ Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

1:00-1:45 pm – Keynote Address

  • Ajay Banga, President & CEO, Mastercard

1:45-2:30 pm – CHROs Driving Innovation

  • Kirsten Marriner, EVP & Chief People Officer, Clorox
  • Dionne Wallace Oakley, EVP, HR & Strategy, Erie Insurance
  • Eric Severson, Chief People Officer, DaVita

2:30-2:45 pm – Networking Break

2:45-3:30 pm – Convergence of Employee Benefits 

  • Barbara Brickmeier, VP of Benefits, IBM
  • Lori Lucas, President & CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute
  • Tanya Rizzuto, Director, Retirement, Willis Towers Watson

3:30-4:15 pm – AI's Impact on HR

  • Jeffrey Howell, President, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America
  • Richard Hughes, SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Human Capital, UnitedHealth Group
  • Brian Marcotte, President & CEO, National Business Group on Health

4:15-5:00 pm – Leading Through Change

  • John Waldron, President & COO, Goldman Sachs
  • Dane Holmes, EVP & Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs


Dinner and entertainment to follow at the Intrepid Museum.


7:30-8:15 am
  Networking Breakfast

8:15-8:20 am – Morning Remarks

  • Greg Wilson, Head, Client Businesses, Ayco/ Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

8:20-9:00 am –
 Closing the Gender Gap

  • Amanda Hindlian, President of the Global Markets Institute, Global COO of Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
  • Magda Yrizarry, SVP & Chief Talent & Diversity Officer, Verizon

9:00-9:30 am – Tax Reform's Hidden Impact on Total Rewards

  • Jonathan Barber, VP, Tax Policy & Research, Ayco

9:30-9:45 am – Networking Break

9:45-10:30 am – Workplace of the Future

  • Matthew Gabree, Sr. Director, Global Real Estate & Office Experience, TripAdvisor
  • Luc Kamperman, Managing Partner, Veldhoen + Company
  • Lowinn Kibbey, Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

10:30-11:15 am  View from the Hill

  • Chris Gaston, Sr. Policy Director, Davis & Harman LLP

11:15-12:00 pm – The "Right" Way to Compensate Executives

  • Yonat Assayag, Partner, ClearBridge Compensation Group
  • Randy Powers, former Manager, Compensation, Benefit Plans & Policies, HR, ExxonMobil
  • Chris Wightman, Partner, PJT Camberview

Afternoon tour of the Freedom Tower.

Mick Ebeling–Ayco InnerCircle Dinner Speaker

A Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award winner, Mick is the CEO of Not Impossible Labs, a hybrid technology incubator and content studio that leverages a community of passionate and talented engineers, makers, idea generators and storytellers to change the world through technology and story.


Since 2008, Mick's Not Impossible Labs has engineered low-cost solutions for issues of inability and inaccessibility affecting the most vulnerable on the planet. These include the world's first open-source hardware allowing paralyzed individuals to communicate and the world's first 3D prosthetic printing lab for amputee victims of the South Sudanese Civil War.


Join us at Goldman Sachs in New York City for an insightful agenda focusing on innovation in Human Resources.

Goldman Sachs is located in downtown Manhattan next to Brookfield Place. The main entrance of 200 West Street is at the corner of West Street and Vesey Street. 

Goldman Sachs Conference Center
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282


Hotel accommodations will be provided for those joining from out of town on the evening of Tuesday, June 18 (and Monday, June 17 if travel requires) at the Conrad New York. Once registered, we will arrange your stay, if needed, as we are pleased to take care of hotel room, tax and parking expenses.

If your compliance policy requires special arrangements, please email innercircle@ayco.com.

The Conrad New York is located at 102 North End Avenue, which is walking distance from the Goldman Sachs Conference Center.

Conrad New York
102 North End Ave.
New York, NY 10282
Tel: 1-212-945-0100
Toll Free: 1-800-266-7237
.1 miles from Goldman Sachs

Watch 2018 highlights

Past agenda topics and discussions include evolving financial wellness, business transformation, ROI on student loan programs, thriving in an era of social change and executive compensation.

Ayco InnerCircle 2018 Highlights

In planning the Ayco InnerCircle® conference, Ayco seeks to ensure that we—and our clients—comply with all internal and external regulations and guidelines. During registration, we will ask attendees to confirm that their attendance as a representative of their organization, and participation in the Ayco InnerCircle® conference, is in accordance with all regulations and guidelines applicable to them and their organization.

Attendees should review program materials with his or her compliance representative before registering if they are, or may be, serving as a representative of an entity or employee benefit plan that is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.