Rhonda Spencer Keynote Speaker

  • Chief People Officer, Barry-Wehmiller
  • Former Vice President of Sales, Barry-Wehmiller
  • Speaker on leadership development and sales motivation

Rhonda Spencer's Biography

Rhonda Spencer believes she has the best job in the world. As Barry-Wehmiller’s chief people officer, Spencer has the privilege of leading a team of professionals whose central role is fostering the organization’s vision of measuring success by the way they touch the lives of people. To that end, Spencer’s team focuses on inspiring personal growth of the global organization’s over 12,000 team members, cultivating leaders in all corners of the firm, and nurturing a dynamic people-centric culture within the company’s 13 operating companies.

Spencer began her journey with Barry-Wehmiller in 1991 as an engineer, but was quickly promoted to vice president of sales. In 1999, Barry-Wehmiller’s visionary CEO Bob Chapman tapped Spencer to create a team to help transform the traditional manufacturing firm’s culture. Under Spencer’s leadership, the organizational empowerment team initiated innovative continuous improvement and sales motivation programs as well as the organization’s successful leadership development institute, Barry-Wehmiller University. Spencer assumed the newly created leadership role of CPO in June 2014 as the organization merged culture and people development (traditionally known as HR) and organizational empowerment to harmonize cultural initiatives and fully engage the global talents of both teams.

Rhonda shares her experiences and practical tools for implemental cultural changes to audiences nation-wide. Past audiences including: Lockton Companies, Thompson Coburn, American Manufacturing Excellence, Conscious Capitalism, WorkHuman Conference, CHRO Thought Leadership, UHY Advisors, and more.

Speaking Topics: 

  • Truly Human Leadership
  • Care and Accountability
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Videos of Rhonda Spencer

Portrait of a Better World: Rhonda Spencer
Portrait of a Better World: Rhonda Spencer

Comments & Testimonials

This was the best breakout session I’ve been to yet! Rhonda was great! Barry-Wehmiller is a shining example of a truly human approach to leadership!
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