Libby Sartain, Yahoo! Senior Vice President of Human Resources, to Speak at Human Capital Institute's National Summit

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Libby Sartain, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer for Yahoo! Inc., will speak at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit in Chicago April 6-7.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Libby Sartain, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer for Yahoo! Inc., will speak at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit in Chicago April 6-7.

Day one of the Summit, Sartain presents "Brand From the Inside," a session where she will share the "Eight Essentials to Emotionally Connect Your Employees to Your Business." The session offers a preview of an upcoming book she co-authored with Mark Schumann.

"The key to a business successfully delivering its brand externally is what it does internally to help employees answer the question, 'what's in it for me?,'" said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "Libby Sartain, a true HR visionary, will show organizations how they can break down internal silos to align employees with what the business is all about, and how this alignment can create results in the external marketplace."

Libby Sartain is responsible for leading Yahoo!'s global human resources efforts and managing and developing the human resources team. She also focuses on attracting, retaining, and developing Yahoo!'s employees, who promote and strengthen the company culture as well as represent the powerful Yahoo! brand.

Prior to joining Yahoo! in August 2001, Sartain was Vice President of People for Southwest Airlines. As an employee of Southwest Airlines from 1988 to 2001, Sartain managed a staff of 300 and led all human resources functions at the airline, including employment, training, benefits, and compensation. She also played a key role in developing an employment brand strategy, which helped double employee growth in six years.

Libby Sartain served as chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2001 and was named fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 1998. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Texas and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

"Brand From the Inside: Eight Essentials to Emotionally Connect Your Employees to Your Business" by Libby Sartain and Mark Schumann will be released by Jossey-Bass in April.

About HCI's Human Capital Summit:

HCI's first annual Human Capital Summit Conference and Expo will take place Thursday April 6 through Friday April 7 in Chicago, with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 5. A 2006 must-attend event, the Summit is for strategic human capital professionals and executives who understand that talent will be the key driver for success in the knowledge economy. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/conference_national.guid

About the Human Capital Institute:

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and global professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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