75 Minute Session - Doug Maris and Amy Yu
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Five Practical Tools to Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

This session is targeted to leaders and project managers tasked with executing their organization’s strategy. It will be a hands-on work session introducing practical tools to help bridge the execution gap. The presentation will include group polling, breakout exercises, and small group discussions, allowing the participants to experience the value of tools presented. A practical toolkit will be provided to each participant as a takeaway.


 FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

DOUG MARIS - LBL Strategies

Doug Maris has over twenty-five years’ executive leadership and strategy experience. Currently he serves as VP of Operations and a Senior Strategy Consultant for LBL Strategies (Chicago, IL). Doug’s vast healthcare experience includes serving as a Senior Director of Business Development for a senior healthcare company where he developed, launched, and led a strategic management system for a large healthcare organization with 2,200 employees and $175 million annual budget. He also served as Executive Director for three large senior living/healthcare communities, responsible for over 600 employees and successful fiscal management of a $10,000,000+ annual operations budgets. While serving with a large senior living/healthcare non-profit organization, Doug served as project manager/lead for major corporate-wide change initiatives and projects (including integration to electronic health record platform, centralizing procurement automation and systems, establishing executive team dashboards, creating systems for increasing utilization of rehab service line, and initiating new reporting and metrics systems). Additionally he wrote and executed the business plan to launch a large pharmacy serving multiple campuses throughout Illinois and generating additional revenues for the company.

 AMY YU - LBL Strategies

Amy Yu is Senior Consultant and Director of Performance Management for LBL Strategies, Ltd, specializing g in areas of strategic planning, strategy implementation and performance management. She has comprehensive knowledge of strategic management gained from her active involvement in various client projects.

 Yu works closely with for profit and non for profit organizations, leading and supporting processes in developing strategic plans. She also drives a systematic strategy implementation process integrating major factors that organizations consider when executing their strategic plans. In addition, Yu designs systems and tools to help organizations interpreting, reporting and responding to performance results in order to effectively evaluate and control their strategic activities. Her other experience includes project coordination, visualization design and quantitative analysis.

 Yu earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shandong Economic University, in Jinan, Shangdong Province. China. Upon completion, she received a full scholarship to DePaul University where she earned a Master’s in Business Administration with two concentrations in Financial Management and Control and in Banking. Yu’s trans-global education and internship experiences have given her a practical understanding of the intersection of global economic trends and cultural differences.

 In addition to her M.B.A. and Bachelor’s degree, Amy holds the Strategic Planning Professional Certification from the Association for Strategic Planning. She also holds Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification and KPI Professional Certification from the Balanced Scorecard Institute.

 Amy uniquely contributes to the LBL team by her process-driven capability, detail-oriented nature, multi-faceted skill set and high efficiency. She adds value across a wide range of development and implementation efforts and stays focused on deliverables as defined. As a quick learner, she is able to take on new skills and projects as needed. Being a creative thinker and analytical problem solver, she provides insights that keep the team from viewing issues from only one perspective.

 She enjoys travelling and exploring culture differences in various countries and regions. Crafting, painting and playing piano are also her interests which are generated by her creative soul.

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