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Advisory Board

The ICMI Conferences Advisory Board consists of contact center executives and experts representing a cross-section of roles. The board’s responsibility includes advising the management team on the latest industry trends, challenges and discussion issues, thus creating an event developed by and for the contact center industry.

Stacey Chudobiak
Stacey is a leader with demonstrated history of continuous improvement in the computer hardware industry and the automotive industry. She has experience with Lean, Six Sigma principles and process improvements, and is a Customer Experience (CX) and Employee Experience (EX) improvement advocate. She currently serves as Program Lead, Workforce Management and Analytics with 

Karen Harper

Anne Palmerine
Anne Palmerine

Anne Palmerine is the Associate Vice President of Customer Engagement and Enrollment Services for UPMC Health Plan. Anne has led UPMC Health Plan in Customer Service for the past twelve years, including Enrollment and Retail. Accomplishments have included implementation of a highly esteemed Health Care Concierge program, implementation of Genesys call center technology, driving one call resolution and service recovery, integration of all member touch points, and achieving JD Power Call Center Certification in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Achievements have included from ICMI, 2015 Best Large Contact Center, from Stevie Awards, 2015 Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats) and from IQPC, Best in Class Contact Center (Over 200 Seats). Anne has managed in customer service call centers for the past 22 years with a focus on customer retention, growth, and sales.
She has a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. ,/p>

Heidi Rote

Heidi is Director of North America Sales Center for Jenny Craig. She has been with Jenny Craig for 10+ years. Heidi's main responsibilities are to grow the Jenny Craig client base by driving acquisition and increasing profitability across all business channels.  She has had much success across the board. Her year to date stats include New Sales Acquisition = +123% YOY;  New Sales Conversion: +12% YOY & YTD Deposits: +23% YOY.  She handles the strategic planning and cross-departmental management of the entire North America Call Center business channel. Heidi is a leader in her filed having extensive call center experience in sales, training, process, marketing, and technology solutions including artificial intelligence. She manages a staff of 80+ agents.