Rico Maranto

Rico Maranto

Senior Manager of Leadership Development
WM

Rico Maranto is the Senior Manager, Leadership Development at WM. He has been in this role for just over a year. His vision is for all WM leaders to become equipped, empowered, and engaged human-centered leaders.
Rico began his career in US Air Force. While in the military, he attended his first leadership class. He loved all that he learned about leadership. He realized the leadership skills he was developing not only helped people become better employees but also helped them become better spouses, parents, friends, and community members. He was hooked. He determined he would dedicate his life to sharing what he had learned to help others grow as he had.
He then transferred to learning and development in the Air Force and thereafter continued in L&D in various industries, including Information Technology, Petrochemical, and Waste Services. He taught his first leadership class in 2000 and has since trained, coached, and mentored thousands of leaders. His thirst to learn more about leadership led him to pursue a master’s in Organizational Leadership. He continues to learn about leadership and knows there is still much to learn.
Rico enjoys hiking, volleyball, pickleball, playing the piano, and spending time with his family.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Oceana C

Developing Great Leaders: The Most Important Do's and Don'ts

The need for resilient, agile leadership has never been greater. Attendees of this session will gain insights into designing leadership programs focused on driving strategic business priorities, leading through ambiguity, and thriving in volatile times. The session will cover techniques for developing authentic, inspiring leaders while avoiding common pitfalls that waste leadership development resources. It will feature a discussion between Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award winners as well as hands-on learning through small-group exercises.

Moderator: Todd Smith, Executive Director of Enterprise Learning & Development, Estee Lauder
•Kati O'Brien, SVP of Talent Management vs Talent Acquisition, Staples
•Rico Maranto, Senior Manager of Leadership Development, WM
•Kimberly Currier, Global VP, Leadership Development, HR, AECOM

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