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Tammy Hughes
Tammy Hughes
Christy Macchione
Christy Macchione
Dennis Stratton
Dennis Stratton
Susan Murphy
Susan Murphy
Claire Raines
Claire Raines

Tammy Hughes has worked with Claire Raines for ten years. Tammy helps organizations select programs and resource materials that deepen and sustain learning. She delivers dynamic speeches and workshops about the generations, and heads up our Certify-the-Trainer program. Tammy has delivered training for more than twenty years throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Some of her clients include McDonalds, Proctor & Gamble, TGI Friday's, GE, BP, CB Richard Ellis, Adventist Health, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Castrol, Equity Office, and Wells Fargo. Her energy has been widely appreciated by our clients.

Tammy came to our group from a successful high level sales and marketing position with Xerox Corporation. In her capacity there she managed several of the largest national accounts. She holds a B.A.A.S. degree from Midwestern State University in Texas. Tammy is married and has two young sons. She enjoys cooking, athletics, and working with adolescents in her community.


Christy Macchione
Senior Consultant

Christy Macchione has worked for more than 25 years with Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations globally. She presided over key human resources functions for Sun Oil Company for thirteen years. As a consultant, she is known for her expertise in diversity and inclusion, leadership and team development, and working across cultures. She has provided training on generations since the early 1980’s. Clients appreciate her practical consulting approach that delivers real-time applications and sustainable results in direct support of business goals. Christie’s clients include Corning Incorporated, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, DHL, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, CIGNA, and the Market Street Trust Company.

Christy holds a B. A. in Organization Management from Eastern College. She has studied at George Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania. Volunteer work is important to Christy; she serves on several boards in her community. Christy is married and has two sons. She enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, and volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival.


Dennis Stratton
Senior Consultant

Dennis Stratton is a dynamic facilitator, consultant, and executive coach with 28 years experience in management and consulting. Invite Dennis to a meeting and he will interrupt business as usual. He understands how to challenge ways of thinking, behaving, leading, and designing an organization for success. As President of Stratton Consulting Group, Dennis has built a unique perspective in defining and honing the core elements of change management technologies and their application in large systems change. He has developed highly impactful methodologies for individuals, teams, and organizations struggling with complexity yet searching for new ways to respond.


Susan Murphy
Senior Consultant

Dr. Susan Murphy, co-author of 4genR8tns, is a sought-after speaker and business consultant known for her wit and wisdom. Audiences everywhere appreciate her humorous style and useful techniques, as she combines research and theory with real life experiences. Her presentations on generational & gender differences have generated laughter and learning for over fifteen years.

Susan is the author of the AARP publication, Leading an Intergenerational Workforce. She has written nine books, including In the Company of Women (co-authored with Dr. Pat Heim) and the four-book leadership series Maximizing Performance Management.

Susan's advanced degrees include an M.B.A., an M.A. in Organization Development and a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems. In 2004, Vanderbilt University honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

She worked as an executive in two Fortune 500 corporations and taught graduate-level courses at the University of San Francisco. Clients include Stanford University Medical School, the U.S. Air Force, Jet Propulsion Lab, NBC, Johnson & Johnson, Medical Group Management Association, U.S. Army, Shell Oil, Procter & Gamble, Kaiser Permanente, Young Presidents Organization, and Yale University. She is a member of the National Speakers Association.


Claire Raines
Founder

Claire Raines has been a pioneer in the study and discussion of generations for more than twenty years. She believes we can be more productive and have more fun at work when we understand the ways in which we are shaped by our times.

Claire has shared her findings in speeches, workshops, books, and videos, earning national awards for her groundbreaking and practical information. Her best selling books include Generations at Work, Twentysomething, Connecting Generations, Beyond Generation X, The Xers & The Boomers, The Art of Connecting, and Millennials@Work. Claire and Sandy Mazarakis designed Connecting Generations, a game that teaches people how to be more effective in work and family situations by adapting to generational differences.

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