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August 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General Assembly

About This Event

Overview: A company’s culture has become one of its biggest assets. Whether you are managing a team of two or two hundred being intentional about building a clear internal culture has a huge ROI. Learn best practices on recruiting, establishing a flexible work environment, maintaining a steadfast company culture, scaling your ideal team, and all of the challenges in between.

Featured Experts:

  • Jeff Hilimire, CEO of Dragon Army
  • Katie Rogers, VP Customer Success of Salesloft
  • Kyle Stapleton, Manager of Culture + Experience of Turner Studios
  • Moderated by Maggie O’Connor, Talent Engagement Manager of Dagger

What You’ll Take Away: You’ll take away actionable ideas to either start the conversation or cultivate your current culture.

Why It Matters: You spend the majority of your day at work – don’t you want it to be a place you enjoy going? Positive culture helps you retain talent which ultimately impacts your bottom line.

Please note that we will be sharing attendee emails with our partner Dagger.

About the Experts

 Talent Engagement Manager,

An Atlanta native, Maggie is Dagger’s Talent Engagement Manager. Her prior communications and marketing experience for nonprofits as well as her natural desire to connect people led her to take on a new role at Dagger. In the past year she has built the fast-growing agency’s talent process as well as its Employee Incentive Program, Wellness Program, Continued Education Program, and Dagger Does Good Program.

Arguably more importantly, Maggie is a happy wife, dog mom extraordinaire who listens to Phish and bluegrass and plays fiddle in a band, in that order.

 Manager of Culture and Experience,
Turner Studios

Kyle Stapleton is Manager of Culture and Experience for Turner Studios, focused on creating an environment that empowers top creative talent to excite the fan in everyone. He also co-founded TuneDig, a technology consultancy for the music industry. Kyle earned his bachelor’s and M.B.A. from Georgia State University. When not spending time at his Edgewood home or on the road with his wife Caralee and their dogs Murphy and Brody, Kyle enjoys his vinyl collection, live music, black coffee, and buffalo wings.

 Co-Founder and CEO,
Dragon Army

Jeff Hilimire is Co-Founder and CEO of Dragon Army, an Atlanta-based mobile and innovation company that helps clients navigate today’s connected landscape through the use of new innovations and technology. Prior to that, Jeff founded and sold two additional marketing agencies, Spunlogic and Engauge, within a 10-year span.

Jeff has over 19 years of industry experience and serves on the boards of the American Marketing Association (AMA), The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as well as Central Outreach and Advocacy Center. He is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of 48in48, a nonprofit that builds 48 nonprofit websites within 48 hours in cities across the world. Jeff is alumni to Leadership Atlanta’s graduating class of 2013 and is both an Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 under 40 and Most Admired CEO award recipient.

Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife of 19 years, Emily, and their five children.

About Our Partners


Built after the era of mobile and social proliferation, Dagger is designed to lead brands within today’s fast-moving, consumer-driven marketplace.

We believe that, to prosper, brands must behave more like media companies — innovating new ways to capture people’s attention by distributing culturally relevant content across all forms of media.

Our underlying value is driven by our team culture, one stood up by modern ideals and brought to fruition by a talent pool wired for change. We drive our client’s business outcomes with strategic thinking and a fresh approach to video production, physical world activations, influencer marketing and more.

Current clients include: Aflac, Atlanta Braves, Interface, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Mizuno and Red Bull.