In its fifth year, the Professional Women's Conference will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 and offers a day of networking and learning through keynote speakers, panel discussions and small group meetings with industry leaders, female executives and mentors. The conference has a distinct focus on personal and professional development, leadership and career growth. A networking reception the night before offers additional opportunities to engage and interact with top professionals.

Registration for the 2014 Conference will close Monday, November 3, 2014.

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Keynote Speaker

Kelly Loeffler

Kelly Loeffler

SVP, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Investor Relations, Intercontinental Exchange
Co-Owner and Co-Chairman, WNBA Atlanta Dream

Kelly Loeffler is Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Investor Relations at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Ms. Loeffler is responsible for Intercontinental Exchange's investor relations program, public relations, corporate communications, global marketing, and brand strategy. Prior to joining ICE in 2002, Ms. Loeffler managed investor relations at Crossroads Investment Advisers, L.P., a private equity firm. She held equity research roles at William Blair & Company and Citi Global Asset Management.

Ms. Loeffler is also co-owner and co-chairman of the WNBA Atlanta Dream, the first women-owned professional sports team in Georgia. As a result of her own positive experiences gained through athletic participation, she is an advocate of combining education and sports to contribute to the success of young people from the classroom to the workplace. Additionally, Ms. Loeffler is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Research Alliance, and a member of the Boards of Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Skyland Trail and the Atlanta Sports Council.  She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, an MBA at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and is a CFA charterholder.

Luncheon Keynote

Karole Lloyd

Karole Lloyd

Southeast Regional Managing Partner, EY

Karole Lloyd is the Southeast Regional Managing Partner at EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. She is responsible for overseeing the deployment of the organization's Vision 2020 strategy, empowering EY's people with the knowledge and resources to best benefit their clients. She oversees an executive team of 15 and is responsible for more than 3,000 professionals in the region, which includes six states in the US and EY Caribbean. Additionally, Karole has more than 34 years of experience serving various clients in the financial services and healthcare industries. Along with her leadership responsibilities, Karole currently serves as a senior advisory partner to many southeastern US clients.

When based in New York City, Karole was the Vice Chair of Industry and Knowledge where she was responsible for the execution of EY's market segment strategy, working closely with Global EY. Additionally, Karole is the Chairperson of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, serving on the Woodruff Arts Center Governing Board and is active in supporting many colleges and universities throughout the southeast. She serves on the President's Advisory Council and the Board of Visitors at the University of Alabama.

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