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Marna Killian, SPC, MBA

Marna Killian is a Key Women’s Leadership Forum facilitator, executive coach, speaker, and consultant. She specializes in Organizational & Culture Strategy, Employmee Value Proposition & Branding, DEI, Remote Work, and Workforce Planning.  Marna built her career as a Human Resources Executive, achieving business results through people.  She believes successful company strategy and culture is driven by an aligned executive team.  Alignment starts with each executive team member bringing their whole self to the table, ultimately improving the professional and personal lives of those they lead.  

Marna has over 30 years of leadership experience in Human Resources in the hospitality and service industries, which has enabled her to develop hundreds of thousands of leaders. Marna’s accomplishments include providing the strategic vision and planning for the people function of large restaurant, retail, entertainment, and hospitality brands such as Margaritaville, Darden Restaurants, Bloomin’ Brands, and Checkers & Rally’s. She has created and led high-performance teams of acquisition, engagement, talent management, human resources, training, and leadership development professionals. She has transformed brands through creating culture, employee value propositions and people strategies that produced business results.  

Marna knows how challenging it can be for executives to bring their whole self to the table and is passionate about helping leaders navigate solutions to these barriers.  She works with the whole person to support personal and professional goals including physical and spiritual wellness, leadership skills, and uncovering blind spots to improve performance.

Marna received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from the University of Denver and an M.B.A. from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College. Her expertise is complemented by certification as a SCP, SHRM and SPHR in addition to a Predictive Index Certification.