Joanne Copas to Speak at 1st Annual Annual Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference in D.C. Sept 20-24

Washington, DC, August 06, 2014 --( The 6th Annual Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference is pleased to announce Joanne Copas, Manager of Benefits Planning, Illinois Tool Works, as a speaker at the September 20-24, 2014 event in D.C this year.

The Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference is part of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress,, which is made up of 6+ other conference tracks dedicated towards employers and the benefits as well as the healthcare they offer their employees: Healthcare Reform, Voluntary Benefits, Self-Funding Health Insurance Exchange, Corporate Wellness, Global Benefits, and more.

Joanne Copas is a Manager of Benefit Planning for Illinois Tool Works Inc., a Fortune 150 global diversified industrial manufacturer. At ITW, Joanne manages the Health and Welfare benefits for over 21,000 US employees. Previously Joanne worked in Executive Compensation at Premark International that was acquired by ITW in 1999.

Joanne will be joining Erin Seaverson on the topic “Promising Practices for Successful Wellness Champion Networks to Drive Engagement.” This session will explore several established best practice methods of enhancing interest and participation in worksite wellness programs. Social support is key to individual behavior change and according to new research, strategies such as wellness champion networks can drive organizational results, as well. Several studies on employee participation in worksite wellness programs will be discussed. Researchers will provide multiple examples of successful wellness champion networks and discuss the common elements that led to building and maintaining effective wellness champion networks across large, dispersed employee populations. These emerging patterns will be examined in the context of the aforementioned research to understand why and how these tactics may have worked and how they can be applied to other employers.

Joanne joins over 200 industry professionals and employers that will be speak at the 2014 event on over 100 different educational sessions, workshops, forums and summits. Don‘t miss the opportunity to hear her speak. Register for the conference today.

The 6th Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference is the annual meeting for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association. The Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference is the source for latest trends, best practices and innovations in fitness and nutrition in the workplace. It is the only conference in the country dedicated towards fitness and nutrition in the workplace.
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