October 2020: Leslie Ottavi, Chief
Transformation Officer, iTalent Digital
“Change Management has been a passion of mine for a very long time,” said Leslie Ottavi, Chief Transformation Officer for iTalent Digital, a sponsor of the ACMP Carolinas Chapter. Based on her work leading large transformational efforts, Leslie understands that there is a tendency to focus on the technical solution rather than “helping people become ready, willing, and able to adopt change.” She enjoys working in the intersection of both technology and people.
“For iTalent Digital, this sponsorship is great alignment. We learned years ago you need to wrap the people part around those solutions,” explained Leslie. “How we feel about change is very aligned with how the ACMP Carolinas Chapter supports the local change community.”
“ACMP Carolinas is such a great organization to bring together change managers with like minds to support change in their community,” said Leslie. “When you look at the North and South Carolina marketplace and the types of businesses in our region – high tech, biotech, medical, financial services – there's such a large opportunity to learn from one another across the industries. We really consider it an honor to support ACMP Carolinas because we know the importance and significance of managing change from a people perspective.”
Leslie was one of the founding members of the ACMP Raleigh Chapter beginning in 2017, helped support the chapter’s merger with the ACMP Charlotte Chapter starting in 2019, and now serves on the ACMP Carolinas Interim Board of Directors.