2019- September – Fast Forward in the Triangle

Fast Forward in the Triangle

Umstead Hotel & Spa | 100 Woodland Pond Drive | Cary, NC 27513
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Please join our next Triangle CHRO Association gathering to engage in good conversation, food, and drinks.

In 1950 our state capital’s population was 65,000 and in the last 30 years it has grown by more than 7 times in size to 470,000. Raleigh now ranks as one of the fastest growing, most attractive cities in America. What spurred this growth and, more importantly, what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for Raleigh and the Research Triangle Region?

Our speaker, Harvey Schmitt, has been in the middle of some of the most important events in Raleigh’s recent past, such as:

– Building the PNC Arena
– Attracting a NHL franchise
– Building a new Convention Center
– Opening up Fayetteville Street.

He’ll give us a glimpse of how we got here and where we might be headed as a community and region.

Schedule:
6:00 – 7:00 Arrivals/ networking/ drinks
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner/ drinks
7:30 – 8:30 Speaker and discussion
9:00 Meeting adjourns

About Our Speaker

HarveyASchmittHarvey A. Schmitt, CCE
President Emeritus
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Harvey Schmitt was president of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce from January 1994 to June 2015.

He is a graduate of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

His 43-year career included chamber leadership positions with the Dubuque (IA) Area Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville (FL) Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Greenville (SC) Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Tampa (FL) Chamber of Commerce.

He served as Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association (ACCE) in 1995-’96. He was a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100.

In Raleigh, Mr. Schmitt played a leadership role in coalescing support for the PNC Center (sports arena), recruiting the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, building the Raleigh Convention Center, constructing the Triangle Expressway and launching the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and the Regional Transportation Alliance. He has served on numerous local and regional boards. He is currently a board member of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation and chairing the Greater Raleigh CVB Destination Strategy Blue Ribbon Task Force.

In retirement, Schmitt has remained active, working with the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and The Carolina Hurricanes, and serving as Co-Chair of the Department of Commerce Transition Team for Governor Roy Cooper. He also served on the board of Paragon Bank, a publicly-traded company recently purchased by TowneBank.

Triangle CHRO Board of Directors:
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Jason Kranack, EVP, Banking & Operations, Pacific Western Bank
Jenn Mann, CHRO, SAS
Lisa May, CHRO, RTI International
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Michelle Byrd, Chief People Officer, Zaloni
Ron Tomaszewski, VP, Human Resources, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, CHRO, Syneos Health

2019- Friday, June 7th – The SAS People Analytics Journey

Triangle CHRO Association
Friday, June 7, 2019 from 7:00AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)


Session description: Please join Jenn Mann and Theresa Barber for an update on the SAS People Analytics Journey.   SAS, a leader in Analytics, implemented a People Analytics strategy in partnership with the SAS IT organization five years ago.  The People Analytics team leverages data from HR systems of record, surfaces detailed and aggregated information to Executive Leadership through real-time dashboards and predictive models.  SAS utilizes the dashboards to serve as a barometer in identifying the next action needed whether that is development of a predictive model or launching a pulse survey to dive deeper.  During this session, SAS will discuss their People Analytics Roadmap, lessons learned along the way and provide a deep dive into a real business use case- sales retention.  Jenn and Theresa will also discuss their evolving strategy for visualizing the intersection of People Analytics and Enterprise Analytics.

About Our Speakers:

Jenn Mann Jenn Mann Bio:

 Jenn Mann leads a global HR organization that acts as stewards of the SAS culture and engages a diverse workforce of more than 14,000 employees. She is responsible for developing and guiding SAS’ talent management philosophy, as well as articulating the organization’s strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding and retaining the best talent. Her workplace culture insights have been shared in The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, CBS MoneyWatch.com, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, The Huffington Post, and The Great Workplace by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin. Mann was selected as HRO Magazine’s Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year in 2015.

Theresa BarberTheresa Barber Bio:

Theresa is responsible for creating alignment across SAS’ HR technologies and implementing the SAS People Analytics strategy.  She leads a team of business analysts in the development and implementation of business processes, establishment of key connection points between technologies and creating a seamless employee experience as we attract, develop and retain talent.  Theresa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has 25 years of Human Resources experience in the high-tech industry. Theresa is a member of the National Society of Human Resources Management and has participated in one of SAS’ high potential leadership programs.


Special Instructions:

All visitors are required to enter the SAS Campus main entrance via Harrison Avenue.  Upon arrival please proceed to the Security Station; they will verify your appointment and direct you to the Executive Briefing Center.

Upon Arrival at the Executive Briefing Center please check in at the reception desk. Your meeting host will give you a name badge and direct you to the meeting room.

Location:
Executive Dining Room 1
SAS Executive Briefing Center (located in Building C)
100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513


Triangle CHRO Association Board of Directors:
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Jason Kranack, Square 1 Bank
Jenn Mann, SAS
Lisa May, RTI International
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Michelle Strader, Zaloni
Ron Tomaszewski, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, Syneos Health

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2019- Thursday, May 23rd – Joint NACEO event

TCHROA members and friends,

Please join us on May 23 for the highlight event of the year, an evening at the Pavilion at the Angus Barn. You and your guest will enjoy the Angus Barn’s impeccable cuisine under the direction of Iron Chef America winner Executive Chef Walter Royal, breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding trees and the nearby lake, and an entertaining, insightful and VALUABLE message from Jason Goldberg.

Triangle CHRO Board of Directors:
Lisa Van Capelle, CHRO, Syneos Health
Jason Kranack, CHRO, Square 1 Bank
Jenn Mann, CHRO, SAS
Lisa May, CHRO, RTI International
Michelle Strader, CHRO, Zaloni
Ron Tomaszewski, CHRO, Butterball
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association


Thursday, May 23, 2019
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)The Pavilion at the Angus Barn
9401 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617   *   View Map

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NACEO and TCHROA members, join us on May 23 for the highlight event of the year, an evening at the Pavilion at the Angus Barn.

You and your guest will enjoy the Angus Barn’s impeccable cuisine under the direction of Iron Chef America winner Executive Chef Walter Royal, breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding trees and the nearby lake, and an entertaining, insightful and VALUABLE message from Jason Goldberg.
jasongoldbergindexThe #1 International Best-Selling Author + Transformational Speaker + Humorizer of Life Jason Goldberg, Creator of Playful Prosperity, Creator of The Business UNusual System, Co-Host of the Not-So-Serious Life and Co-Host of Master’s Circle.

His blend of humor and transformational, practical teachings have him consistently rated as the #1/favorite speaker at nearly every conference or event where he speaks.

We look forward to having you and a guest join us.

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,National Association of Chief Executive Officers &
The Triangle CHRO Association

2019-Thursday, April 4th – The Consequences of Taking a Stand

Triangle CHRO Association

Thursday, April 4, 2019
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Cary, NC

Event Details

Please join our next Triangle CHRO Association gathering to engage in good conversation, food, and drinks.
Many corporate leaders across the state and country have been taking stands on various political and social issues. Is the corporate activism smart, necessary, good for the company? When and where should you speak out? How do employees feel about corporate activism? Is it right to take a public stance on issues not related to your core business?

Our speaker, Aaron Chatterji, Ph. D., professor at the Fuqua School of Business has been studying the effects on the companies of these outspoken corporate leaders. He has recently been interviewed by or written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Harvard Business Review. Come and learn the ins and outs and potential consequences of taking or not taking a stand.

Schedule:

6:00 – 7:00 Arrivals/ networking/ drinks
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner/ drinks
7:30 – 8:30 Speaker and discussion
9:00 Meeting adjourns

About Our Speaker

 Aaron ChatterjiAaron Chatterji, Ph.D. is a Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy. He previously served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) where he worked on policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. Chatterji is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was previously a visiting Associate Professor at The Harvard Business School.

Chatterji works at the intersection of academia, public policy and business, investigating the most important forces shaping our economy and society. His academic work has been published in the top journals in strategic management, economics, finance and organizational studies and he has received several awards for his research, including the 2017 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in entrepreneurship, the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute, and the Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar award.

 His new book, co-authored with Michael Lenox, is “Can Business Save the Earth?” (Stanford University Press).

 Chatterji has won multiple teaching awards at Duke, both for his teaching in the core curriculum and electives. He is a frequent keynote speaker and experienced facilitator who has worked with top companies in finance, healthcare, technology, energy, retail, and sports.

 Chatterji has authored several op-ed pieces in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He writes widely for management and policy audiences with several recent pieces in Harvard Business Review and for the Brookings Institution.

 Chatterji was previously a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

 

Triangle CHRO Board of Directors:
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Jason Kranack, EVP, Banking & Operations, Square 1 Bank
Jenn Mann, CHRO, SAS
Lisa May, CHRO, RTI International
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Michelle Strader, Chief People Officer, Zaloni
Ron Tomaszewski, VP, Human Resources, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, CHRO, Syneos Health

2019-Friday, February 8 – “Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Organization”

Triangle CHRO Association

Friday, February 8th, 2019
from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT) – Durham, NC

Location: RTI International , Horizon Building, 3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27709


Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Organization

For the last several years, RTI International has embarked on a journey to create a more diverse and inclusive organization. During this meeting, there will be a brief presentation of RTI’s approach, and a panel discussion with several RTI staff members sharing details about their inclusion journey. This includes the creation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to encourage more honest and insightful exchanges about what active inclusion really looks like, and how RTI is tracking their progress to create a more inclusive culture. They will share what has worked and what hasn’t, as well as lessons learned. They will also welcome discussion and stories from our attending members.

About Our Speakers

Kristina Brunelle, Director, Organizational Development and Lead, Diversity & Inclusion Council, RTI International 

Krista BrunelleKristina Brunelle is a Talent Development Consultant, Executive Coach and Master Facilitator with over 20 years of global experience in diversity & inclusion, executive coaching, and organizational development. She specializes in developing effective leaders, and helping organizations unleash the potential of their employees to achieve ambitious goals.

Kristina’s consulting, coaching, leadership and diversity & inclusion experiences include working with global companies such as RTI, Red Hat, Vistaprint, the Forum Corporation, Ameriprise, Irving Oil, Archstone, Novell, and Cambridge Technology Partners. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker and has delivered programs in Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, China, India & Indonesia.

Kristina holds a Master’s from Harvard University and a BA from Tufts University as well as a Masters Coaching Certification from William James College (formerly The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology); New England’s only accredited graduate school program in executive coaching.

Bucky Fairfax, Senior Vice President, Strategic Talent Management

Bucky FairfaxMr. Fairfax is a recognized HR leader in international HR and emerging markets with over 20 years of progressive experience as a global human resources leader. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Talent Management at RTI International overseeing Global Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Learning, Talent Analytics, Performance Management, and Diversity and Inclusion. His previous positions at RTI include Vice President and Senior HR Business Partner and Vice President for HR and International Offices. He has also held HR leadership and key positions at Conservation International and ChildFund International.

Mr. Fairfax holds a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MBA from Averett University, a certificate for Advanced HR Executive from the University of Michigan, is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management, and is an executive member for Humentum. Mr. Fairfax is also a doctoral candidate in business at Temple University.

Triangle CHRO Association Board of Directors:

Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Jason Kranack, Square 1 Bank
Jenn Mann, SAS
Lisa May, RTI International
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Michelle Strader, Zaloni
Ron Tomaszewski, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, Syneos Health

2018-Friday, November 2 – “Managing Senior Leadership Transitions”

Triangle CHRO Association

Friday, November 2, 2018 from
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT) – Cary, NC

Navigating Senior Leadership Transitions

Every company must evolve in order to stay relevant, innovative, and competitive. This includes turning over senior leaders…sometimes planned, other times unplanned. Regardless, HR leaders are at the center of these changes and must be equipped to manage the associated disruption. Activities include:

– Planning for transitions

– Off-boarding existing leaders

– Determining the “perfect candidate” profile

– Recruiting, hiring, onboarding new leaders

– Crafting appropriate/attractive compensation packages

– Managing communications to internal and external stakeholders

…and more.

We have three extremely experienced HR executives who will lead this discussion. And they can effectively do so because they’ve managed various senior executive transitions, including the CEO position, which is usually quite different from any other executive search.

About Our Speakers

Fara Palumbo, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina 

Fara Palumbo

Fara is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.8 million members. Her responsibility is to ensure that the company’s more than 4,900 employees are equipped to support and achieve strategic and business goals.

Fara has led the transformation of the company’s talent strategy, delivering a compelling and credible employment value proposition and leading cultural change. She is the primary driver behind the company’s major life/work initiatives, including the design, development and implementation of a backup childcare center – the first backup center in North Carolina. During her tenure, BCBSNC has earned numerous recognitions as an employer of choice in North Carolina, including the Working Mother Top 100, AARP Best Employers, American Heart Association Fit Friendly and the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

Previously, Fara worked at Citibank in New York in a variety of Human Resources leadership positions in both the retail and investment banks, rising to the position of vice president of HR for the Global Securities Division.

Fara was the first executive sponsor for the BCBSNC Women’s Employee Network, one of 10 employee networks serving its workforce. She is an active supporter and board member for the Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast Affiliate, which invests in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. She is also a board member of the Triangle Chief HR Officer Association, an organization created to support senior HR leaders in their pursuit of organizational excellence.

She obtained her MS in organizational management from Pfeiffer University and a BA in psychology from Fordham University.

Bill Donovan, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, M*Modal  

Bill DonovanBill has served as M*Modal’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources since joining the company in October, 2011, and also leads the company’s corporate communications activities and legal departments. Bill’s standards are high, mirroring the standards of M*Modal and the healthcare industry.

Bill knows that to attract the best and the brightest minds, M*Modal has to be the best and the brightest in all facets of its offerings – to employees and clients alike. Bill continuously advocates for M*Modal’s ten thousand employees on three continents for competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a flexible work environment.

Bill earned his credentials in several diverse roles. He was the Executive Director of Ronald McDonald Charities in RTP. Previously, in his 24+ years at Nortel Networks, Bill held a number of senior executive roles, including leading the global human resources organization and driving improvements in business transformation, staffing, and talent development across the company’s global workforce.

Bill earned a BA in business administration from East Carolina University, and MBA from Campbell University.

Tom Mathews, President and Principal, TMathewsHR LLC

Tom MathewsTom started his consulting business in 2018. He is recognized for building and evolving award-winning HR strategies at Fortune 500 companies, private equity-funded organizations, and start-ups that align with rapid growth and global business expansion. Tom was most recently the SVP, HR & CHRO at Cree, Inc., where he worked to help take Cree and their HR function through its latest phase of growth. Joining Cree in February 2015, Tom helped Cree rebuild its lighting business and ultimately assisted in hiring Cree’s current CEO.

Prior to Cree, Tom was head of HR for Asset International, a private equity-owned business in New York City, where he helped the executive team acquire 3 companies, and he also worked with the executive team to sell the business to Genstar Capital.

In 2002, Tom joined Time Warner Cable as EVP, HR. He spent 11 years building a world-class HR organization, serving as a strategic partner at the executive level, to evaluate the human resource implications of all major business decisions affecting 50,000+ employees, and identified HR programs, services and initiatives that aligned with business growth needs.

From 1999 to 2001, Tom was Vice President of International Human Resources at AOL where he was responsible for developing and implementing AOL’s human resource strategy for its international workforce. Tom spent the earlier part of his career in HR at companies that included Shearson Lehman Brothers (an American Express Company), International Data Group, and Pillsbury.

Tom has a M.S. in Organization Development from Queens University in Charlotte, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Economics & Psychology from Trinity College. Tom is active in a variety of professional associations and nonprofit organizations and is an executive committee member of the SHRM Foundation, and an advisory board member of UNC-Charlotte’s Belk School of Business.


Triangle CHRO Association Board of Directors:

David Campbell, Allscripts

Florina Gordon, Liquidia Technologies

Lisa May, RTI International

Fara Palumbo, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association

Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association

Ron Tomaszewski, Butterball

Lisa van Capelle, Syneos Health

2018-Thursday, September 20 – Dinner, Drinks, Discussion

Please join our next Triangle CHRO Association gathering to engage in good conversation, eats, and drinks.

We’ll have a fun evening with Dan Davies, founder of the National Association of CEOs (after which TCHROA  is modeled), among other things. He will delve into his leadership journey and share his observations along the way…essentially what works and what doesn’t. You’ll be invited to share your experiences as well!

About Dan Davies

Dan DaviesBusiness leader, reader, thinker, writer, presenter, Dan is the founder and former publisher of Business Leader magazine and the former president of Business to Business Inc. In the twenty years he led the publishing company, he not only interviewed leaders and wrote about leadership, he became, and remains, a student of leadership. A keen observer of others, he noticed the traits of leaders with dedicated followers and those with reluctant followers.

He is also the creator, former producer, and moderator of The Business Leaders’ Breakfast, a monthly series on leadership which includes a presentation by a CEO, followed by a lively question and answer session. The popularity of this event led him to create another breakfast series for technology executives in the world renowned Research Triangle Park. In his capacity of publisher, president and moderator, Dan has met, interviewed and had discussions with hundreds of CEOs, company presidents, and other executives.

In 2010 he founded the National Association of Chief Executive Officers and served as the organization’s CEO and executive director until 2018. This organization served as the model for the later creation of the Triangle CHROA Association, in 2015.

Dan began his career as an educator before moving on to sales, then management positions with Gillette, Six Flags, and the North Hills corporations. He was Managing Director of Executive Search with Vaco LLC, a nationwide search firm recognized as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in both the 2008 and 2009 Inc. 500.

Triangle CHRO Board of Directors:

David Campbell, Allscripts
Florina Gordon, Liquidia Technologies
Lisa May, RTI International
Fara Palumbo, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
Ron Tomaszewski, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, Syneos Health
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association

 

2018-Thursday, April 12 – Dinner, Drinks, Discussion

“Tell Me Everything”
Please join our next Triangle CHRO Association gathering to engage in good conversation, eats, and drinks.

We’ve all experienced conversations where you simply run out of things to talk about and questions to ask. At this gathering, this dilemma will be addressed by Margaret Chadwick as she shares the impetus behind, and results from, her book, Tell Me Everything. This book, filled with probing and insightful questions, can help you initiate and fuel great conversations. Or you can simply use it as a personal journal for self-reflection on some of life’s deeper questions. The book has even been used to record answers to pass along to future generations. This is especially helpful in a world where very few people write letters anymore!

Triangle CHRO Association
Umstead Hotel & Spa
100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Have questions about TCHROA Dinner, Drinks & Discussion: Tell Me Everything? Contact Triangle CHRO Association


About our Speaker: Margaret Chadwick, HR Director, Cree 

Margaret Chadwick - HR Director - CreeMargaret is currently HR Director at Cree in Durham, where she’s worked for 12 years. When she started, the company had about 1000 employees and they were all located in RTP. Since then, Cree has grown to almost 7000 employees globally. She has led all the different disciplines in HR, but her personal passion is in leadership training and coaching.

Margaret’s personal leadership journey began in earnest in her mid-twenties, where she held several different leadership roles in the Raleigh Jaycees, eventually serving as the organization’s president in 1999. Margaret is quick to confess, “I made every leadership mistake in the book. Hopefully at least today I’m making all new mistakes.”

Even though she has been a lifelong reader and writer, Margaret says it had never really occurred to her to write a book. But a homemade Father’s Day gift for her Dad was the inspiration for “Tell Me Everything”, a book filled with probing questions meant to deepen people’s connection to each other and to themselves. The book was a really fun, small side project that has resulted in events that have brought Margaret to tears when she is privileged to hear the stories.

She is originally from Wilmington and is a Wake Forest Demon Deacon. She lives in Raleigh with her husband Greg. Her passions include Pearl Jam, Cubs baseball, amateur political commentary, travel, and hosting Sunday dinners for family and friends.

Triangle CHRO Board of Directors:
David Campbell, Allscripts
Florina Gordon, Liquidia Technologies
Lisa May, RTI International
Fara Palumbo, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
Ron Tomaszewski, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, Syneos Health
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association