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

2017-Friday, June 9th – Staying Competitive with Executive Compensation

Date: 06/09/2017

Time: 7:00am – 10:00am

Where:  The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive

Cary, NC 27513

 

Staying Competitive with Executive Compensation

In today’s competitive business environment, how do organizations attract, retain, and motivate, as well as know when to say “no” to their executives? Why are you paying so much more for a replacement executive than the person who previously occupied the role? Is that okay? When do the numbers not make sense anymore?

While it’s commonplace to recite the mantras, “pay for performance” or “good talent is expensive talent”,  it remains difficult to balance short-term compensation with long-term incentives, and to align those elements to drive the right behaviors. What works for one company may not work for the next. Consideration must be given to variables such as industry, size, public vs. private, for-profit vs. not-for-profit, PE, VC, high-growth, etc. And what worked in the past must continually be evaluated for relevance in today’s world.

Join us for this engaging discussion on such topics as:

– Trends/developments in executive and director compensation

– Incentiveplan designs

– Aligning compensation to drive intended behavior

– Quantitative and qualitative examples of salaries, equity, and LTE, from both Triangle-based and out-of-market companies

– Lessons from this Say on Pay season

And feel free to invite your Compensation Specialist to join us as well.

About Our Panelists 

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

 

 

 

 

Fara Palumbo 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.

Daniel Rodda, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Daniel Rodda, Lead Consultant

Daniel Rodda consults with compensation committees and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation, developing customized compensation programs aligned with business strategies and the governance environment. His consulting work includes competitive assessments, incentive plan design, risk assessment, alignment of pay and performance, responses to shareholder and regulatory concerns, disclosure, equity plan share requests, employment agreements, and severance arrangements.

Daniel works with companies in a diverse range of industries including banking and financial services, business services, retail, media, aerospace, utilities, and healthcare. He is a frequent speaker and writer on executive compensation trends and developments.

Daniel has assisted clients with their compensation and benefits programs for over a decade. Prior to joining Meridian, Daniel was a Principal in Mercer’s executive compensation practice.

Christiaan Heijmen, Principal, Executive Search, Vaco 

Christiaan is truly a generalist when it comes to executive search and human capital advisory. He has executed retained executive searches for clients in audit/tax/advisory, banking, construction, consumer, entertainment, government, hospitality, IT, legal, life/sciences/pharma, management consulting, not-for-profit and SaaS. He now focuses his practice mostly on the RTP area.

He has also worked as a human capital advisor, to include clients: Aetna, BHP Billiton, CIGNA, Gap, Health Alliance Plan, Hewlett-Packard, NY Life, Major League Soccer, Pulte Homes and The International Olympic Committee.

Christiaan has a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Management from UMass where he was a summa cum laude honors scholar and a 4-year division one rugby player. He was president of the Rugby team and president of the Navigators, a national faith-based community service organization.

 

Christiaan has his MBA from Fuqua. At Fuqua, he was honored to serve as: (COLE) Leadership & Ethics Fellow, co-Chair admissions, co-President of the graduate men’s rugby team, co-President for STEP (high-school mentorship program), board member for First in Families North Carolina and a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer. He was honored in 2013 by way of the “Business Award for Exemplary Alumni Service” to the Fuqua School of Business.

 

In his spare time, Christiaan enjoys boxing, hiking, reading, and staying engaged with people with disabilities.

 

Christiaan, his wife Linzy, son Andrew, and Daughter Alivia live in Durham, NC.

 

Scott Thibeault, Vice President Talent, Strategic Talent Innovations

Scott Thibeault (t-bo)

Scott has been a compensation practitioner for the past 30 years with experience in-house at several Fortune 50 companies, and has consulted with many Fortune 500 companies supporting their executive compensation design needs. He has consulted with many C-suites and Boards of Directors with in-depth support to compensation committees. Scott has reviewed hundreds of compensation summaries and authored several for public company proxy statements. Over the years, he has worked with many premiere executive compensation consultants including: Pearl Meyers, Fred W. Cook, Graef “Bud” Crystal, and Jude Rich, to name a few. Scott has been consulted on some of the most intricate CEO compensation negotiations over the past quarter century. His experience with public and private companies has required creativity in the design of long-term equity and performance cash elements.

 

Scott led the Compensation functions at the following companies:

 

  • Aetna, Inc. – Hartford, CT; $120 billion assets under management, 64,000 employees worldwide; $2.6 billion payroll
  • Oxford Health Plans – Norwalk, CT; $7.2 billion market value; 7,400 employees; $418 million payroll
  • WCI Communities, Inc. – Bonita Springs, FL; $4.7 billion assets managed; 1,700 employees; $79 million payroll
  • Talecris Biotherapeutics – Durham, NC; $4.4 billion market value; 2,900 employees worldwide; $151 million annual payroll
  • ISGN Mortgage Services – Palm Bay, FL; $111 million market value; 1,100 employees worldwide; $26.5 million payroll
  • Carestream Inc. – Rochester, NY; $14 billion market value; 8,000 employees worldwide; $376 million payroll.

 

Additionally his consulting experience includes executive compensation and board compensation design and communications for companies including:

 

  • Pitney Bowes
  • Pfizer Pharmaceutical
  • Citicorp
  • American Express
  • Coopers & Lybrand
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Janus Financial
  • Bayer Biologics
  • HCA Health Group
  • NNE Pharmaplan
  • Eisai Pharmaceutical
  • Enterra Health
  • Goodwill Industries

2017-Thursday, April 6th – TCHROA Spring “Meet, Eat, and Get Acquainted”

Where: Second Empire (private room)  2010 Renaissance Park Place  330 Hillsborough Street  Raleigh, NC 27603

When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Let’s get together for the simple sake of getting to know each other better, which invariably leads to the enrichment of your network, as well as more candid, in-depth discussions in future meetings.  We’ll engage in interesting conversations, all while enjoying wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

And, as always, feel free to invite others in your network who are the most senior local HR leaders in their company.

2017-Friday, February 10th – Performance Management: New Approaches to Rewards, Recognition, and Retention

Cary, NC | The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Friday, February 10, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Performance Management: New Approaches to Rewards, Recognition, and Retention

Performance management is not a new concept. Several sources suggest that performance appraisals were invented by WD Scott as early as World War I. On the whole, the way companies conduct appraisals has changed massively over the last 100 years. And the last handful of years has brought about a new way of thinking about how to motivate, reward, and retain employees. Many organizations have completely overhauled their traditional performance processes and systems, in order to better align employee performance with company strategy, goals, and expectations.

Join us for this engaging session to hear how a few of our local organizations have creatively shifted their performance management approaches, and how they have fared.

About Our Panelists 

Stephen Bewley, Senior Client Account Executive, Accenture

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Stephen Bewley is a Senior Client Account Executive in Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice. He has over 20 years of experience helping clients with large-scale, strategic programs. He has supported clients across the healthcare spectrum including large regional and national health payers, providers, and back office intermediaries.  He specializes in helping clients develop end-to-end solutions, from strategy through execution, to adapt to changes in the market.

Steve currently serves as the Client Account Lead for two regional health payers.  Prior to that role, he led the SaaS ERP and Finance offerings for Accenture’s Health Back Office practice. Steve also has startup experience working for two healthcare software startups from 2002-2008. He specializes in helping clients develop end-to-end solutions, from strategy through execution, to adapt to changes in the market.

As Client Account Lead for two regional health payers, Steve has been responsible for oversight of Accenture’s services including the development of client strategies and the delivery of strategic programs in the areas of Operations Strategy & Management, Consumer Engagement, Digital Transformation, and Cost Management.

Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration, Duke University

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As Vice President for Administration at Duke University, Kyle Cavanaugh provides leadership to a comprehensive Human Resources operation. Over the past several years, he has also assumed leadership for Disability Management and Duke Police, Parking and Transportation Services, and Visa Services.

Kyle came to Duke in 2009 from the University of Florida, where he started in 2005 as vice president for human resources and, in 2007, was promoted to senior vice president for administration, overseeing a range of business, financial and operational activities.

Prior to joining the University of Florida, Kyle was associate vice president for human resource services at The University of Texas at Austin, where he led all HR activities and had oversight of the campus police, environmental health and safety, and parking and transportation services.

Previously, he held senior positions at Rice University and Vanderbilt University. Before entering the higher education field, he led health promotion and occupational health services for five years with AT&T.

Kyle has served as a consultant on HR and other issues for numerous universities and organizations across the US and Canada. He has held a faculty position for the past sixteen years with the National Association of College and University Business Officers, College Business Managers Institute. Kyle has held adjunct positions and presented extensively on various higher education business topics.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Kyle holds three master’s degrees: business administration from Belmont; health promotion and exercise science from Vanderbilt; special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in special, elementary and early childhood education from Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN.

Tom Mathews, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cree (Panel Moderator)

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Tom Mathews joined Cree on February 1, 2015 as Senior Vice President, HR. In this role, Tom has accountability for HR along with other Administrative functions (Facilities, EH&S, Security and Travel Management).

Prior to Cree, Tom was president of TMathewsHR, a Human Resources consulting firm focused on driving results through people productivity.

Previously, he was Executive Vice President, HR for Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, NC. Tom also spent time in HR at AOL, International Data Group, Shearson Lehman Hutton, and Pillsbury.

Tom holds a BS degree in Economics and Psychology from Trinity College, an MBA in Organizational Behavior & Industrial Relations from the University of Michigan and an MS in Organizational Development from Queens University.

Amy Robertson, Chief People Officer, ChannelAdvisor

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As Vice President and Chief People Officer, Amy Robertson is responsible for global HR management, operations, and recruiting at ChannelAdvisor. With over 19 years of benefit, compensation, and HR technology experience, Amy leads ChannelAdvisor’s global human resources team to hire and develop top talent for the company.

 

Prior to joining ChannelAdvisor, Amy served as vice president, global total rewards, people systems, and operations at Red Hat, where she managed HR operations, technology, compensation, benefits, recognition, global expansion, and compliance, among other responsibilities.

 

Amy received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University.

2016-Friday, November 4th – The Power of Assessments for Hiring, Selection, Coaching, and Development

Meeting Details:
Time: Friday, November 4, 2016
Location: Prestonwood
Speaker: Joy Ruhmann

More information will be announced closer to meeting date.

The Power of Assessments for Hiring, Selection, Coaching, and Development, or said more simply: Why Use Assessments?

“Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply.”  This is the title of a recent article in the Wall Street Journal in which studies conducted by LinkedIn and the Wall Street Journal revealed that soft skills are not only in short supply but also very difficult to effectively measure with the traditional recruiting process. Per the LinkedIn study, “58% of hiring managers say the lack of soft skills among job candidates is limiting their company’s productivity.” The WSJ study, conducted with 900 executives, revealed that “soft skills were equally important or more important than technical skills.”

 

As appropriate, lots of focus is given to attracting and retaining those special people that have the talent (both the technical and soft skills) needed to drive your organization to the highest level of success. However, with a large pool of available candidates, it can be a challenge to simply and efficiently wade through the mountain of resumes so that your recruiting staff can focus on selecting the best of the best. Even though assessments are beginning to play a role in the selection process, it seems the main deciding factor is often still – the interview. And the problem with both resume review and the interview is very simple: BIAS.  It is an irrefutable fact that we all have biases and blind spots in our thinking.

Join us for this engaging talk on how assessments can be used to streamline your hiring process, overcome the natural biases of your recruiting staff, and ensure that you hire the best of the best for your organizations, while at the same time saving time and money.

About Our Speaker 

Joy Stroud Ruhmann, Level Up Leadership, Inc.

Joy Stroud Ruhmann, a native of Raleigh, NC, is a passionate and engaging change agent who focuses on helping leaders and their teams understand and resolve unique people issues that serve as obstacles to their success.

In both her personal and professional life, she believes that living fully requires that we “Lean In” to our vulnerability in order to experience the fullness of life and work every day. Thus, her personal and professional core values are to:

  • Listen to understand
  • Engage in conversations which effect change
  • Align her actions and the actions of her client to match their core purpose
  • Navigate with her clients to…
  • Inspire others to move to a deeper sense of wholeness and integrity
  • Nudge others along their path to do the same

She started her career in the banking industry and worked her way to the C-Suite where she faced many of the issues her clients deal with today. Joy received a BSBA in Business Administration from East Carolina University’s College of Business and holds certifications in a wide variety of tools and processes designed to facilitate sustainable growth for her client organizations. Her passion is to clearly understand her clients’ needs and change their world through workplace transformation!

We hope you can join us.

 


2016-Friday, September 9th – Building a Positive, Values-Based Culture

Meeting Details

When: September 9, 2016

Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

Location: Umstead Hotel and Spa; 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513

 

Building a Positive, Value-Based Culture

Culture is the game changer. Get the culture right, and your company and people thrive. Diane Adams’ new book, More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee: Building a Business Culture that Works for Everyone, is a front-row seat to building a positive, values-based culture in your organization, and in turn, gaining an edge in today’s competitive economy. In this session, we’ll discuss how to build a culture that works for everyone. Diane will share with us a 7-step model for building an innovative, high performance organization, along with great examples from companies, large and small.

About Our Speaker 

Diane Adams, a TCHROA member herself, is an innovative leader with strong global orientation and diverse background. She currently leads the global human resources organization at Qlik, and is focused on building the Qlik culture—a fun, high-performance culture with people who care about “making a difference” with our customers and in our communities.

Author of More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee: Building a Business Culture that Works for Everyone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), her goal is to help people and companies recognize how to energize their teams, develop creative strategies to meet changing market requirements, and facilitate high-performing value-based cultures. She is passionate about helping people and companies achieve excellence and reach their potential professionally and personally, as demonstrated by her record of excellence in organizational and leadership development, change management, and strategic staffing for Fortune 500 and high-growth entrepreneurial companies.

Prior to Qlik, Diane was Executive Vice President, Culture and Talent, with Allscripts, where her team was instrumental in growing the company from $500M to $1.44B. Diane also served in a number of human resources leadership roles in her 14 years with Cisco Systems. During her last three years with Cisco, she held the dual role of Vice President, Human Resources, International; and Vice President, Human Resources, Worldwide Sales, growing Cisco from 4,500 people when she joined to 70,000 people in 152 countries. Both Allscripts and Cisco were consistently recognized as “Best Places to Work.”  Diane is also a past recipient of the “Women in Leadership” award for making an impact in business and the community within the North Carolina Research Triangle Park area.

Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill. She cares deeply about giving back and serves on several boards, including Make-A-Wish, NC Communities in Schools, and the International Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Board, where she is a recipient of the “Living and Giving” Award.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

2016- Friday, April 1st – Accountability by Embarrassment

Meeting Details:
Time: Friday, April 1, 2016
Location: Umstead Hotel and Spa
Speaker: Jim Kochanski

More information will be announced closer to meeting date.

Accountability by Embarrassment

Looking for ways to increase accountability for desired results?

Many management tools and techniques use either “command and control” or “carrot or stick” to drive accountability. As work and organizations have become more complex, these traditional management methods have become less impactful and, as a result, the effectiveness of human resource management has been known to suffer.

It turns out that accountability seems to increase with the chance for embarrassment. That is why scorecards work so well. And some organizations have found that certain ways of using scorecards can tap into a powerful source of human motivation, leading to improved business results.

Come hear Jim Kochanski and Emma Browning from Sibson Consulting present their findings from several clients that used scorecards to increase accountability by allowing for the possibility of individual and/or team embarrassment. This will be an informative and interactive session, with our speakers as well as among participants.

About Our Speakers:

Jim Kochanski

Jim Kochanski recently retired as the Leader of Sibson’s Performance and Rewards practice. He focused on organizational effectiveness, talent management, and compensation. Recent clients include: University of Tennessee, Duke University, Maine Medical System, Caterpillar, Allscripts, Daiichi-Sankyo, The National Football League, The National Hockey League, FHI 360, and Proskauer Rose.

Mr. Kochanski has more than 20 years of consulting experience. Prior to joining Sibson, he held HR roles with several large corporations.

Mr. Kochanski received an MA in Human Resource Development from American University and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He has SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. He was a frequent author and speaker at national conferences.

Emma Browning, Senior Consultant, Sibson Consulting

Ms. Browning is passionate about creating positive workplaces where people can do their best work. As a Senior Consultant at Sibson Consulting, she helps clients achieve competitive advantage through their people. She works primarily in the areas of talent management, organization effectiveness, employee engagement, compensation, and incentive design. She manages Sibson’s performance management offering and leads consultant staffing for the Performance & Rewards practice. Some of her recent clients include Microsoft, Cisco, Caterpillar, FHI 360, Community Care of North Carolina, and the National Football League.

Prior to joining Sibson Consulting in 2008, Ms. Browning consulted at a hospital in the Southeast, evaluating and recommending retention and performance management strategies. She also directed communications and earned income ventures in the nonprofit sector.

Ms. Browning received her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, with a concentration in social entrepreneurship, and completed her BA at Wake Forest University. She has earned the Compensation Management Specialist (CMS) designation from IFEBP. Ms. Browning is a frequent writer and presenter; her work has appeared in multiple outlets including WorldatWork and Bloomberg BNA.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

2016-Friday, February 5th – Corporate Restructurings

A Look at the Human Side of Corporate Restructurings

Meeting Details:
Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: SAS, Building C, Executive Briefing Center
Address: 820 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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Mergers. Acquisitions. Joint ventures. Spinoffs. New divisions. IPOs. Privatizing. Downsizing. Divestitures.

These are terms that are well known in the corporate world. Initial headlines announcing corporate restructurings typically focus on improved finances, less duplication of services and staff, the ability to grow a company faster, and the anticipation of higher returns (for shareholders, in the case of public companies).

But what about the impact on employees? And to the human resources organization? With big change comes the need for effective change management that deals with morale, productivity, organization design, benefits, systems, and much more. All while ensuring that the company stays on track to meet/exceed expectations.

We have the good fortune of having several members who have experienced one or more of these restructurings while in a senior HR leadership role. At this time, here’s who has agreed to tell us about it:

– Jodi Cheek, Armacell (recently bought by Blackstone, the biggest private equity firm in the world)
– Florina Gordon, Liquidia & Envisia Therapeutics (recently spun out a company from an existing one)
– Jason Kranack, Square 1 Bank (recently went public)
– Bill Donovan, M*Modal – Moderator (former CHRO of Nortel and has, quite frankly, been through it all!)

We will start with hearing their stories, and continue into a breakout format where you will have the opportunity to dive deeper into these topics as well as share your own situations.

We hope you can join us!

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2015-Friday, November 6th – HR Analytics: Understanding the Value of Your Human Capital

We hear the word “analytics” in every news article, white paper, industry blog – but what does it really mean? How can you use it to better understand your business, anticipate your needs, and empower your future? And more importantly, how does analytics fit into your strategic HR vision? To be successful, organizations need to foster a culture of analytics. Are you ready to make analytics a reality for your organization?
In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to empower the execution of your mission,
  • Examples of strategic objectives, along with specific examples of how analytics can make it happen,
  • How to understand the makeup of the analytics “dream team” – what skillsets are needed, and
  • What HR organizations are using the power of analytics to become strategic advisors to the business and add more value

About our Speakers:

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Jennifer Mann, Vice President, Human Resources, SAS

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 strategy and ensuring SAS acquires, develops, rewards, and retains the best talent.

Her workplace culture insights have been shared in The Wall Street Journal, US News & 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 award in 2015.

Mann joined SAS in 1998, working initially with executive leadership on employee performance and organizational effectiveness programs. She managed an HR team supporting Worldwide Marketing and R&D divisions before taking on her current role in 2008. Prior to joining SAS, Mann held HR leadership roles in high-tech manufacturing, health care and academia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and business from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She serves on the HR Advisory Board at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, as well as is a member of the Tugboat Institute Fellows.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 strategy and ensuring SAS acquires, develops, rewards, and retains the best talent.

Theresa Barber

Theresa Barber, Director, HR Business Operations, SAS

Theresa is responsible for creating alignment across SAS’ HR technologies. 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 19 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.

Jennifer Nenadic

Jennifer Nenadic, IT Manager, Enterprise Analytics Services, SAS

With a background in data management and analytics, Jennifer has aided SAS’ leaders and external customers in strengthening their business by strategically transforming their current systems into intelligence-generating solutions using advanced analytics techniques and data management best practices. Jennifer has worked with clients across various industries to find creative designs and solutions to meet their evolving business needs.

Jennifer holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Textile Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Advanced Analytics from North Carolina State University.

We look forward to seeing you!

 


2015-Friday, September 11th – Succession Planning – Lessons from the Athletic Field of Play

 

 

About Our Speaker

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Joseph A. Bailey III, Managing Director

Joseph A. Bailey III is a Managing Director and the leader of RSR Partners Global Sports Practice. Mr. Bailey, who has extensive experience in the global sports industry as a leader, adviser and recruiter, was the CEO of the NFL Miami Dolphins Football Club, Dolphin Stadium and Dolphins Enterprises, Deputy Commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, COO of the World League/NFL, and VP of Administration of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. Most recently, Mr. Bailey served as the Acting Commissioner of the Big East Conference on behalf of 21 university presidents.

Mr. Bailey has been a successful CEO who has led sport-oriented enterprises in the US and internationally. He has experience in virtually every facet of the business including strategic vision development and leading and building teams to launch, turn around, and grow complex businesses. Joe has a strong record for revenue and content creation and for driving culture change, workforce diversity, brand recognition and loyalty, business development, experiential marketing, and stadium and team operations. A thought leader on the future of leadership and global sport, Joe is a frequent speaker and media guest.

As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Sport 360, Joe advised businesses in the global sport industry on strategies and tactics to maximize innovation and talent. He is a member of Duke’s Fuqua Center of Leadership and Ethics Advisory Board, Adjunct Professor for Duke Sports Medicine Feagin Program, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and member of the U.K.-based Beyond Sport Advisory Board. He also serves as a special advisor to an international Olympic committee and an international management consulting firm.

Prior to joining RSR Partners, Joe established a global sport leadership advisory group for an international leadership consulting firm. The Group advised on effective leadership and solving complex problems that involved vision, strategic alignment, general management/ execution and talent management. The practice served owners, boards, companies, associations, federations and government entities – all involved in the “global sport ecosystem.” The U.S. Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Major League Soccer and various private equity firms were clients.

In 2005, Joe was named CEO of Dolphins Enterprises where he was responsible for the NFL Miami Dolphins franchise, 75,000-seat Dolphin Stadium, and its 170-acre complex. As an agent of culture change, he combined customer service, cutting-edge technology, and entertainment to create the gold-standard guest experience coined “The Gateway to the Dream.” He also re-branded Dolphin Stadium as the “Stadium of the Americas.” All properties were sold in 2009 for $1.1 billion.

Before joining Dolphins Enterprises, Joe launched the Sport, Entertainment and Media practices for a premier global executive recruiting firm, where he established himself in leadership and talent management consulting and served as the Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas, Houston, and flagship New York offices. Joe recruited for and consulted with the NFL, NBA, NASCAR, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Olympic sports organizations, cricket, rugby, and gaming. In nine years, he conducted more than 200 executive searches in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, India, and China.

Earlier, Joe owned a diversified, independent sport strategy consulting firm, where his work ultimately led to his appointment as Deputy Commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association responsible for improving the economic viability of the $100 billion North American thoroughbred racing industry.

Prior to that, Joe co-founded and became the Chief Operating Officer of the World League/NFL, where he was responsible for launching and leading the first intercontinental American professional football league. The league operated successfully in five countries including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Spain.

Joe entered the sport industry with the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. Over his 19-year tenure he held roles including player personnel, business manager, and eventually vice president of administration, and chief operating officer. Joe was a contributor to the long-running success of the Cowboys, created the “Americas Team” brand and negotiated all player contracts. During his tenure there the Cowboys won 13 divisional titles, five NFC titles, and two Super Bowl championships. In 1985 and again in 1989 Joe participated in the sale of the team and stadium, the latter representing the largest transaction in sport history at that time.

Joe has held numerous board positions with for-profit and philanthropic organizations. He is a frequent media guest speaker on “Leadership and the Future of Global Sport.” Additionally, he has been a frequent speaker and media guest on national and international television, radio, and online programs. The Sporting News called him “the most influential executive recruiter in sport” and included Joe on its list of “The 100 Most Powerful People.”

Joe graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He and his wife, Charlotte, live in New York, New York and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Meeting Details:
Time: Friday, September 11, 7:00 – 9:00am
Location: Umstead Hotel and Spa
Includes breakfast and networking time
Attendance/Membership: The most senior HR leaders in the Triangle, by invitation only.

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2015-Thursday, June 4th – Meet, Eat, and Get Acquainted

You spoke, we listened. Several of you have indicated that it would be beneficial to gather for the simple sake of getting to know your peers – other CHROs across the Triangle. This will allow for the enrichment of your network as well as richer discussions in future meetings.

Please join us for the third gathering of the Triangle CHRO Association.

 

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Meeting Details:
Time: Thursday, June 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and networking time
Attendance/Membership: The most senior HR leaders in the Triangle, by invitation only.

 

 

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2015-Friday, April 10th – Emerging Trends in Employee Benefits

Most CHROs indicate that managing employee healthcare costs continues to be one of their top priorities. In fact, surveys show that employers are shifting toward more aggressive cost management strategies, including value-based insurance, pharmacy carve-out, and defined contribution approaches.

Please join us and your peers from across the region for our second meeting of the Triangle CHRO Association.

 

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John McDonnell, Senior Vice President, Marsh & McLennan Agency will discuss Emerging Trends in Employee Benefits, touching on:

  • State of the benefits industry using benchmark data from the 2014 Mercer Employee Benefits Survey
  • Emerging markets – private exchanges & pharmacy benefit management
  • Update on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

 

This session will assist you in finding the right strategy for your organization, including ways to effectively evaluate new opportunities to reduce benefit spend.

 

Meeting Details:
Time: Friday, April 10, 7:00 – 9:00am
Location: Umstead Hotel and Spa
Includes breakfast and networking time
Attendance/Membership: The most senior HR leaders in the Triangle, by invitation only.

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2015-Friday, January 30 – How HR Can Most Effectively Serve as Business Partner

Please join us at the first meeting of the Triangle CHRO Association. Come network with your peers – the most senior HR leaders from across the Triangle region, and hear from 3 business leaders about How HR Can Most Effectively Partner with the Business.

 

In this ever-changing world, businesses must be strategic, innovative, agile, and efficient, just to name a few critical components of business success. Human resources plays a critical role by managing a company’s most valuable resources, its people. Our distinguished panelists represent companies of various industries, size, ownership models, growth strategies, etc. They will share their views on how HR can be most impactful; what works well and not so well; and what they expect from their HR leaders.

 

Panelists:

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Neal Fowler

CEO, Liquidia Technologies and Envisia Therapeutics

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Ravila Gupta

President and Legal Counsel at Umicore USA Inc.

Ward Nye

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Martin Marietta Materials


Meeting Details:
Time: Friday, January 30, 7am – 8:50am
Location: Umstead Hotel and Spa
Breakfast Event: First gathering of the Triangle CHRO Association. We will also discuss criteria for membership and go-forward plans.
Attendance/Membership: The most senior HR leaders in the Triangle, by invitation only.