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Talent from the Top: A Discussion with Local HR Leaders

  • June 06, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • The Hilton Netherland, Continental Room, 35 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • Three (3) employees in your corporation will receive free registration. Registration for additional members cost $35 each. An invoice will be sent to your corporate administrator for the amount due.
  • You may be required to show Student ID or proof of Full Time enrollment.

Talent from the Top: A Discussion with Local HR Leaders

Thursday, June 6, 2019

On Thursday, June 6, five local HR leaders, experts in HR and talent and development, will participate in moderated panel discussion on the competition for talent. Our experts will share their experiences developing innovative talent strategies, including their successes and challenges, and the future of attracting and retaining quality talent.

Bring your questions and don’t miss out on your opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with our panel.

Before you settle in for the program, make new professional connections during the networking section of the program from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m.

Program Details

When:  Thursday, June 6, 2019
Where: The Hilton Netherland, Continental Room
              35 West 5th Street
              Cincinnati OH 45202

Parking:  Valet or self-park options; GCCBA will validate parking when you park at The Hilton Netherland
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.    Networking, Registration, and Full Breakfast
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.    Announcements
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Program

GCCBA Corporate Member (no cost)              
GCCBA Member with programs (no cost)              
GCCBA Member w/o programs ($35)              
GCCBA Student Member ($10)             
Full-Time Student ($25)              
Non-member rate ($60)

Our Moderator

Steve Browne, Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc., has been an HR professional for 30 years. He has worked in the Hospitality, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Professional Services industries in various HR roles.

Steve is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board of Directors, and has been a member of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC), representative for the North Central Region of SHRM and Past Ohio State Council Director. He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum, called the HR Net, which reaches over 12,000+ people globally each week.

Steve is an accomplished speaker who has been featured at local, regional and national Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses.

Our Speakers

Stephanie S. Bisselberg has served as Vice President, Human Resources for AK Steel Corporation since 2013. Her responsibilities include talent acquisition, learning and development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and HR information systems.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Abilities First in Middletown.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University, a JD from Indiana University, and an MBA from Xavier University.

Joe Gage is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health and is responsible for diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, rewards and wellbeing, and learning for the more than 57,000-employee ministry.

Joe previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Mercy Health. Prior to joining the health care ministry, he was a Vice President at Tenet and led human resources, talent, recruiting and HR metrics for the 56 hospitals and 58,000 employees in hospital operations.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Baylor School of Law.

Sheri Harper, Chief People Officer at Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc., is responsible for managing all initiatives across a broad range of human resource functions affecting 5,000-plus team members, including organizational design, culture, compensation and benefits, HR policies, and training and development.

In addition, Sheri provides strategic counsel to the President and CEO, and Executive Team, facilitates the business mission and visioning efforts, and leads ‘Frisch’s Big Boy Cares’, the Company’s community engagement organization, offering outreach support to the five regions we serve – Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville.

Sheri is an active volunteer, serving on the Portaluca Business Plan Development Committee, the YWCA “Toward Equity Change Team” Committee, and Executive Sponsor for Frisch’s Big Boy Adopt-A-Class. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Cincinnati’s MAHR program. Finally, she is an active member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.

Sheri holds a M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Upper Iowa University and a B.A. in Accounting, Business and Economics from Muskingum College where she graduated Summa cum laude.

Brian K. Wood, CPCU, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources, is the top executive responsible for the strategic vision for human resources and learning & development. Keeping pace with the evolving needs for a Fortune 500 company with over 5,000 associates is his passion.

Brian has over 20 years of experience in the human resources field, all in the financial services sector. Prior to his move to Human Resources, Brian served as a commercial insurance underwriter and as a branch manager in personal/retail lending. His in-depth knowledge of the business side of the financial services industry provides Brian with the tools to consistently meet the changing demands placed on human resources practitioners.

He is currently a member of the Civil Service Commission for the City of Fairfield, Ohio, is a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the CPCU Society, and has served on various advisory councils.

Brian received his M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from Xavier University and his B.S. degree in Mathematics & Statistics from Miami University. His professional designations include Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).


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