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Unique, One-of-a-Kind Executive Exchanges
Through open discussions and debate among a select group of senior Human Resource executives, delegates obtain global perspectives, new strategies and solutions being used by peers.

  • Designed around your needs, via extensive industry research the conference is designed to allow you to  become a more effective executive and learn about cutting-edge trends
  • Conference sessions provide both strategic insights and practical solutions
  • Peer-facilitated discussion groups provide senior leaders a focused, high-level, think-tank
  • Professional 1-1 executive coaching sessions provide a rare opportunity to hone your leadership skills
  • An opportunity to share your successes and help shape the future
  • Earn HRCI Credits

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If you would like to participate in the program, or recommend any speakers or topics, please contact Ben Scheim at 347-224-3996.
2018 Keynote
2018 Keynote
  • An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy

    Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.

    Jerry Greenfield and his long-time friend and business partner Ben Cohen are the men behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., Greenfield has helped to build a store front venture into an ice cream and business phenomenon by making social responsibility and creative management strengths, rather than weaknesses.

    With his best seller, Ben & Jerry’s Double-Dip: How to Run a Values Led Business and Make Money Too (co-authored with Cohen), Greenfield created both a nuts-and-bolts guidebook to the promise and pitfalls of “values-led” business, and an inspiring wake-up call about the growing international influence of the “socially conscience” or “mission driven” corporation.

    Bringing his business acumen and passion for creative and responsible business practices to life at the podium, Greenfield delivers an inspiring tribute to America’s entrepreneurial spirit. Jerry’s talk embodies the great sense of fun that is the company’s hallmark…and did we mention that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is provided free to the entire audience?

    About Jerry:

    Jerry Greenfield met his future business partner, Ben Cohen, in junior high school, and the two have remained friends ever since. After high school, Greenfield enrolled at Oberlin College to study pre-med. At Oberlin Greenfield got his first taste of the ice cream industry taking a job as a scooper in the college cafeteria. In 1977, Ben and Jerry joined together in an unlikely venture: running a food business together. They eventually settled on ice cream, and, after a bit of research (and a $5 Penn State correspondence course in ice cream making), opened Ben & Jerry’s Homemade ice cream parlor in Vermont in 1978.

    Ben and Jerry became known throughout Vermont for their rich, unusual flavors and community oriented approach to business. As the company expanded, Jerry handled everything from distribution to orientation to employee motivation. A model for American business success, Greenfield and Cohen are recognized for fostering their company’s commitment to social responsibility.


2018 Confirmed Speakers
2018 Confirmed Speakers
  • We are pleased to announce our 2018 speakers.*

    2018 Speakers confirmed to date*

    Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.

    Melanie Maddox, VP, Talent and Culture, BBVA Compass

    Christy Harris, VP, Human Resources, Allstate

    Jamie Colvin, Founder, SimplyConnect Consulting

    Bala V. Sathyanarayanan, EVP of Business Transformation & CHRO, Xerox

    Sumeet Salwan, Global Head of HR, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Corporate Functions

    Philip Altschuler, SVP, Human Resources, Gables Residential

    Tom Connolly, CEO, GattiHR

    Steve Hardy, VP, Human Resources, Credit Union Solutions, Fiserv

    Please email Ben Scheim at BScheim@richmondevents.com if you are interested in speaking or participating in a conference development research call.

    *as of February 21, 2018. Program under development and subject to change without notice.

Seminars & Case Studies
Seminars & Case Studies
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures et al - The New Normal in Business

    Bala V Sathyanarayanan, EVP of Business Transformation & CHRO, Xerox

    HR Experts have over the years deftly dealt with all kinds of challenges: mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, bankruptcies, right shoring, the rise of personal computers, mobile phones and Artificial Intelligence in the workplace to name just a few. However, the first two decades of the 21st centu...


    Session Title Coming Soon!

    Sumeet Salwan, Global Head of Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and Corporate Functions

    Session Description Coming Soon

    About Sumeet:

    Sumeet Salwan is currently the Global Head of Human Resources for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Company and Corporate Functions. In this role, Sumeet has global accountability for leading HR for an integrated...


    Topic: Diversity

    Christy Harris, VP of Human Resources, Allstate

    Session Description Coming Soon


  • HR Goes Agile - How Agile and Design Thinking Frameworks can transform HR and Engagement in Your Organization

    Melanie Maddox, VP of Talent and Culture, BBVA Compass

    Agile - Lean - SCRUM - Kanban… these terms may not mean much to you if you’ve never worked in software development or technology. And Design Thinking - isn’t that something that the Marketing department would do? In this session, we’ll take a look at how HR can take a page from our f...


    Want Better Engagement? Starting Thinking Like the CMO

    Jamie Colvin, Founder, Simply Connect

    Even in the fast-paced, big data world we live in today, the tried and true basics of marketing still work like a charm — Have a good product. Know your customers inside and out. Be bold and sell them on your product. Rinse and repeat this formula over and over again.

    Now pretend your p...


    Session Title Coming Soon!

    Steve Hardy, VP of Human Resources, Fiserv

    Session Description Coming Soon


  • How Did My Job Get Like This? Re-Designing the HR Function to Meet Today’s Needs & Tomorrow’s Demands

    Tom Connolly, CEO, GattiHR

    In this session, we’re going to re-design the HR profession. Maybe a lot, maybe a little bit, but the hope is to provoke some thinking about how we as HR professionals do our work and how that might be holding our organizations (and ourselves) back.

    Over the past couple of years, our firm...


    Redesigning the Rewards Program

    Philip Altschuler, SVP of Human Resources, Gables Residential

    Session Description Coming Soon


2018 Program Development
2018 Program Development
  • The 2018 Conference Program is currently in development

    Have a case study to share? Speaker nominations currently being accepted!

    Richmond Events' Human Resources Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only business development and educational opportunity for select senior-level corporate executives.

    Senior Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits, Talent and Engagement executives from F1000 companies are invited to participate as speakers, moderators or facilitators. Sessions are presented in a variety of formats and are designed to meet the needs of today's senior leaders.
    Session submittals are now being accepted. For complete information, please call Ben Scheim at 347-224-3996, or email BScheim@richmondevents.com.

Advisory Board
Advisory Board
  • Advisory Council

    Comprised of leading industry experts, Richmond Events thanks its Advisory Council:

    Lee Achord, VP, Compensation & Benefits, G4S

    Angela McClure, SVP, Human Resources, Fresenius Medical Care

    Lois Miller, VP, Comp & Ben

    Marc Shapiro, Vice President, Human Resources, iHerb, Inc.


2017 Speaker Faculty
2017 Speaker Faculty
  • Highlights from our 2017 Conference Program

    Special thanks to all of our speakers!

    Dan Roam, Author, "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures"

    Marc Mullis, Global Head of Compensation, EnPro Industries, Inc.

    J. Marty Nowlin, Vice President - Human Resources, ADESA, Inc.

    Robert Lanning, People Resources: Analytics, Insights, and Research, Tesoro Corporation

    Rick McAtee, VP Labor Relations/Employment and Labor Counsel, Domtar Paper Company

    Bryan Hohne, Vice President, Talent and Development, J.D. Byrider

    Shirley Pierce, Vice President, Global HR Policy and North American HR Operations, Conduent Incorporated

    Phil Hamburg, Vice President of Strategic Growth, Root, Inc.

    Jamie Colvin, Founder, SimplyConnect Consulting

    Jim Arnold, Founder and CEO, finHealth, Inc.

    Jerrold F. Greenberg, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

    Jo Anne Hill, Director of Diversity & Employment Engagement,Aflac

    Ricky M. Turner, Senior Director, Employee Experience, Whirlpool Corporation

    Jon Brooks-Fox, Workforce Engagement Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina


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