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ERE Conference, San Diego March 23–25th: Where the Best and Brightest Recruiters Gather

Posted on February 7, 2011
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REGISTER For the Year’s Biggest Staffing Event!

ERE Expo 2011 Spring will be held at the world-class conference facilities of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. All ERE Expo events — educational sessions, receptions, tradeshow activities — will be held at the Hyatt. ERE is what opened my eyes to the broader universe of best practices and introduced me to my wide network of corporate staffing experts. Without ERE’s influence my ability to impact and deliver on cutting edge recruitment methodoligies would surely have been restricted to a much smaller audience. It has been a career changing experience attending over the years!

List of Speakers

This is just a taste of who you will learn from at ERE Expo 2011 Spring. Check back often, as additional speakers get added:
  • Lou Adler

    Lou Adler is the president of The Adler Group, a training and consulting firm helping companies around the world find and hire top talent using Performance-based Hirings. He is the Amazon best-seller author of Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007) and the new Nightingale-Conant audio… [more]

  • Stephen Balzac

    Stephen Balzac is a consultant, professional speaker, and president of 7 Steps Ahead (, an organizational-development firm focused on helping businesses to increase revenue and build their client bases. His book, “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” is due out from McGraw-Hill in Fall 2010. Contact him at [more]

  • Master Burnett

    Master Burnett currently serves as the Managing Director of Dr. John Sullivan & Associates, an advisory services organization providing talent management strategy and best practice guidance based on the thought leadership of Dr. John Sullivan. In his current role he advises organizational leaders on the development and execution of… [more]

  • Gerry Crispin

    Gerry has no past only a future. He is committed to writing, researching and sharing his adventures, opinions and data about evolving staffing models with the HR profession, clients and friends. Together with his business partner, Mark Mehler, he strives to observe and influence new and evolving models that aspire… [more]

  • Kat Drum

    Kat Drum is the Manager of Global Social Networks and Employment Brand Programs for RIM/BlackBerry. She touts a vast array of specialties, including: global employment branding, marketing segmentation, strategic sourcing, social networking, videos, and developing interactive solutions to include mobile applications and SMS campaigns. She works hard to create unprecedented… [more]

  • Matthew Effland

    Licensed in California, Indiana and Florida, Effland represents clients nationwide in all areas and at all levels of employment litigation, from pre-litigation risk avoidance through trial and appeal. Additionally, he provides training and counseling on employment issues to management in both the private and public sector in many of the… [more]

  • Jeremy Eskenazi

    Jeremy is Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, Inc., based in Long Beach, California, a leading Human Resources consulting firm focused on helping companies improve their internal recruiting processes. In addition to his more than 9 years of consulting with corporate staffing teams all over the globe, Jeremy has… [more]

  • Julie Fletcher

    Julie Fletcher is the senior vice president of human resources and in that role provides leadership for attracting and supporting talent for the AMN Healthcare corporate staff. Ms. Fletcher joined AMN Healthcare in 2008 after having served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for H&R Block?s Option One Mortgage Company… [more]

  • Kim Gerrard

    Kim Gerrard is the Sales & Marketing Talent Acquisition Manager at Research In Motion, with over 11 years of recruitment expertise in the Financial and Telecommunications verticals, having worked at iconic Canadian companies including Nortel, Royal Bank of Canada, TELUS, and RIM. She is an authority on resurrecting recruitment relationships… [more]

  • Randy Goldberg

    Randy Goldberg is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Hyatt’s recruiting programs and initiatives to ensure that Hyatt’s Talent needs are met. Randy works cross-functionally to establish Hyatt’s Talent Acquisition strategy and integrate them into business plans and company-wide practices. These efforts have led to recent recognition for… [more]

  • Dr. Charles Handler

    Charles Handler, Ph.D., is the president and founder of Rocket-Hire. Throughout his career he has specialized in developing effective, legally defensible employee selection systems. He has taken what he learned while developing recruitment and selection solutions for a wide variety of organizations and combined it with his love of technology… [more]

  • George Hoffmaster

    With more than 16 years of recruitment management and strategic talent acquisition experience, George Hoffmaster plays a key role in the development of talent acquisition strategies for complex enterprise organizations. His expertise comes as a result of leading large-scale recruitment teams on a global level as well as the management… [more]

  • Matthew Jeffery

    Matthew Jeffery is the Global Director of Talent Brand for Electronic Arts, the leading developer & publisher of interactive entertainment.
    Games produced include FIFA, Tiger Woods, Dante?s Inferno, Harry Potter, The Sims, Spore, GodFather, Dead Space, Need for Speed, Burnout, Hasbro Games, online gaming and Tetris on Mobile.
    He possesses 10… [more]

  • Dan Jessup

    Dan Jessup has been with Groupon since June 2009, directing recruitment as the company scaled from approximately 50 employees that summer, to over 1,000 in North America in Q4 of 2010. He transitioned to Vice President of Human Resources in the Fall of 2010, as the company began to build… [more]

  • Carrah Johnston

    Carrah Johnston is Manager, Change Management & Learning Programs, for the global talent acquisition team at Research In Motion and is responsible for leading the development and execution of learning and change strategies for the entire global recruitment organization. She resides in Waterloo, Ontario, and has held various roles since… [more]

  • Jenifer Lambert

    Jenifer Lambert began her career in the recruiting industry, the way so many have. “I literally fell into it.” What started as a summer job coming out of college filling in for a recruiter on maternity leave, turned into the sort of perfect job match we all dream… [more]

  • Beth McCormick

    Beth McCormick has worked at two National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore, in recruiting. Previous to her nine years with the Department of Engergy she recruited for a Bay Area high tech firm. She has a colorful background including a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.
    She worked as… [more]

  • Keith Molesworth

    Molesworth manages Intel?s external recruitment channels, including job boards, talent networks, and employee referral programs. He also led the design and implementation of a channel analytics dashboard that measures channel return on investment. He hails from Phoenix, Arizona. [more]

  • Simon Moore

    Based in the UK, Simon Moore is the Global Strategic Sourcing Manager for Research In Motion. His team is responsible for building talent communities for future vacancies throughout the world. He began his recruitment career as a Resourcer for an executive search organization. Quickly moving into the role of recruitment… [more]

  • Melissa Mounce

    Melissa Mounce leads the talent acquisition group for PNC Financial Services. Her team consists of 200+ managers, recruiters, sourcers, and screeners that fill 20,000 openings annually. PNC is the 5th largest bank in the US with over 2,400 branches in 16 states and 56,000 employees. She is an innovator and… [more]

  • Tiffany Peery

    Peery is responsible for driving strategic partnerships with internal partners and external vendors to deliver proactive and reactive candidate supply through virtual channels. She has more than 11 years of engineering recruiting experience and has spent the last three years developing and driving virtual recruiting strategies and pushing social media… [more]

  • Lisa Rosser

    Lisa Rosser is a consultant, author, and speaker on the topic of regarding, recruiting, and retaining military veterans. She helps her clients make the business case for hiring military, learn effective recruiting tactics, and implement retention programs that resonate with veterans and makes them feel “at home” in their new… [more]

  • Morit Rozen

    Morit Rozen is a veteran HR leader in Israel. She has experience in different managerial roles in HR at Intel’s Fab18 @ Israel, as part of the startup HR team, and manager of the Fab’s recruiting team during the Fab ramp (1,500 hires in two years). In 2005 she founded… [more]

  • Joe Shaheen

    Originally educated in the British school system, Shaheen received his undergraduate degree in Engineering and Physics from Murray State University, and began his career as a process engineer. In his role he was responsible for applying Lean and Six Sigma business improvement methodologies to manufacturing environments. He has earned his… [more]

  • Shally Steckerl

    Shally Steckerl is a talent acquisition consultant, strategist, and speaker originally from Colombia, South America, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Founder and Chief CyberSleuth of JobMachine, now Arbita ACES (, the premier provider of sourcing consulting services and workforce development. Early in his career Shally realized that… [more]

  • Allen Stephens

    Stephens is the Recruitment Marketing Program Manager for Intel?s Global Staffing organization. He is responsible for Intel?s strategy for employer branding, recruitment marketing, and social media. He brings traditional marketing experience to the business of talent acquisition. He is based in Portland, Oregon. [more]

  • Laura Stoker

    As an experienced research expert with more than 15 years of experience, Stoker serves as AIRS’s Senior Director of Training. She leads AIRS sourcing research and course development. Since joining AIRS in 2000, Laura has trained numerous recruiters and corporate clients from many different industries around the world. She began… [more]

  • John Sullivan

    Dr. John Sullivan is renowned the world over as a provocateur and strategist in the field of human resources and talent management. For more than 30 years he has offered his critique and insight to professionals seeking to develop a true competitive advantage for their organization through strategic talent management… [more]

  • William Tincup

    William Tincup is an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive who helps HR teams do great work. He describes himself as a specialist in user adoption marketing, employee communications, internal branding, HR software marketing, branding strategy, message strategy, and social media strategy. He’s also one of the country’s leading thinkers on… [more]

  • Stacy Van Meter

    Stacy Van Meter is an innovative, experienced emerging media leader. A passionate entrepreneur, she has spent most of her 20 year career working in newly created or undefined roles. She has a geeky dedication to developing creative solutions to complex business problems.
    In her current role as Talent Community… [more]

  • John Vlastelica

    John Vlastelica draws from 18 years of recruiting experience, including 8 years as a
    corporate recruiting leader and 5 years as a recruitment management consultant and trainer.
    A Corporate Practitioner
    John has successfully built, scaled, and led large recruitment functions during critical growth periods for well-known organizations. John was the Senior Director, Global… [more]

  • Jason Warner

    Seattle-based Jason Warner, a principal at Recruiting Toolbox, draws from over 15 years of recruiting and executive leadership experience to help clients improve recruitment strategies, processes, and team capabilities. Recruiting Toolbox helps organizations improve hiring quality, speed, and cost. It delivers practical recruiting team and hiring team training, tools, and… [more]

  • Keith Watts

    Keith Watts, a founding and Co-Managing Shareholder of the Orange County, California, office practices exclusively labor and employment law and has handled a wide variety of matters, including sexual harassment, age discrimination, disability and wrongful termination claims. His employment law practice focuses heavily on the ?prevention side? of employment claims… [more]

  • Kevin Wheeler

    Kevin Wheeler is an entrepreneur, teacher, consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, as well as a noted author. He has founded a number of organizations including the Future of Talent Institute, Global Learning Resources, Inc. and the Australasian Talent Conference, Ltd. The Future of Talent Institute provides research, white… [more]

  • Mary Wright

    Ms. Wright advises corporations in all areas of the employer employee relationship from hiring and firing, disability accommodation, employee classifications, reductions in force and many other issues impacting employers in this volatile economic climate. For seven years, Ms. Wright served as Chair of her former law firm?s Employment Law Practice… [more]

  • John Zappe

    John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. Never a recruiter, he instead built online employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. As VP of one large media operation, his employment revenue alone approached $2.5… [more]


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