70th Annual Human Resources Management Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023 

Time Session
7:45am – 8:45am

Registration, Breakfast, Exhibitor Showcase

8:45am – 9:00am

Welcome and Announcements

9:00am – 10:30am

Opening Keynote 

Empowering Your Purpose!

Finding Your Why? as an HR Professional!

Pete Blank
Training and OD Manager, Personnel Board of Jefferson County

10:30am – 11:00am

Break and Exhibitor Showcase

11:00am – 12:00pm

The NLRB? Why should we be concerned?  We don’t have Unions!

Mike Perkins
Frontline Develop


OSHA Reporting Requirements

Randy Easterling
UA SafeState

Mindful Diversity:  Promoting Mental Health as an Equity and Inclusion Priority

Taheti Watson
Canopy Children’s Solutions


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch Keynote 

Game On! A Wellness Challenge!

Tracy Webster

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Artificial Intelligence and the Role It Plays with Identity Theft

Beverly Cochran
America’s First Federal Credit Union

The Evolving HR Professional: Love What You Do, Who You Do It With, Who You Do It For

Colby Jubenville, PhD
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

Using Workforce Analytics to Support Pay Equity Analysis and DEI Goals

Ed Hagar
Ingalls Shipbuilding 

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Break and Exhibitor Showcase

2:30pm –4:00pm

Afternoon Keynote 

Employee Well-Being, The Future of Work: 5 Strategic Areas of Imperative Focus

Ashley Wheeler
Certified Executive Coach and Consultant

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception
Entertainment District: HR After Hours


Friday, October 27, 2023 

Time Session
8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase

9:00am – 10:30am

Legal Update

Brock Phillips
Maynard Nexsen PC

10:30am – 11:00am

Break and Exhibitor Showcase

11:00am – 12:00pm

Artificial Intelligence: The Impact on Incident/Injury Prevention

Paul Thurber

Difficult Conversations Don’t Have To Be So Difficult!

Jermie Howell
Inline Electric Supply


Survive, Thrive and Illuminate:  Innovating Workplace Wellness and Wellbeing

Jillian Miles Massey

Horizon Point Consulting

12:00pm – 1:15pm

Lunch Keynote 

Building Culture and Driving Generational Collaboration!

Montiqua Mathers
People First Consulting

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Break and Exhibitor Showcase

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Do You Have an HR Strategy?  If Not, Should You Have One?

Jack Phillips
ROI Institute, Inc.

“Well, that’s accommodating!”: Understanding NEW Pregnancy and Religious Accommodation Practices

Matt T. Scully
Burr & Forman LLP

Don’t Start the HR Revolution Without Me!

Doug McKee
CRNA, Life Skills Expert, Author

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Break and Exhibitor Showcase

2:45pm – 3:45pm

SHRM Certification:  Tips and Tricks to Help You Succeed on the Exam

Kinsey Diegan
Marvel HR

Nine Dominant Behaviors that Build Effective Leaders

Ron Drew Stone
Center for Performance and ROI, Inc.

People Before Profits

Brandon Gibson
University of Alabama

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Conference Finale