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EMPLOYER SUMMIT
Capitalizing on the New Hybrid Workplace
Wednesday, June 23 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Montgomery County hosts the Employer Summit Information Workshop about the new hybrid workplace. 

SESSION 1 | 9:00 AM
The Intergenerational Workplace: Benefits, Sustainability, and the Cost of Non-Compliance

SESSION 2 | 11:05 AM
The Flexible Workplace: Effective Policies and Best Practices

SESSION 3 | 12:00 PM
The Responsive Workplace: Resources for Meeting Customer Demands and Employee Needs
 

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LIVESTREAM | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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EVENT SPEAKERS & GUESTS
James L. Stowe
James L. Stowe

James L. Stowe (Jim) currently serves as the Director of the Montgomery County Maryland Office of Human Rights. The Montgomery County Maryland Office of Human Rights provides leadership to the people of Montgomery County toward educating the citizens about cultural diversity; identifying and resolving community tensions; and eliminating racism/discrimination, as it works toward “Creating a Culture of Service and a Climate of Fairness and Inclusion.”

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CouncGabe Albornoz, Council Vice President
CouncGabe Albornoz, Council Vice President

Gabe is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and is deeply committed to the County, its people, and, as the son of immigrant parents, its diversity. He graduated from Montgomery County Public Schools and has dedicated his career to public service and advocating for just social policies. In November 2018, Gabe was elected to the Montgomery County Council as an at-large member, representing more than 1 million county residents. He currently serves as the Council’s Vice-President.

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Dr. Norvell Coots
Dr. Norvell Coots

Dr. Norvell V. Coots serves as the President and CEO of Holy Cross Health, and the President and CEO of the Maryland Region of Trinity Health. Holy Cross is a $600 Million Health System consisting of Holy Cross Hospital, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, Holy Cross Health Network, Holy Cross Health Foundation, and the Holy Cross Radiation Treatment Center, all located in Montgomery County. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Maryland Physicians Care.

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Shawn Perry, Moderator
Shawn Perry, Moderator

Shawn Perry, is the founder, executive producer and host of The Senior Zone; DC’s #1 radio program for seniors. The Senior Zone’s weekly radio program is dedicated to serving the needs of the older adult community, and now in its ninth year, has become a forum of connection and inspiring possibilities for older adults seeking tips and directions to senior programs, services, tools, resources, events, advice as well as cultural tidbits.

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Lena Barkley
Lena Barkley

Lena Barkley serves as the Workforce Initiatives Operations Manager for the area markets that includes over 1,800 stores in seven states, including Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Indiana. Mrs. Barkley has a 25-year history with CVS Health and was the Project Director for Career Prescriptions for Success (CAPS), a Registered Apprenticeship and Incumbent Worker Program that was funded by the U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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Mary Cianni, PHD
Mary Cianni, PHD

Mary is an adjunct professor in the newly launched MS program in Executive Coaching & Organizational Consulting at New York University, accountable for the design and delivery of the consulting elements of the program. She joined the NYU faculty from Korn Ferry where she was a Senior Client Partner and Global Leader of the Integrated Transformation Solutions. Previously, Mary spent 18 years at Willis Towers Watson serving in a variety of leadership roles.

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Tiffany Releford
Tiffany Releford

Ms. Releford, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and Co-Chair of its Community Associations group, focuses her practice on labor and employment law and community associations in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. In her labor practice, Ms. Releford represents large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations and individuals in matters involving discrimination based on disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, and age.

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Dean Graybill
Dean Graybill

Dean Graybill is a Vice President for Litigation with AARP Foundation focusing on employment, income, and consumer issues. Formerly Dean served as a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for over three decades in a wide variety of management and litigation positions. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service, he served in the 1990s as the head manager of both the Enforcement Division and the Service Industry Practices Division (DSIP).

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Elaine Engle
Elaine Engle

Elaine Engle is a 20-year veteran of Marriott International. In her tenure, Elaine has held a variety of leadership roles in the HR discipline. She has twice led the Talent Analytics department, has served in several senior HR partner roles, and currently leads the company’s Organizational Capability and Change Management practice. Across all the roles that Elaine has held, she has brought keen insight and focus to organizational effectiveness.

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Elizabeth Dennis
Elizabeth Dennis

Elizabeth is a Principal in EY’s People Advisory Service practice in Atlanta GA. She partners with clients on vital behavior changes through change leadership coaching, workforce strategy development, organization design, communications and storytelling, culture evolution, training and large-scale change management programs. Over 31 years in consulting, she has worked across consumer products, quick-serve restaurants, logistics, power and utilities, hospitality and technology clients.

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Nathan Blain
Nathan Blain

Mr. Nathan Blain lives in Montgomery County and is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry. He has over 25 years of experience working with Boards, CEOs, and business leaders to help them design and implement business strategy. The focus of his work over the last fifteen years has been to help companies to build the workforce needed to execute business strategy.

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Dean Steve Greenfield
Dean Steve Greenfield

Steve Greenfield is Montgomery College’s Dean for Business, Information Technology & Safety, under its Workforce Development & Continuing Education unit. Steve joined Montgomery College in 2005 after a distinguished career with as vice president of county’s Workforce Development Corporation, where he authored the county board’s 5-year workforce investment plan, and managed workforce services and grants.

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Jerome Fletcher
Jerome Fletcher

Since March 2019, Jerome Fletcher has served as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County. In this role, he joined Montgomery County and brings more than 20 years of government experience including success in economic impact with the small business community at a local and federal level. Also, an advocate for diversity and inclusion, he will lead the team that ensures residents are given a fair shot to thrive in the County regardless of their economic circumstances.

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Laurie Boyer
Laurie Boyer

Laurie Boyer is the Economic Development Manager for the Business Advancement Team in the Office of the County Executive. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the County’s economic development financial incentive programs and the administration of contracts with third party vendors providing economic development services on behalf of the County. Over the past year, she developed policies and procedures and implemented over $40 million in emergency grant programs.

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Marsha Jones
Marsha Jones

Marsha Ellis Jones is the executive vice president and chief diversity officer for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. In this role, Jones leads the development and implementation of strategies and programs that help further build and sustain a talented, diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. Jones is a frequent national guest speaker, panelist and lecturer on the business case for diversity and the impact that inclusive cultures have on corporate innovation.

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