HR Tomorrow 2011

HR Tomorrow...Today
April 15, 2011


Time Event
7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Eaton Corporation

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speaker (93.06 KB) 
  • Steve Miranda, Chief Human Resources and Strategic Planning Officer for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 - 10:55 a.m.

Morning Session I: Breakouts (63.73 KB)

  • Cheryl Bethune, HR Director - Finance, General Mills
  • Yogita Naik, Director, Worldwide HR Portfolio Management and Strategic Planning, Pfizer Inc.
  • Scott Randall, President, BrandGames
  • Laura Smith, HR Manager and Jan Brown Helgeson, Global Employer Services Director, Deloitte
  • Stacy Van Meter, Talent Community Manager, Deluxe Corporation
10:55 - 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Morning Session II Breakouts (52.91 KB)

  • Anna Durham, Business Leader HealthAhead, GE Capital
  • Roy Ginsburg, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
  • Tom McMullen, Principal and Dana Martin, Consultant, Hay Group
  • David Magy, Principal, Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates
  • Darin Artman, Director HR, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Renee' Parratore, Associate Director of HR, Starcom MediaVest Group
12:20 - 1:20 p.m. Networking Luncheon - Sponsored by GE

1:20 - 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Breakouts (7.54 KB)

  • Karl Johnson, Director Executive Education, Carlson School of Management and Kim Blievernicht, Director, Talent and Acquisition and Development and Colleen Haberman, SVPHR, Univita
  • Kristi Meier, Vice President HR Operations, Travelers Company and Mick Collins, Principal Consultant, SuccessFactors
  • Debbie Sehulster, Director Organizational Effectiveness and Leslie Crain, Accelerated Development Program Member, Ingersoll Rand
  • Lisa Stevens, Executive Consultant, PDI Ninth House
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speakers (6.01 KB) & Closing 
  • Michael J. Hoffman, Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company
  • Lee Ann Hartert, Director, Unions & Employee Relations, The Toro Company
  • Claudine Weiler, Director, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS, The Toro Company
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception - Sponsored by Deluxe Corporation


Morning Keynote Speaker

Steve Miranda, Chief Human Resources and Strategic Planning Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Steve Miranda is the Chief Global HR and Content Integration Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In this role, Steve is responsible for both the development of best-in-class HR programs for the world's largest professional HR organization as well as globalization and planning strategies focused on serving both existing and future members.

Steve is a former HR Vice President at Lucent Technologies where his work took him around the world, including a 3.5 year assignment as head of Lucent's HR operations for the Asia Pacific region. He also held positions where he was responsible for supporting a wide variety of business units across Lucent. His specific responsibilities included the creation of global talent development initiatives, assessment methodologies, leadership development programs, and organizational design and effectiveness strategies.

Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) and is a past United States representative to the North American Human Resources Management Association (NAHRMA), North America's representative body to the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA).

Steve received his Master's Degree in Computer Science and his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Detroit, both Summa Cum Laude.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Michael J. Hoffman, Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company

Mike Hoffman was elected president of The Toro Company in October 2004, chief executive officer in March 2005 and chairman of the board in March 2006.

Hoffman joined Toro in 1977 and spent several years in service, sales, and marketing roles for the Commercial and Consumer Businesses. Hoffman held a number of top executive positions, including general manager of the Commercial and Consumer businesses. He also played an instrumental role in developing the strategic direction of the company's Landscape Contractor and International Businesses. He was appointed group vice president of Toro's Consumer, Landscape Contractor and International Businesses in 2002.

Hoffman earned a bachelor's degree in marketing management from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management. In addition to chairing The Toro Company's board of directors, he serves on the boards of the Toro Foundation, Donaldson Company, Inc., the Greater Twin Cities United Way, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, and the Minnesota Vikings Board of Advisors.

Lee Ann Hartert joined The Toro Company in 1994 and currently holds the position of HR director of employee relations and development. Hartert has extensive experience in human resources and labor relations, and has held several leadership roles within the private and public sectors. Hartert is responsible for enterprise-wide human resources business partner relationships, and oversees corporate communications, labor relations, training and organizational development for The Toro Company.

Hartert received a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and holds a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining The Toro Company, Hartert held key labor relations and human resources positions in the South St. Paul Public Schools District and at Northwest Airlines.

Claudine Weiler joined The Toro Company in 2005 and currently holds the role of director of total rewards & HR services. She has an extensive background in executive compensation, international compensation and benefits as well as performance management. At The Toro Company, Weiler has oversight of broad-based compensation programs, executive compensation, company-wide health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits and staffing. Her scope of responsibility also includes the information systems that support these programs.

Weiler received her Bachelor of Science in international business as well as her Master of Business Administration from St. Cloud State University. Prior to joining The Toro Company, she held leadership roles in compensation and benefits management at General Mills and Deloitte & Touche.

Morning and Afternoon Breakout Speakers

Darin Artman is responsible for HR leadership of merger and acquisition efforts at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), including leading the HR aspects of due diligence and talent integration of all strategic transactions. At BMS, he has held senior HR Generalist and Specialist (in Talent Management) roles. Prior to BMS, he held Specialist roles in Leadership Development, Selection, and Performance Management for GTE and Lucent Technologies. He received his MA and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

Cheryl Bethune is Director, Human Resource for the Finance Function at General Mills and partners with finance leaders to drive function-wide initiatives to optimize the development and deployment of talent. Cheryl leads all performance management and staffing for finance managers and analysts, as well as guides professional development through the Finance Learning & Development team.

Cheryl joined General Mills in 2003 as the Asst. Human Resources Manager and then HR Manager for the Covington manufacturing facility. Cheryl then moved on to the role of Organization Effectiveness Manager where she led the companywide Great Manager initiative and had responsibility for the General Mills Leadership Institute. This included partnering with the International organization to expand core leadership programs around the world.

In 2010, she transitioned to the role of Continuous Improvement OE Consultant. In this capacity she focused on enhancing the organization design and change management practices; updating the OE analysis/assessment process to support phase progression and master planning needs; and, has led the work to define the work systems, principles and resources necessary to support the "Future State" organization in Manufacturing.

Prior to joining General Mills, Cheryl held a variety of Engineering and Manufacturing positions for the Procter and Gamble Company with experience in various locations. Cheryl has an MBA and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, both from The University of Michigan.

Kim Blievernicht has 20 years of practical professional experience working for Fortune 500, non-profit, privately held start-ups and midsized organizations. She is experienced at leveraging the resources available to impact business performance in each organization she is involved with and enjoys the challenge of getting things done on a shoestring budget. Kim is currently Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development, at Univita. She earned a B.S. degree in Marketing and Distributive Education, with a minor in Business Administration, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jan Brown Helgeson is in the Deloitte Global Employer Services (GES) practice in Minneapolis with over twelve years of experience in the global human resource field. Jan leads the GES international human resource (IHR) consulting and cosourcing practice in Minneapolis. She has broad experience working with multinational clients to transform and support their global mobility and HR programs. She works with them to define and implement effective strategy, structure, policies and processes.

Prior to joining Deloitte in 2004, Jan had varied global HR experiences with industry and consulting organizations. She trained executives, families and groups on effective cross-cultural communication, managed the international assignment program and administration for the Walt Disney Company, worked in European sales and program development for a student travel company, and managed an intercultural center in Japan.

Jan holds an International Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ and a Bachelor's degree in International Management and French from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. She is also a certified Global Human Resources Professional (GPHR).

Mick Collins serves as the lead strategy consultant for nine SuccessFactors workforce analytics and/or workforce planning clients, including Aetna, Nike, Pearson, Amway, Wawa, and McGraw-Hill. In this capacity, Mick provides executive engagement, data analysis, change management consulting, and workforce planning/analytics training. He also performs pre-sales consulting support and product marketing activities.

Prior to assuming this role, Mick served as Vice President of Marketing, founding and leading Inform’s (the firm acquired by SuccessFactors in July 2010) North American marketing group. Responsibilities of the marketing function included event strategy and management, PR/AR, advertising, thought leadership, developing case studies, speaking at external events, and facilitating industry partnerships.

From 2004 to 2006, Mick was a Senior Consultant with CLC Metrics, the former joint venture partnership established by Inform and the Corporate Leadership Council. From 1999 to 2004, Mick led research teams focusing on HR (for the Corporate Leadership Council) and strategy/R&D (for the Corporate Strategy Board), two divisions of the Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD).

Mick has a Masters degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a BA with honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Leeds, England.

Leslie Crain joined Ingersoll Rand in February 2010 as a member of the Accelerated Development Program for Human Resources and currently holds the position of Organizational Readiness & Communications Lead. The focus of her roles to-date are building organizational capability to lead and manage change and leading enterprise projects to ensure that stakeholders are aligned from start to finish, all impacted groups are aware and ready for upcoming organizational changes.

Prior to Ingersoll Rand, Leslie spent 5 years working in the staffing industry as a Recruiter sourcing technical talent within the Twin Cities for George Konik Associates, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota and Robert Half International - Accountemps (Akron, Ohio).

Leslie has her Masters of Arts in Human Resources Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio.

Anna Durham joined GE as a Financial Management Program trainee in New York City. After managing finance for the consumer and industrial products group of GE Trading Company, she took a leave from GE to earn an MBA.

Post graduation Anna worked as a management consultant in the healthcare and financial services industries prior to rejoining GE in Paris in 1990 as the finance manager for Healthcare Financial Services Europe. She then relocated to Healthcare's headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she held business development and asset management positions in the financial services business.

In 1997, Anna became the general manager of Gold Seal, Healthcare's global pre-owned equipment business. In 2004, she relocated to the Twin Cities to lead Fleet's Maintenance and Safety Solutions business and followed that assignment to lead Global Quality for Fleet Services. In 2008, she joined GE Capital Americas where she created and developed a new source of capital to fund business growth. Early last year she became the Business Leader for HealthAhead for GE Capital's 110 global sites.

Anna has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Roy A. Ginsburg is a partner in Dorsey’s Advocacy Group. For more than 20 years, Mr. Ginsburg was a Partner in the firm’s Trial Department; he now is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Mr. Ginsburg’s practice involves a wide range of commercial litigation matters. For many years, he has focused on commercial disputes affecting the employment relationship, including, misappropriation of trade secrets, corporate raiding, usurpation of corporate opportunity, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract (such as post-employment restrictive covenants), and related claims. Mr. Ginsburg also defends class, multi-party and individual employment discrimination litigation (such as sexual harassment, age, disability, race and sex discrimination claims) as well as the related common law claims invariably pled in connection with a discrimination lawsuit. He also handles other types of commercial and insurance litigation. He is admitted to the Minnesota Supreme Court and all lower Minnesota courts; the United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits; and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and various other federal courts.

Colleen Haberman serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Univita Health. She joined Long Term Care Group (now Univita Health) in 2007 and has more than 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience as well as an extensive background in the integration of people and management systems. After spending the early part of her career in the mortgage services industry, Ms. Haberman moved into the health care space, working extended periods as Vice President of Human Resources for both Express Scripts, then BioScrip. Prior to joining LTCG, Ms. Haberman led the Human Resources function for MDI, an organization that provides employment and growth opportunities for people with disabilities. Ms. Haberman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Karl Johnson advises CEOs, boards, and senior leadership teams across numerous industries, countries, and cultures. As a director for Carlson Executive Education, his work with executives focuses on leadership effectiveness, strategy alignment, and execution. He has held similar roles at the business schools of UC Berkeley and Notre Dame University throughout the past 15 years.

David Magy has earned a strong reputation as an expert in corporate recruitment, staffing, and workforce consulting. He has worked extensively with human resource/staffing system design from both the corporate and consulting perspectives. He has conducted numerous lectures and seminars on recruitment and the job market in corporate, university and professional association settings.

David's background includes 14 years in the retained search field (Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates) and seven years of workforce management consulting experience as Executive Vice President of Career Dynamics, Inc., a leading consulting firm in career and performance management. In addition, he has over nine years of human resources experience in three different industries, including the Pillsbury Company, where he managed the company's staffing and college relations activities, and Honeywell, Inc. as Manager of Staffing, EEO, and Community Relations for their Corporate Offices. Prior to his work at Honeywell, David spent four and one-half years as a Human Resources Generalist at Farm Credit Services in St. Paul.

David holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Psychology, with concentrations in Organizational Psychology, Communications, and Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. In addition, he has completed graduate coursework in Staffing, Training, and Career Development.

Dana Martin has over 14 years of compensation experience on both the consulting and corporate side. He has worked with clients to design salary structures, short-term and long-term cash and equity based incentive plans, and perquisites plans. He also provides compensation measurement services to clients using proprietary data and proxy statement data. Dana has partnered with clients to design market based salary structures for broad employee populations. Dana’s work also includes the design of broad based sales and management incentive plans. Dana received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Strategy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with concentrations in Organizational Studies and Psychology.

Tom McMullen is the leader of Hay Group's North American Reward Practice, based in Chicago and is accountable for leading Hay Group's innovation, thought leadership, research and capability development initiatives for the reward practice. His client consulting work focuses primarily on developing and implementing total reward program design, including reward strategy development, incentive plan design, linking reward and performance management systems, job evaluation and organization structure design. He has BS and MBA degrees from the University of Louisville.

Kristi Meier leads a team within the Human Resources organization that is responsible for HR administration i.e., call center, payroll, benefits administration, staffing administration, metrics and finance, communications, project management, technology and other various HR initiatives. Prior to this role, she has held several key leadership positions at Travelers in both the human resources organization as well as in our underwriting and systems operations. Her professional experience has focused on the operational efficiencies and process improvements among multiple teams and organizations and the implementation or utilization of technologies to streamline and improve them.

Yogita Naik is Director Worldwide Human Resources Portfolio Management & Strategic Planning at Pfizer Inc. She comes with tremendous experience in Business Strategy, Human Resources, Talent Management and Change Management at Pfizer and other reputable Fortune 500 organizations like Citigroup and Johnson & Johnson.

Yogita joined Pfizer in 2003 as an HR Associate in Corporate Finance, New York. Shortly after that she moved to Pfizer India's Country Manager's Office in a business operations role to develop and execute the new business strategy. Yogita then took up a secondment to support the Financial Shared Services and Corporate Information Technology's Organizational Transformation & Change Management effort in Europe, Middle-east, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions.

She moved back to the Pfizer Headquarters to develop the Colleague Engagement Framework to support the Workforce Planning effort in Worldwide Technology prior to joining Worldwide HR in 2008. Yogita has a strong academic background, with a Masters in Human Resources-Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and a Masters in I/O Psychology from University of Mumbai, India.

Renee' Parratore is currently an Associate Director of HR at Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago. Renee' was with Bristol-Myers Squibb as the HR Operations lead and the Onboarding Workstream Leader for the Medarex acquisition. Renee' has been a part of the HR team responsible for BMS's several previous acquisitions as well as held several HR Generalist roles in R&D. Prior to these roles, Renee' joined BMS in the HR Associate Leadership Development Program, and held internships at both GMAC-RFC and Paddock Laboratories in Minneapolis. Renee' holds a B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MA - HRIR from the Carlson School of Management.

Scott Randall launched BrandGames in 1993 when he first foresaw that brands, and the people who love and run them, would be moving into the interactive realm. Scott's realization was validated in 1995 with the development of the Samsung Sales Explorer training videogame which was competitive, informative, interactive, fun and wildly successful This first-of-its-kind training game was rolled out at CES and was ultimately used by more than 30,000 3rd party sales reps at the very beginning of Samsung's rise to U.S. market penetration.

Fast forward to the Fall of 2001, when Scott recognized that the companies who would emerge on top would be the ones with leaders who could engage and inspire their people to carry their corporate brand message forth competently and with conviction. Branding, as it turns out, is an inside job - and as the digital generation continues to take over the workforce, Scott believes that this job will be done by games and simulations.

As an international speaker, winner of awards in design and technology and a quoted thought leader, Scott's innovative embrace of games and simulations as the future lingua franca of workforce communications was slightly ahead of its time. As a noted innovator and thought-leader in Human Capital communications he consults the world's largest companies on capturing the "essence" of employer brand, mission, values, skills and professional development messaging and bringing it to life for the workforces of the world.

Debbie Sehulster has been with Ingersoll Rand since 2006 and is currently the Director of Organizational Effectiveness. She leads change management efforts across the company - focusing on building organizational and individual capability to lead and manage change through tools, training, skills assessment and building practical experience. Over the last year, she has built and currently leads a global change management community of practice with over 275 members. She consults with senior leadership on key enterprise change management initiatives and builds interventions to address their needs. She is also heavily involved in cultural assessment and action planning.

Before joining Ingersoll Rand, Debbie spent 14 years in the telecom industry working for Lucent Technologies and AT&T in a variety of HR Business Partner and specialist roles, primarily in the learning & talent management space. Debbie has lived and worked in China and Japan and in her varied roles she has traveled to more than 30 countries and every continent except Antarctica.

Debbie has a Master's degree in Labor and Human Resources from the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Laura Smith is an HR Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP. She joined Deloitte in October 2006 following more than five years of service with Target Corporation. Laura has experience in campus and experienced hire recruiting as well as generalist experience with both Target and Deloitte. Laura has been involved with Mass Career Customization (MCC) since its early stages and led the roll out of MCC to approximately 1,000 professionals in the Midwest region. Laura led the MCC progression to focus on career enhancers for dial up and dial down professionals across all levels. Laura graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Communications and minor in Psychology.

Lisa Stevens is the leader of PDI Ninth House's Talent Management Systems Practice, and leads a cross-disciplinary team to develop and integrate cutting edge thinking and tools that help client organizations improve or transform their talent management systems/processes, including succession management, performance management, development, staffing, and rewards. She also leads PDI Ninth House's human capital strategy practice, helping clients plan and implement effective talent strategies, building the organizational capabilities needed to achieve their strategic business goals.

Since joining PDI in 1998, Lisa has worked with clients to design, deliver and implement a large variety of talent management systems and processes and leadership development programs, and to design and integrate custom competency models across their talent management processes. She is editor and key author of the Successful Manager's Handbook and has facilitated numerous performance and development feedback and planning sessions with executives and managers.

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 Manager for Deluxe Corporation, she is leading the development and execution of their social media recruiting strategy.

As the Director of New Media Services for United HealthCare in the 90's, she created and launched one of the first nation-wide healthcare eCommerce applications. After consulting on how to develop, market and sell Internet products, she moved on to the challenge of building best in class recruiting operations for 3M and several small technology start-ups.


2011 Luncheon Sponsor:


2011 Reception Sponsor:

Deluxe Corp.

2011 Corporate Sponsors:

3M logo Abbot logo Blue Cross Blue Shield C.H. Robinson Datacard Group Ecolab logo Emerson logo Hallmark Ingersoll Rand logo Medtronic logo Wells Fargo

2011 Breakfast Sponsor:

Eaton 100 Years 2012