March 25

8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:30 - Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Don-Terry Veal - Director, Center for Governmental Services, Auburn University
Mayor Todd Strange - City of Montgomery
Mr. Steve Reeves - President, Alabama Association of Public Personnel Administrators (AAPPA)
Dr. Joe Sumners - Director, Economic and Community Development Institute, Auburn University

Opening Address - The Economics of Workforce Development
Dr. James Barth - Senior Finance Fellow at the Milken Institute, and the Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at
Auburn University

9:30 - Break

9:45 - Targeting Workforce Needs for Business and Industry
Mr. Greg Canfield - Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce
Mr. William Canary - President, Business Council of Alabama
Ms. Sheron Rose - HR Director, Hyundai Motors
Ms. Lacy Gibson - HR Director, Alabama Hospital Association

11:00 - Aligning Education and Training with Business Needs
Ms. Julie Magee - Commissioner, Alabama Department of Revenue
Dr. Mark Heinrich - Chancellor, Department of Postsecondary Education
Dr. Phillip Cleveland - Director, Office of Career Technical Education/Workforce Development
Mr. Ed Castile - Director, Alabama Industrial Development and Training
Ms. Janet Parker - Executive Vice President, Human Resources Group, Regions Bank

12:15 p.m. - Luncheon with Keynote Address
Mr. H. Philip Paradice, Jr. - Regional Director, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Ted Abernathy - Executive Director, Southern Growth Policies Board

1:30 - Linking with Challenged Communities
Ms. Felecia L. Jones – Executive Director, Black Belt Community Foundation
Ms. Kristina Scott – Executive Director, Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project

1:50 - Showcase of Partnerships
Dr. Amy Brabham - Vice Chancellor of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development, Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
Mr. Steve Fair - Interim President, Shelton State Community College
Mr. Phillip Johnston - VP-Engineering, Mercedes-Benz, International
Mr. Bill Taylor - President, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)
Mr. Patrick Buckley - Development Manager, Pioneer Green Energry
Dr. David Bransby - Professor, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University

3:45 - Break

4:00 - Workforce Development and the Veteran
Lt. Colonel Oveta White - USAF (retired)
Brigadier General Allen M. Harrell – Director, Joint Staff, Alabama National Guard
Mr. William L. Webb - President, Still Serving Veterans; National Leadership Congress
Mr. Greg Niel - Alabama Department of Labor
Mr. Ken Hollingsworth - Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

4:40 - Concluding Comments
Dr. Don-Terry Veal - Director, Center for Governmental Services, Auburn University

4:45 p.m. - Evaluation and Adjournment



An application has been submitted for approval for recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) under SHRM. 5 hours

Also, CEU opportunity with Auburn University. 5 hours



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