Winter Conference 2020: Human Resources Agenda


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Human Resources Agenda

(All sessions take place in the Albany Capital Center unless otherwise specified.)

 Speakers and details will be added as confirmed; schedule subject to change.

Monday, January 27

7:00AM-5:00 PM | Registration

7:00-9:00 AM | Grab-n-Go Breakfast
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

8:00-9:00 AM | HR Session #1: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Unconscious Bias

Jessica Caspe Esq.,Consultant | Employment Practices Solutions
Stephanie Davis, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Employment Practices Solutions

9:15-10:00 AM | Opening Keynote Address
2nd Floor Multipurpose
Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker: Charles Dougherty, Vice President and Economist | Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

10:00-10:20 AM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

10:20-11:50 AM | HR Session #2: Legal Questions in the Modern Workplace
Presenter: Laura Harshbarger, Esq., Member | Bond, Schoeneck & King
This session will address a number of current topics, including:

  • Transgender issues/accommodations
  • Social media best practices
  • Legalization of marijuana & impact on workplace
  • Joint employment issues

12:05-1:45 PM | Anniversary Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

2nd Floor Multipurpose
Guest Speaker: Mark McKinnon, Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus; Co-founder of the Bipartisan Group No Labels; Former Chief Media Advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain

Mark McKinnon is a political advisor, reform advocate, media columnist and television producer. He is the creator, executive producer and co-host of Showtime’s real-time documentary series of the 2016 election and the Trump presidency, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, the highest rated unscripted program ever on Showtime. He was the chief media advisor to five successful presidential primary and general election campaigns, and is co-founder of No Labels, an organization dedicated to bipartisanship, civil dialogue and political problem solving.


Our anniversary luncheon will feature the celebration of a number of member firms celebrating milestone anniversaries of continuous practice:

  • 50 Years
    • BCA Architects & Engineers
    • Concessi Engineering, P.C.
    • GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C.
    • Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Geology, DPC
  • 75 Years
    • Moffatt & Nichol
    • Ramboll

    2:00-3:30 PM | HR Session #3: A&E Industry Workplace Trends
    Gregory Hart, Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc.

    3:45-4:45 PM | HR Session #4: Talent Management (joint session with Finance Committee)

    Moderator: Katherine Metcalfe, Chief Culture Officer | CPL
    Dan Ritchie, Learning & Development Manager | H2M

    Jennifer Graney, Partner | Consiliarium Group
    Todd Liebert, CEO | CPL

    Scott Lockwood, CPA, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Accounting | Bergmann Associates

    Program Sponsor