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Recruitment & Retention: Who's Getting It Right

  • 14-Jun-2017
  • 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
  • The Francis


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Recruitment & Retention: Who's Getting It Right?
A CEO Forum Panel Discussion

June 14th
The Francis
7:15-9:15 AM
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Rob Lane
Kerkering Barberio | Managing Shareholder

Mr. Lane serves as Managing Shareholder of Kerkering Barberio. His practice areas include Audit, Advisory and Assurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Nonprofit Organization Services and Succession Planning. As an Audit shareholder, he is responsible for audits and reviews of entities in a variety of industries, including large nonprofit organizations, general contractors and manufacturers. He also leads the firm’s Succession Planning practice, assisting business owners as they navigate through one of their most important financial decisions.

Debbie LaPinska
PGT Innovations | Vice President of Human Resources

Mrs. LaPinska joined PGT Innovations in 1991 as a Customer Service Representative. She currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources since 2014. She is responsible for talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, health and safety, and organizational development and training. Prior to her current role, Mrs. LaPinska served as the Vice President of Customer Relations from 2012-2014 and Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2003-2012. Mrs. LaPinska has served in multiple roles including leading the Company's Workforce and Dealer Development functions, Customer Service and Field Service, Transportation, and Sales since her time joining PGT Innovations. 

Joe McElmeel
Brooke Chase Associates | Chairman & CEO

Joseph McElmeel is the founder and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., a Retained Executive Search firm specializing in recruiting professionals within the building materials, kitchen & bath and plumbing products industries. He earlier served as President of Fortune Personnel Consultants of Chicago, as Executive VP and COO of Folger Adam Co., and held senior level positions at Ideal Security Hardware, Williams Company, and the Yale Lock & Hardware division of Eaton Corporation. His education includes Westchester C.C., Iona College and the Executive Management Program at Baldwin Wallace College. Since 1980, the Brooke Chase client list has grown to become a virtual “Who’s Who” of both domestic and international firms for whom we have successfully recruited professionals. A testament to the company's success rate, many clients have utilized the services of Brooke Chase for over 25 years.


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