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Wednesday Afternoon, October 17, 2018

Jeanne Meister
Partner, Future Workplace

Jeanne is Founding Partner in Future Workplace, an HR Advisory and Research firm. Jeanne is also a Contributor to Forbes. She is the best-selling author of four books including The Future Workplace: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. This book was awarded the Silver Axiom Best Business Book Award for HR professionals in 2017. Jeanne is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award honoring her body of work in corporate universities and preparing executives for the future of work. She has appeared in CIO, CNBC Power Lunch, CBS, CNN, Fast Company, Fox Business, Harvard Business Review, SHRM Magazine, Time Magazine, and more. Jeanne was previously Vice President of Market Development at Accenture. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut and Boston University Jeanne lives in New York City.

Thursday Morning, October 18, 2018

Jennifer McClure
CEO, DisruptHR LLC

Jennifer is an entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, leadership success coach, and former HR executive who works with business leaders to build careers that they love, and lives that matter. As CEO of Unbridled Talent LLC, Jennifer is recognized as an influencer and expert on the future of work, innovative people strategies, and strategic leadership. She is a top-rated keynote speaker and trainer who has delivered high-impact programs to over 50,000 people in 9 countries, and on 4 continents. Jennifer has coached and mentored multiple leaders and executives in small, medium, and Fortune 100 companies, and understands what it takes to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. Jennifer is also the CEO & Chief Excitement Officer of DisruptHR LLC, an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower HR leaders, business professionals, and community leaders who are interested in disruptive ideas, and moving the collective thinking forward when it comes to talent in the workplace. The DisruptHR global community includes events held in over 120 cities, and over 27 countries, which have produced over 1,800 informative, entertaining, and disruptive 5-minute talks that have been shared with the world. Jennifer holds a B.B.A. in Management from Middle Tennessee State University.

Thursday Afternoon, October 18, 2018

McKeel Hagerty
CEO, The Hagerty Group

McKeel is a proud Traverse City native and CEO of Hagerty, the world’s largest membership, insurance, and media organization for collectible vehicles and owners, and an in-demand speaker on business success, leadership, and personal growth. With a non-traditional educational background in philosophy and Russian Orthodox theology, McKeel grew his family’s small insurance business in Traverse City into an international market leader with more than 900 employees and offices in America, the UK, Canada, and Germany. McKeel prides himself on Hagerty’s unique approach to business, which fosters a positive, challenge-embracing “growth mindset” among employees. He believes that when employees grow, the company grows, which is among the reasons Hagerty has again been named a certified Fortune magazine "Great Place" to Work for 2017-2018. McKeel holds a MA in Theology from St. Vladimir's Seminary and a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Pepperdine University.

Friday Morning, October 19, 2018

Clinton Longnecker
Director and Professor, The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo

Clinton, is an award-winning educator, one of “America’s leaders in creating high performance leaders and organizations” and a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of The Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo. Clinton is a management consultant, educator and executive coach whose clients include a wide variety of Fortune 500 firms. He has been described by Career Publications as “one of the top motivational speakers in the U.S.” He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He has also been recently recognized by The Economist as one of the Top Fifteen Business Professors in the World. In 2017 Clinton was recognized as one of the top three University Professors in the USA. He is a frequent media source and his research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC and many more. Clinton is the co-author of two best-selling leadership books, Getting Results: Five 6 Absolutes for High Performance and Two-Minute Drill: Lessons for Rapid Organizational Improvement from America’s Greatest Game. His newest book is The Successful Career Survival Guide. He holds a B.B.A. in Marketing, an M.B.A. in Management, both from the University of Toledo, and a Ph.D. in Management from The Pennsylvania State University.


Thursday Afternoon, October 18, 2018

Mike Aitken
SHRM's Vice President of Government Affairs

Mike Aitken joined the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2003 and since then he has been responsible for all SHRM governmental affairs endeavors. Mike is SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs and he is a strategic advisor to the Society’s overall external relations activities. He plays a key role in helping to set the strategic direction of the organization, offering important counsel on SHRM’s educational programs and professional development opportunities. With over 20 years of experience working on workplace and workforce issues, Mike is a leading authority on issues important to the human resource profession. As one of SHRM’s primary spokespeople, Mike is regularly interviewed by the media and sought out as a speaker for business audiences. Prior to joining SHRM in 2003, Mike spent 14 years with the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), which represents the human resource professionals at 1,900 higher education institutions. Mike currently serves as a board member for the Association of Government Relations Professionals and OpenWork. He is also a member of the National Selection Board of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee. He holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego.

Session Description

The 115th Congress & the Trump Administration: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy


MISHRM's mission is to support the State SHRM chapters and serve the HR professionals (networking, development opportunities, best practice sharing) and serve as a conduit from our great state to SHRM.

Contact Info

Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management

c/o Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
P.O. Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099
(844) 4MI-SHRM