2014 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM14)

March 26–27, 2018 • Washington, D.C. metro area


Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Just minutes from everything, Hyatt Regency Crystal City is perfectly positioned to explore the countryside of Northern Virginia and the many historic destinations of the DC-metro area.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Veteran Career Fair Setup

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
NACE Employer Regulatory Summit

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Veterans Connect Career Fair

1:00 pm – 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
DEAM14 Registration / Check-in

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception / Demo Hall Opens

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
Registration / Continental Breakfast / Demo Hall

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Welcome Remarks & Association Update, Part 1

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
VEVRAA & Section 503: Incorporating the New Data Collection and Analysis Regulations Into Your Strategy

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Keynote Address: John C. Fox

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Break / Demo Hall

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Association Update, Part 2

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Partner Relationship Manager (PRM): Using Technology to Your Advantage

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM
Lunch / Demo Hall

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM
Concurrent 1A | Diversity Sourcing: Focusing on Underutilization and Compliance in Your Strategic Sourcing Plan
Concurrent 1B | Veteran Hiring: A Commitment to Our Nation’s Heroes / Panel
Concurrent 1C | Partnering for Success: Fostering Relationships Between Employers and State Workforce Agencies

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM
Room Change

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Concurrent 2A | The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan: 2014 and Beyond
Concurrent 2B | Talent Communities: An Innovative Technology and Trend Impacting Recruiting
Concurrent 2C | Using a Powerful Branding and Direct Recruiting Strategy to Fill Your Positions

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Break / Demo Hall

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent 3A | A Beyond Compliance: Employing People with Disabilities
Concurrent 3B | Finding a Win-Win: Mastering Diverse Recruitment and Compliance Through WRP
Concurrent 3C | Activating a Commanding, Yet Strategic Campus Brand

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception / Demo Hall

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
Continental Breakfast / Demo Hall

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Concurrent 4A | Recruitment Technology & Processes: Are You Compliant?
Concurrent 4B |The Best of the Best: An All-Inclusive Guide to Veteran Recruitment and Hiring
Concurrent 4C |Going Beyond 503: Tips and Exercises to Get Your Managers Engaged

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Room Change

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Concurrent 5A | Disability & Inclusion: Lessons from the Past Guiding Our Bright Future
Concurrent 5B | From Social to Site: A Journey to Effective Military and Diversity Sourcing and Recruiting
Concurrent 5C | Redefining Your Online Presence to Attract Diverse Candidates

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break / Demo Hall

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Concurrent 6A | Debunking the Myths Surrounding VEVRAA and Section 503
Concurrent 6B | Achieving New DOL Utilization Goals: It’s All about Relationships
Concurrent 6C | Creating an Innovative & Highly Social Recruiting Model

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch / Demo Hall

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Partner Update (Video)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
How Hiring Our Heroes Assists with OFCCP Required Outreach Efforts and Recordkeeping Obligations

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Break / Demo Hall

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Keynote Address: John Robinson

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Meet & Greet with John Robinson

4:00 PM
Conference Adjourns


  • Lori Adams, Division Administrator/Workforce Services, Iowa Workforce Development
  • Matt Brogdon, Military and Veteran Programs Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lou Candiello, Sr. Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, EMC Corporation
  • Candee J. Chambers, VP of Compliance & Partnerships, DirectEmployers Association
  • Rosa Coppedge, Director, EEO/AA Compliance, Sodexo
  • Rosemary Cox, Senior Business Consultant, Peoplefluent
  • Lourdes Diaz, VP of Diversity & Strategic Partnerships, Sodexo
  • Bill Dowling, Employment and Training Director, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • Robert Dromgoole, Director Recruiting National Security, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Tom Eckhart, VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
  • Michael Ellsworth, Program Director, CareerOneStop, State of Minnesota
  • James Emmett, Corporate Disability Consultant, Poses Family Foundation
  • Seth Flater, Manager – Digital Strategy, DirectEmployers Association
  • Shanna Fowler, Career Services Manager, Grantham University
  • Jennifer Giering, Director of Business and State Engagement, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Howard Green, Deputy Director of Corporate Programs, National Organization on Disability
  • Angie Grilliot, Director, Recruitment Operations, UnitedHealth Group
  • Beth Hammond, Director of Training, VIP, Inc.
  • Courtney Hawkes, Sr. Advisor, University Relations & Recruiting, Phillips 66
  • Tracy Hudson Spicer, Deputy Director of the Washington Field Office, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Richard Le, Talent Development Manager, Vanderbilt University
  • Kathleen Lee, Business Outreach Specialist, Cornell University
  • Trisha McKean, Director of Development, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Christy Merriman, NLX Operations Manager, DirectEmployers Association
  • Rosaly Morsheimer, Project Manager – Talent Acquisition Service Delivery, UnitedHealth Group
  • Meg O’Connell, Managing Partner, Global Disability Inclusion
  • Charlie Palumbo, Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Virginia Employment Commission
  • Katie Pfledderer, Social Media Manager, DirectEmployers Association
  • Jim Pierce, CEO, Piercing Strategies
  • Rob Polston, Program Manager, Military Veteran Recruiting & Staffing, Intel Corporation
  • Tom Poole, Director of Recruiting, Vantiv
  • Jerold A. Ramos Sr., Director, Strategic Recruiting/Military Liaison, AlliedBarton Security Services
  • Kristine Rhodes, Vice-President Marketing, NAS Recruitment Innovation
  • Beth Ronnenburg, President, Berkshire Associates
  • Annette Rosta, Associate Director, Recruiting Diversity & Compliance, KPMG
  • Deb Russell, Managing Partner, Global Disability Inclusion
  • Thad Satterfield, Director University Relations & Recruiting, Phillips 66
  • David Scheffler, Vice President Compliance, Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services
  • Kristy Seidel, Director of Talent Acquisition, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • AJ Selvey, Assistant VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
  • Michelle Shea, Recruitment Program Manager, Charles Schwab
  • Sophia Sissamis, Associate HR Business Partner, Phillips 66
  • Jason Sole, Director of Production, DirectEmployers Association
  • Charlie Terrell, NLX Operations Manager, The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
  • Julie Toskey, Staff Director, State of Minnesota, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
  • Sheryl Von Westernhagen, Director, Metrics & Compliance, OfficeMax, Inc.


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