Workforce Summit: Employer Driven-Solutions





7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Check In & Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Shawnee Health


8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.


Angela Holmes, CEO, Man-Tra-Con Corporation


8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker 

David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
“Artificial Intelligence: Building the Workforce of Tomorrow Today.”


9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Manufacturing & Healthcare Panels



Brenda Malone, HR Recruiter, Intermountain Electronics

Robbie Musoiu, HR Manager, Heartland Regional Medical Center
Molly Hamilton, Interim VP of HR, Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)
Shawnee Health
Barbara Gowler, HR Director, SSM Health



Randy Prince, Senior Business Development Manager,
Illinois Manufacturing Association

Christie Carroll, HR Manager, Continental Tire
Aaron Christ, Director of Operations, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG)
Allison Allgaier, President, Phoenix Modular Elevator (PME)
Erik Perks, Plant Manager, Prysmian Group


10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Josh Stafford, Vienna HS Superintendent
“Partnering with Employers to Build a Workforce Pipeline”

Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC)
Josh Doerner, Assistant Research Scholar, NYU Marron Institute
Ronda Pryor, Special Population Coordinator, IDES
DuWayne Owens, Vocational Coordinator, Office of Adult Ed and Vocational Services
“Re-entry Tax Credits and Incentives • Programs and Training • Hiring with Diverse Backgrounds”


12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Networking 

Lunch sponsored by Deaconess Illinois & Prysmian Group


12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Kirk Overstreet, President, John A. Logan College
John Gulley, CFO, Rend Lake College
“Update on Manufacturing Training Centers”


12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lacee Breeden, Recruitment Marketing Manager & Erin Kopec, VP of Sales & Marketing

“Employer Branding for Retention and Recruitment”


Vendor Tables

Deaconess Illinois
HireLevel, Human Capital Management
Pepsi Mid-America
Priority Staffing Group
SIH WorkCare


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