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Human Resource Employee Development Panel Event

April 11 2018

Innovative invites you to join us for a Breakfast Panel Discussion focused on employee development. This panel will be the final panel in an interactive three-part series geared toward area Human Resources Professionals.

Recruiting and retention are top priorities for employers and rightly so. Without a robust recruiting and retention strategy, it is impossible to develop future leaders from within your organization. According to Human Resource Executive Online leaders that are hired from within are 25% more likely to succeed than those hired from outside of the organization. This panel will focus on strategies and insights into how to develop your talent to help them rise through the ranks of your organization.

This seminar is geared toward employers with 100+ full time employees and is approved for 1.5 hours of CE credits for HRCI, SHRM and CPE designations.


Sue LearnVice President of Human Resources, AVL Digital Group  

Sue Learn is the Vice President of Human Resources at AVL Digital Group.

Sue’s HR experience spans the hospitality, civil engineering, manufacturing, music and book publishing industries.

She is an active member and past board member of Tri-State HR Management Association and a past nominee for Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year.

In 2016, Sue’s team was honored with the Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Award for Excellence in Technology.

Sue is both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified, but of all of Sue’s accomplishments, she is most proud to call herself a Virginia Tech Hokie!

Steven Hashem – CEO, Peak 74 International, LLC and Thayer Leader Development Group

General Steven J. Hashem served in the United States Army for 41 years. During his distinguished career, he served in military assignments in the United States; West Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, Bosnia and Iraq with command tours from Second Lieutenant through Major General. His flag assignments included Commander, Task Force 353 and Director, Civil-Military Operations, Multinational Force Iraq; President, Joint Special Operations University and Director, Training, Knowledge and Futures at the United States Special Operations Command as well as Director, Coalition Coordination at the United States Central Command. In addition, he served as a civil affairs plans officer In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the 1st Gulf War and as Deputy Commander, Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force in Bosnia.

His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (2 awards), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star; Berlin, Iraq and Kuwait Occupation Medals and Polish Gold Star.

He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Most recently, he worked in Business Development for Lockheed Martin Corporation where he provided high level marketing guidance and strategy development for the Information Systems & Government Solutions and Global Logistics & Training business areas. His career with Lockheed Martin spanned 27 years in various assignments of increasing responsibility in program operations and business development.  General Hashem is a Senior Advisor and faculty member with the Thayer Leader Development Group in West Point, New York where he teaches executive leadership to a diverse variety of corporate, governmental and non-profit organizations and individuals. General Hashem is currently independently employed as a Corporate Advisor, is a member of several boards, does public speaking and is involved with several volunteer endeavors. He is the founder and CEO of Peak 74 International, LLC, a small business that specializes in leadership development, strategic planning, coaching and consulting.

His varied interests include golf, travel and volunteer work with non-profit organizations that benefit past, current and future military servicemen and women. He and his wife Martha reside in Moorestown, NJ.

Lisa SordillaHuman Resources Director, Energage

With a degree in Sociology, Lisa spent the first five years of her career in social work helping young adults with disabilities live independently and avoid nursing home placement.  To fulfill her desire to travel, she taught English in Japan and after returning to the U.S., started her career in recruiting. She found her passion in helping companies hire the right people to enhance and build on their culture. For the last 14 years, she has expanded her HR experience in a variety of roles focused on talent acquisition and development and leading through major organizational changes. Her sweet spot has been with companies who have quickly grown and found themselves in need of an HR leader.

Lisa loves helping Energage deliver on the mission of making the world a better place to work together, starting with their own employees. As a former customer, she was familiar with their HR culture technology products and is thrilled to be immersed in this space and aligned with leadership who makes employee engagement a top priority.


Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Location: The Learning Exchange at Innovative

101A Foster Road Moorestown, NJ 08057

Time: 8:30 am- Registration/Networking

9:00 am- 10:15 am- Panel Discussion

10:15 am -10:30 am- Meet the Panel