SHRM Conference

MSU SHRM Chapter


Virtual Conference &
Pre-Conference Mixer

Envisioning the HR Future


Pre-Conference Mixer

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Virtual Event

Main Event

Friday, March 19, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm EST
Virtual Event


We invite you to join us virtually as we explore the future of human resources! As always, the MSU SHRM Conference will feature experts from Fortune 500 companies as they share their vision for what is up-and-coming in our field. This will be a great opportunity to network and connect with others who share a similar passion for human resources and are excited to learn about the future of this business. This SHRM Accredited conference is for anyone and everyone interested in the field of human resources, whether you are an undergraduate student eager to learn more about the field of business or a seasoned HR professional working for a thriving business.

Please also join us the night before the conference for a networking Happy Hour at our Pre-Conference Mixer!


  • MSU SHRM Member: $20
    *Please use the same email address as when you registered for MSU SHRM
  • Student General Admission: $30
  • MSU HRLR Faculty/Staff/Undergraduate Scholars: Free
    *Please use your school email address for registering
  • General Admission: $40



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All attendees will receive a survey two weeks prior to the conference inviting them to indicate their preferences for Breakout Sessions. Individualized agendas will be programmed into your Expo account before the start of the conference.


Preliminary Agenda

8:30am-9:00am Unofficial Start
(attendees can read the program, watch posted videos, and become familiar with Expo features)
9:00am-9:15am Opening Remarks
9:15am-9:30am Haven House Fundraising Remarks
9:30am-10:15am Opening Keynote Speaker
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    • Topic: Enhancing your own HR Capability
    • Speaker: Tiffany Heitkamp – P&C Manager, Consulting Americas
10:15am-10:30am Break - HR Trivia
10:30am-11:15am Breakout Session 1
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    • Topic: Recruitment Trends/Changes
    • Speaker: Melanie Giles – Senior Recruiting
  • Raytheon Technologies
    • Topic: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Speakers: Zack Olson – Strategic Partnerships and Programs Manager & Morgan Thomas – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
  • Dell Technologies
    • Topic: Building a Customer Focused, Future Orientated Talent Management Strategy
    • Speakers: Josie Trine – HR Director & Jennifer Newbill – Director of University Recruitment
  • Honeywell
    • Topic: HR Data Analytics
    • Speaker: Josh Pascoe – Vice President of Talent Acquisition  
11:15am-11:30am Break - Office Stretches
11:30am-12:15pm Breakout Session 2
  • Textron
    • Topic: Artificial Intelligence in HR
    • Speaker: Cara Lundquist – Director of Workforce Planning and Strategy
  • PepsiCo
    • Topic: HR of the Future: How a Pandemic Earned HR a Permanent Seat at the Table
    • Speaker: Kelly Snow – Senior Director & Jess Benaglio - HR Associate Manger
  • Whirlpool
    • Topic: Employee Engagement in a Virtual World
    • Speakers: Kailey Swanson – HR Director & Jasmine Hunter – Senior Analyst
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
  • Ele’s Place Fundraising Remarks
1:15pm-2:00pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker
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    • Topic: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion and Embracing The Future of Work
    • Speaker: Chris Rice – HR Manager & Claude Vaughn – General Manager
2:00pm-2:15pm Break - Hot Topics in HR
2:15pm-2:30pm Introduction of MSU SHRM 2021-2022 E-Board and Scholarship Award
2:30pm-2:45pm MSU Food Bank Fundraising Remarks
2:45pm-3:00pm Closing Remarks
3:00pm Online Guestbook



Each year, MSU SHRM encourages MSU SHRM Conference attendees to donate to a non-profit organization.

This year, we are featuring 3 different organizations in the local Lansing community.


Haven House

Haven HouseHaven House provides emergency housing and support services for one-parent and two-parent families with children. The shelter helps families who are homeless prepare for permanent housing by developing and promoting self-sufficiency, stability, and financial responsibility.

To make a donation, please visit:


Ele’s Place

Ele's PlaceEle’s Place – Capital Region serves grieving children, teens, young adults and their families from throughout Mid-Michigan. They hold peer support groups Monday – Thursday weekly throughout the school year and family nights once a month in the summer. They also hold Ele’s Groups at schools throughout the area. *Currently, all of their groups are being held virtually.

To make a donation, please visit:


MSU Food Bank

MSU Student Food BankFounded in 1993, the MSU Student Food Bank was the first in the nation to be run by students, for students. The MSU Student Food Bank was founded to help students who are dealing with food insecurity. Food insecurity refers to having limited food availability with a reduction in the quality or variety of food intake, that often results in disrupted eating patterns. A lack of food security can be a considerable obstacle to academic success.

The MSU Student Food Bank is a non-profit and depends on financial support to provide services year-round to MSU students. The Food Bank's relationship with the Greater Lansing Food Bank allows it to purchase food at a lower cost, allowing donations to go much further. With little overhead cost, the Food Bank is able to make the most of every dollar.

In the course of one year, the MSU Student Food Bank serves over 6,000 students, many with families, and distributes over 110,000 pounds of food.

The MSU Student Food Bank is also a founding member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance. CUFBA was developed to assist existing and emerging college-based food banks and pantries with information, resources, and a place to network with others aimed at alleviating food insecurity and hunger on college and university campuses.

To make a donation, please visit:


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