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: TBD
    • Speaker: TBD
10:15am-10:30am Break - HR Trivia
10:30am-11:15am Breakout Session 1
  • International Paper
    • 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: TBD
    • Speaker: Kelly Snow – Senior Director
  • 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: TBD
    • 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. More information on this year's organization(s) coming soon.


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