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Maine Development Foundation 2013 Jobs Report

Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10am

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Guests:

 

Maggie Drummond,
Program Director

Maine Development Foundation

Maggie joined the Foundation in May 2011 as the Program Director for the Maine Employers’ Initiative and the Next Step Maine campaign.

A native Mainer, Maggie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Colby College. She has 15 years of nonprofit public policy experience, working on efforts to expand statewide historic tax credit, uniform building and energy codes, and establishing the first capital investment program for downtown revitalization – now the Communities for Maine’s Future program. She is a member of the Leadership Maine Tau class, a 2009 recipient of the ‘Downtown Visionary Award’ and lives in Bath with her husband.

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John Dorrer,
Senior Advisor

Jobs for the Future

John Dorrer is a senior advisor for labor market and workforce research at Jobs for the Future (JFF). 

 

He advises JFF’s emerging work in the development and application of labor market information and workforce research to meeting the challenges of aligning post secondary education and training with regional economies. Mr. Dorrer has 30 years of experience in workforce development as an economist and researcher. 

 

His work has focused on workforce development, human capital, and labor market policies at the state and local levels. Previously Dorrer worked for the Maine Department of Labor, where he served as Acting Commissioner and Director of the Center for Workforce Research and Information. He also served as Deputy Director of workforce programs at the National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington DC.

Employee Volunteerism

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10am

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Guests:

 

Janice Rogers,
Vice President of Human Resources

Diversified Communications

Janice Rogers is the Vice President of Human Resources for , Diversified Communications, a global events and media company with its headquarters in Portland.

With over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field, Janice leads the HR team at Diversified and is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and growth of the department and its initiatives, as the company continues to expand. Following the credo of the Chairman Emeritus, Horace Hildreth – “Hire good people and get out of their way” – Janice and her team work to attract, retain, develop and reward engaged employees who foster a culture of caring, commitment to excellence, and community. Janice joined Diversified in 1995 as HR Director and was promoted to HR VP in 2006. Prior to Diversified, Janice worked as a Human Resources Manager at Maine Medical Center, and as an HR Generalist at MiTech, an engineering firm in Washington, DC.

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Judith Stark,
Global Idexx Volunteer Effort

IDEXX

Hi! I am Judith Stark, and I love to be active! I grew up in Connecticut, and after years of visiting on long weekends for camping and hiking, I relocated to Kennebunk Maine.

I have always supplemented my active lifestyle with dance and fitness. My desire to help motivate and inspire people to enjoy movement has led me to teach group fitness as a certified Fitness Instructor and Licensed ZUMBA Instructor. I graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Medical Technology- Laboratory Medicine. After working at a large teaching hospital, I began to focus on the role of Quality.

I served as Quality Manager for Hemacare, a company that manufactured blood products. In 2007, I accepted a Quality Assurance position at IDEXX Laboratories, which led me to the veterinary diagnostic field. It continues to be a very stimulating and intellectually satisfying business environment. As IDEXX has expanded, new opportunities arose. I am one of the IDEXX Wellness Champions and all together we help support the Employee Wellness Program. I help spread the word about healthy eating and regular exercise. The Global IDEXX Volunteer Efforts support volunteerism in the community.

This has created an amazing effect on me that extends out to family and friends. It is very gratifying to help people and know I may have made their day brighter and perhaps even made them smile. I love this facet of my life, as it feels really good to be able to give time and energy to a worthy cause. Please email me or call 207-251-8400.

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Elyse Tipton,
Development Director

Center for Grieving Children

Development director at the Center for Grieving Children, leads the team of professionals and volunteers that builds support of the Center through fundraising and communication. She has held senior-level development and communications positions with diverse state and national organizations.

Prior to joining the Center in 2011, she was a member of the management team at Maine Audubon, where she led communications initiatives and had development responsibilities related to annual giving, membership, and major gift development as well as a $7-million capital campaign.Her teams have worked on multiple campaigns, and in venues ranging from private homes to the U.S. Capitol Building and The White House.

Among the additional organizations she has worked and consulted for are Advocates for Youth, the National Geographic Society, Reading Is Fundamental, and the Washington Post. She is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University and Portland’s Institute for Civic Leadership, and is certified in fundraising by CFRE International.

Elyse currently serves on the board of the Regional Transportation Program (RTP) for Cumberland County and is a member of the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club and a volunteer for Maine Medical Center and the Maine Cancer Foundation.

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Ruth O. Lund
VP, Organizational Development

LEGACY Supply Chain Services
99 Bow St., Suite 300W,
Portsmouth, NH  03909Email: rlund@LEGACYscs.com
Office: 603.373.7238

LEGACY Supply Chain Services is proud to announce the acquisition of Vitran Supply Chain Operations, a respected provider of high-volume supply chain solutions for the retail industry. With an expanded supply chain network of over 40 locations, 6 million square feet of distribution space and enhanced service capabilities- we are one of the top ranked 3PLs in North America. To learn more about this exciting news click here.
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One Year Anniversary

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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This week on the HR Power Hour we celebrate one year on the air!

 

This special anniversary show will feature many of the guests that have made the show a success. We will revisit some of the key points of the past 12 months.

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But that’s not all!  We have bloopers… And we’re going to run them. These never before heard outtakes will have you laughing throughout the hour.  HR can be fun!  Listen to our anniversary show and find out why.

 

Peak Performance – Replay

Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Guest:

Don Macpherson,
President
Modern Survey

Peak Performance –

Don is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, and consulting departments at Modern Survey. Drawing on 17 years of experience in the field of employee measurement, Don’s areas of expertise include understanding of employee and customer motivations, development of effective leadership, and creating processes for gathering feedback from transitioning employees.

Among a variety of interests, Don volunteers his time to the A Better Chance Foundation. He has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1998. Don’s undergraduate studies in Denmark and his stint as a professional basketball player in Germany have helped him understand the global challenges organizations face today. He earned his degree in History and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University.