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Supreme Court Decisions

Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 10am

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Our Guest:

Katy Rand,
Partner

Pierce Atwood, LLC

US Supreme Court Decisions –

Having worked in HR and management in the private sector, Katy brings hands-on experience to her practice. Her client work primarily involves employment law, with a focus on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage / hour issues.

Katy has litigated a number of employment cases in state and federal court, and routinely represents employers before the Maine Human Rights Commission. In addition, she advises employers on employment related matters including employee relations issues, performance management, leaves of absence, and the reasonable accommodation process.

After college and before attending law school, Katy completed a management training program with Hannaford Brothers Company and worked for this major New England grocery retailer in various capacities, including as a department manager and department specialist, managing inventory and margins, addressing employee relations issues, implementing corporate marketing programs, and preparing for new store openings in North Carolina and Virginia.

In addition, Katy has experience as a Human Resources Consultant at L.L. Bean, where she helped managers navigate the kinds of issues she advises her clients on today. After earning her law degree, Katy clerked for United States District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby.

Team Building and Mentoring

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Our Guest:

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John Brubaker
coachbru.com

The Coach Approach

Team Building and Mentoring –

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John is a nationally renowned performance consultant, speaker and award-winning author.

Brubaker was recently named to Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Consultants Who Avoid The B.S. He helps organizations and individuals perform their best when it matters most. Brubaker is the award winning author of The Coach Approach: Success Strategies From The Locker Room To The Board Room and Seeds of Success which just won 2013 Business Book of the Year at the Hollywood Book Festival and is in the process of becoming a movie.

John is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and he also earned a master’s degree in personnel psychology from FDU. Brubaker has completed his doctoral coursework in Sport Psychology at Temple University.

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XXSusan deGrandpre
Collaboration Consulting

Commonsense Workplace Mentoring

Corporate Mentoring –

Susan deGrandpre, MSEd, owner of Collaboration Consulting, is a consultant, speaker, trainer, and mentor to mentors. She teaches leaders to improve their bottom line by tapping the collective talent in their businesses.

Building on a long leadership and consulting career, she partners with clients help them solve their own problems through masterful teamwork and communication. She works with for-profit, not-for-profit, and government organizations, and has been an adjunct faculty member at Central Maine Community College and Southern Maine Community College.

She is the Vice-President of the Association for Consulting Expertise, and is very active in the Maine Center for Creativity. Her website is http://www.CollaborationConsulting.biz. Susan has a radio program and consulting partnership called Leadership Lab Partners. Website is http://leaderhshiplabpartners.com. Susan is the author of numerous articles, and the book “Common-Sense Workplace Mentoring: A do-it-yourself system for strengthening your business…one person at a time.”

Analytics and Executive Personal Treatment

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 10am

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Guests:

252Cecyl Hobbs,
SVP Marketing and
Business Development

Activate Networks

Analytics  –

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Cecyl is a senior executive at Activate Networks, has a track record of success in companies within industries undergoing technology-triggered transformation.

At Activate, he is responsible for establishing the company;s position as a market leader in social network analytics by forming strategic partnerships and guiding the company;s marketing efforts. As interim CFO, he was also instrumental in Activate;s successful fundraising efforts during 2012.

Cecyl has led and managed teams at Deloitte Consulting, IBM Life Sciences, and an early-stage consumer venture, among other roles. He holds a BS from Florida A&M University and an MBA from Harvard University. On a more personal note, Cecyl is an avid CrossFitter and percussionist.

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253David Martines,
Manager and Tax Accountant

Baker Newman & Noyes

Corporate Executive Personal Treatment –

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David began his career at Baker Newman Noyes in 2008. He is a Manager in the firm’s Tax Division specializing in income tax compliance and planning for individuals and trusts.


He also has expertise in personal financial planning including providing high net worth clients with advice on strategies involving retirement income, executive compensation, and overall risk management. Prior to working at BNN, David worked for six years at a prominent trust company in New York City, and then another four years in private banking in Portland. 

He has also previously served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University, where he has taught courses in taxation of individuals, trusts and corporations. David earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College, as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accountancy degrees from the University of Southern Maine.

Investigations

Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 10am

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Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Investigations –

Peter is a partner at Brann & Isaacson. He provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education law.

Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc. In this role, he advises clients on personnel practices and employee relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, layoffs and plant closures, union grievances and collective bargaining, disability and religious accommodation issues, conducting and supervising internal investigations, coordinating state and federal leave laws, and negotiating and drafting employment contracts and separation agreements.

Peter also represents public school districts and municipalities throughout Maine. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment Law-Management).

Peter presents each year at the Maine Human Resources Conference (2002 to present); the Annual Employment Law Update for Central Maine Human Resources Association (2004 to present); the Maine School Management Conference (1996 to present); the Maine Education Law Conference (2007 to present); and the L.L. Bean Human Resources Law Training (1999 to present).

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC.