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Jim Reidy
Sheehan Phinney
Drugs in the Workplace
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Jun 30
Col. Jen Fullmer
Boots2Roots
To Bridge the Gap from Serving our Country to Strengthening Maine Communities
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Sarah Cox
LL Bean
LL Bean:
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Drugs in the Workplace

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

James P. Reidy
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Sheehan Phinney

Drug Testing in the Era of Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Crisis – 

Jim chairs the Sheehan Phinney’s labor and employment practice group. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents management in organizations ranging from multi­national corporations, to closely ­held, family­-owned businesses, to not ­for­ profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the Firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well­ established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.

Boots2Roots

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Col. Jen Fullmer, USAF Ret.
Boots2Roots

Boots2Roots –

Jen Fullmer is Executive Director of a relatively new Maine nonprofit called Boots2Roots.

Boots2Roots provides personalized and proactive support for active duty military members and their families who are transitioning to Maine.  Boots2Roots’ programs focus on employment, navigating transition resources, and peer mentoring, built on a foundation of networking connections based in trust.  Boots2Roots is the only nonprofit in Maine specifically focused on connecting with active duty military members before they begin their transition to Maine so they can hit the ground running when they get here.

Prior to her current role, Jen served 24 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Colonel in the fall of 2015.  She served in a variety of leadership positions to include flying squadron command and Chief of Staff of the Joint Interagency Task Force South, a multi-national task force tasked with facilitating the interdiction of illicit trafficking and other narco-terrorist threats. From 2013 to 2014 she served as Vice Commander of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, where she was second in command of United States Central Command’s largest air wing, responsible for combat operations and installation support for 8000 U.S. and coalition warfighters.  Jen is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flight hours in the B-1 Bomber, including 90 combat missions over Afghanistan and Iraq during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM from October 2001 to May 2014.

Jen has a Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Purdue University Global, a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the USAF Air War College, Air University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado.

A PHD You Should Avoid

Saturday, June 16, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Mark Gonska, VP
Career Transition Services
Dise & Company

Employee Terminations:
Deadly Sins –

Mark Gonska leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company.  He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make:  retaining employees they should release.  Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.  He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

He designs and delivers leadership and executive coaching with a method combining People, Process and Passion.

Over the last 20 years, Mark has built a significant network of contacts in business, industry, education and not-for-profit organizations.  Nurturing thousands of personal contacts has proven vital to his success.

Mark’s earlier employment included international marketing and product management positions in a Fortune 200 corporation, successful start-up and development of a technology based company and entrepreneurial roles.  He holds a BA in communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and completed additional human resources study at Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio).  He is a certified Birkman consultant.

Mark has served on the Board for the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management and is on the Faces of Hope committee for the Volunteers of America.  A nationally certified professional resume writer, he contributed to the book The Five O’Clock Club Guide to Building a Great Resume.

Mark speaks with enthusiasm and candor on many career related topics.  He’s been interviewed on television, radio and on-line webcasts.  Mark enjoys cycling, connecting with his six children and has yet to convince his wife he should skydive and SCUBA dive on the same day.

Mark Gonska can be reached at or mgonska@diseco.com.

Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Eves

Saturday, June 9, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Mark Eves
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

Mark Eves got his start going door to door in the overlooked corners of Maine, helping families in trouble.  It wasn’t easy, but this son of a public-school teacher and a retired military chaplain learned early: You don’t give up on people when they’re struggling.  You stick with them, and keep coming back, day after day, until you figure out what’s wrong.  Because that’s how you help make it right.

That’s what Mark did as a trained family therapist (both a clinician and administrator) for community health organizations across the state. Helping families is the calling of Mark’s life, and it’s why he ran for the state legislature.

Mark served eight years in the Maine House of Representatives, including two terms as Speaker of the House.  And while Mark’s bouts with Governor Paul LePage have been well publicized, he spent most of his time working to bring together a state that can feel awfully divided. It was under Mark’s leadership that the legislature passed a bipartisan middle-class tax cut, boosted property tax relief for all Maine families, and strengthened investments in Maine’s children, seniors and workers.

Now he’s running for governor to make a better Maine, one family at a time.

Mark lives in North Berwick with his wife Laura, their three young children, four goats, two pigs and a coop full of chickens.