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Workers Comp Process

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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John Marr
Senior Vice President of Claims
MEMIC

Workers Comp –

Portland, Responsible for the initial formation and ongoing development of the internal claim operations for this company which specializes in workers’ compensation insurance.  This includes internal Medical and Disability Management operations, as well as Legal and Special Investigation Units.    Additional responsibilities include oversite and administration of contract services, integration with loss control, administration of a Preferred Provider Network, as well as developing systems and IT strategies.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Bachelor of Science with Honors, Boston State College, 1970.  Majored in Political Science with Minor in Psychology.

Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional, Michigan State University

Travelers Claim Representative Training School, 1972.

Law for the Claimsman, Legal Principles, Certificate of Achievement, American Educational Institute Inc., 1973.

Liability Law for the Claimsman, Diploma, American Educational Institute Inc., 1975.

Casualty Claim Law Associate, American Educational Institute Inc., 1975.

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters courses- Commercial Property (3), Insurance Company Operations (5), Law (6), Management (7), Economics (9).

Workers’ Compensation Claim Law Associate, American Educational Institute Inc.

Travelers Management Training Program, Level I, Hartford, CT.

Travelers Management Training Program, Level II, Boston, MA.

Travelers Financial Management Program, Boston, MA.

Underwriting Basics, Pictorial Learning System.

SCLA Designation – Society of Claim Law Associates – American Educational Institute, 1976

Labor Relations and Employment Law

Saturday, October 20,2012

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Peter Bennett, Atty
Bennett Law Firm
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Labor Relations and Employment Law –

Managing partner of The Bennett Law Firm, advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with particular emphasis in representing management in collective bargaining negotiations and devising successful strategies for aggressively avoiding unionization throughout the Northeastern United States.

He represents clients in state and federal courts as well as before various administrative bodies and in arbitration.  Mr. Bennett brings extensive trial and arbitration experience to bear on behalf of clients, and also provides counsel to employers in all employment matters, taking a proactive approach to prevent personnel problems before they occur. In addition, Mr. Bennett serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Bennett graduated from Harvard College with honors and from Boston University School of Law and Graduate School of Management with a JD/MBA.  Mr. Bennett has been active in numerous bar organizations.  He is  Chair of the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence of the American Bar Association, a past Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association, a past President of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland Stage Company.

He served on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine Department of Continuing Education for Business, teaching Personnel Law for over twenty years and appears in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, the Bar Register and New England Super Lawyers under Labor and Employment Law.  He has been recipient of numerous awards including: Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in the Nation, recognized by Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012 as one of the top attorneys outstanding in the area of employment business practice for 2012, recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Management and has received AV Preeminent Attorney Rating in Labor and Employment Law.”

Talent Mobility and Corporate Relocation

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Guests:

Margery Marshall,
President
Vandover

Talent Mobility –

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As president and minority owner, Margery leads all facets of Vandover from strategic planning and customer operations through marketing and business development. Her extensive experience includes senior executive positions with Prudential Financial and Cartus.

She has presided over large, global organizations in excess of 2,000 employees and strategically aligned offices in each major region of the world. In addition, she has led mergers and acquisitions efforts, including evaluation and subsequent integration, for domestic and global businesses. Margery has been featured or quoted in nearly every medium in several parts of the world, and is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert at major business, human resources and mobility conferences.

Margery is a board member of the Human Resource People and Strategy (HRPS) and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is a member of Worldwide ERC where she has received the Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) designation as well as the Meritorious Service Award. Margery is a member of the St. Louis Forum involving women who have enjoyed significant achievements in their fields. A champion for women in business, she has spoken at forums about being a successful woman executive and a working mother. Margery has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and completed post-graduate work in strategic planning, executive leadership, and international affairs.

 

Brian Hughes,
VP Sales
Bisson Moving

Corporate Relocation –

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Involved in sales since July of 1980. Corporate household relocation for a number of clients in the state of Maine and outside Maine. Assisting families of either new hires or transfers to transition from their current home to a new home in a new community.

A small percentage of my work is devoted to private relocation as well and those relocation’s typically come from personal referrals by friends and colleagues.

As a Certified Office & Industrial Consultant I work closely with a number of firms that require our assistance in relocating their office or their entire plant from one location to another. Not only in Maine but all across the United States.

Installation and reconfiguration of new and existing systems furniture is a large portion of my work outside of household relocation’s. We receive furniture, deliver it and install it.

Record retention and document security are an increasing area of business for our company. Storage, retrieval, destruction etc.

Transportation in the truckload freight and railroad industry through our distribution center in Auburn, Me. allow us to service our clients transportation needs literally anywhere in North America. Specialties Corporate level relocation and or transportation needs.

 

 

HR Certification and NAPS

Saturday, October 6, 2012

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Guests:

John Sacerdote,
President
NAPS

The Value of NAPS –

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In 1978, after teaching school for five years, John Sacerdote walked into Dunhill of Greater Hartford in the hopes of finding a job. After a three-hour interview, he had found a job…there, as a recruiter! And so began a 35-year career in the recruiting and staffing industry Currently, John is a consultant to the industry.
Some of his work has included a 4-year temp assignment as a CIO for a publicly traded search firm and trainer for ATS companies. John is also the President of the National Association of Personnel Services. In 1999, just prior to consulting for business friends and colleagues, John sold Placement Technology, a turnkey systems company specializing in software and hardware related to employment agencies both perm and temp, retained search firms and personnel departments.
During the 17 years at the helm of PTI, John sold, installed over 350 systems and was responsible for the training of almost every one. He was responsible for designing systems for The Dunhill organization, The Placers, Kenexa, Accountants on Call, Romac, The Davis Companies (each of which is over a 100 million dollar organization) and obviously, many more. John’s extensive experience in the industry, as well as his exposure with the NAPS, has allowed him to find and develop alliances to the benefit of both the membership and the vendors that provide services to these members a “win-win-win relationship maker!”
John has been involved with computers in the personnel industry over 35 years and is considered a leading authority in the computerization of employment agencies. John has spoken and published numerous articles on the national and regional level and he is also responsible for the “tech talk” section of the NAPS’ monthly periodical and appears on a regular basis in EMInfo and Employment Marketplace. In the area of education and training, John holds 4 teaching certificates (Science and Biology, Physical Education at the elementary and secondary levels, and Recreation). John has taught school for 5 years, coached soccer and basketball at the secondary school and collegiate levels, and in 1980, founded the Bloomfield (Connecticut) Junior Soccer Association, with over 400 participants today. Married for 38 years, John and his wife Sigrid and their 32-year old son, Geoffrey, live in a suburb of Hartford, CT.

Kristine Avery
Senior VP, SPHR
FISC Solutions

HR Certification Course –

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Kris joined FISC in December 2000, and she is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
In her role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Kris is an Officer at FISC Solutions in Lewiston, Maine, a 2011/2012 Best Places to Work in Maine company! She is responsible for Human Resources and Employee Training &; Development, Facilities Management and Administrative Services at FISC.
She also established FISC’s Client Relations function and managed that division for six years. Prior to joining FISC, Kris spent 10 years in the financial services industry, serving five years as a Vice President of Administration/Human Resources for Infinity Federal Credit Union and 7 years in the airline industry.
Kris is a graduate of Southeastern Academy in Kissimmee, Florida and completed the Human Resource Management Program at the University of Southern Maine. Currently Kris is the Director of the SHRM Maine State Council and the immediate Past President of the Human Resource Association of Southern Maine where she served as President in 2009/2010. Kris is also the Instructor for the Human Resources Certification Preparatory Course (PHR and SPHR) program at the University of Southern Maine. Kris was awarded the 2010 Maine HR Leader of the Year and was inducted into the Maine HR Hall of Fame in May 2011.

Kris was featured as the cover story “Up with People and Profit” in the Maine Ahead Magazine. http://digital.maineahead.com/issue/42902 She was a participant of the HR Executive Delegation to Brazil as part of SHRM’s People to People Ambassador Program in November 2011. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and on the Board of Directors for Casco Federal Credit Union and member of the Windham First Church of the Nazarene.