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Replay – Jeff Wozer – Digital Distraction

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Show Topic:
Can you go ten minutes without checking your email?

Do you find yourself picking up your phone and suddenly realizing you’re not sure what you were planning to search for or what app you were going to visit?

Does the same thing happen when you’re on a tight deadline?When you have to be productive, but the envelope icon keeps flashing on your screen or your phone keeps pinging?

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join co-host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Jeff Wozer, writer, comedian, speaker, about the effect screen time is having on productivity and proposed ways that employees can take back the time they are losing to digital distractions.

About The Guest:

Having toured nationally for 20-plus years on the comedy club and corporate circuit, performing with the likes of Martin Short, Jim Gaffigan and John Oliver, Jeff Wozer now pulls back the curtain on digital distraction, helping people, at both work and home, make better decisions with their screen use time.

Through key notes and breakout sessions his engaging blend of insight and humor educates individuals on digital-balance practices so that they, not their devices, are controlling their attentions and, ultimately, their days. Jeff’s insights, borne from his own screen- struggle story, has educated audiences at conferences and business meetings across the continent.

Some of his clients include the Alaska Recreation and Park Association, Premera Health, BASF, the New York State Correction and Youth Services Association, Novelis Aluminum, the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association and the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council, to name a few.

Peter Hayes – Replay New Healthcare Transparency Tools

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Show Topic:
Did you know that if you have an Employer Group Health Plan, you have a fiduciary responsibility to comply with the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) by Jan 1, 2023, or face real fines?

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine Co-Founder and President Peter Hayes, the new requirements and fiduciary best practices for employer sponsored health plans as well as new health care cost transparency tool.

About The Guest:

Peter Hayes is currently the President & CEO of the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine and formerly a principal of Healthcare Solutions and Director of Associate Health and Wellness at Hannaford Supermarkets. He has been recognized as a thought leader in innovative, strategic benefit design for the past 25+ years.

He has received numerous national awards in recognition of his commitment to working collaboratively with healthcare providers and vendors in delivering health benefits that are focused on value (high-quality efficient care).

He has been successful in this arena by focusing on innovative solutions for patient advocacy, chronic disease management, and health promotion programs. Peter has also been involved in healthcare reform leadership roles on both the national and regional levels with organizations like Center for Health Innovation, Care Focused Purchasing, Leapfrog, co-founder of the Maine Health Management Coalition, and has been appointed by two different Maine Governors to serve on Health Care Reform Commissions to recommend public policies to improve the access and affordability of health care for Maine citizens.

Brett Barlow – Rethinking Payment Practices

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Show Topic:

In onboarding employees, one question that is often at top of mind for an applicant is what is the pay rate and how often does payment occur?

Imagine if the response to the second question was—daily. Specifically, once an employee finishes their work for the day and inputs their hours, their pay is deposited into their bank account before they’re sitting down to dinner.

While many companies maintain their weekly or bi-weekly pay cycles without giving the process a second thought, our current culture is requiring employers to re-think not just how much they compensate employees, but also, how often.

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny Alvarez in a conversation about this very topic with Brett Barlow, CEO of Everee, a fintech company that is disrupting the two-week pay cycle by making it easy to pay workers instantly.

About The Guest:

Brett Barlow is the CEO of Everee, a fintech company that’s disrupting the two-week pay cycle by making it easy to pay workers instantly. He has over 25 years of experience leading SaaS businesses and consumer brands.

As CEO, Brett is responsible for business and go-to-market strategy, future planning, company culture, and strategic partnerships. Under his leadership, the company raised a $10M Series A financing round in April 2020 and has tripled its revenue in the last 12 months. Before joining Everee, Brett was a seasoned marketing executive who built a reputation for creating brands that customers love.

He served as Chief Brand Officer at Pluralsight, where he was responsible for scaling the marketing organization and helping take the company public in 2018. Brett also held leadership roles at Skullcandy, which he grew to a $500M brand and led through their IPO, and Hewlett-Packard. He’s been named a Marketing Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards and Sales & Marketer of the Year by Utah Business magazine.

When Brett isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. You might find him traveling, rooting for the Utah Utes or making turns on the slopes.

Dov & Elma Levy – Partners in Life and Work

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If you are aspiring entrepreneur, growth-focused founder, family business owners, and government and technology professional, you will value the Levys’ business and personal success stories, with guidance on how to manage a marriage and business simultaneously, creating boundaries with a home office, and showing mutual respect in the boardroom.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with Elma and Dov Levy, authors of the book Partners in Life and Work, candid advice on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, while interweaving the world of tech start-ups, the American immigrant experience, and the realities of running a business with your life partner.

About The Guest:

Elma Levy is an entrepreneur, investor, leadership coach, and public speaker. Ms. Levy is co-founder and principal (with her husband Dov) of The Eldov Group, LLC, a boutique investment and startup advisory in the Washington, D.C. area. As an advisor to entrepreneurs, Ms. Levy provides advice on corporate governance, financial management, and tactical planning.

In 2000, Ms. Levy became the co-founder of Dovel Technologies, a company that builds and supports I.T. systems for the federal government. Over the next 18 years, she served as chief executive officer, and later as chair of the board, overseeing corporate governance and managing the company’s infrastructure development and growth through its 2019 acquisition.

Ms. Levy is a credentialed leadership, wellness and life skills coach, and founder of Coach To Strength LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Levy completed George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Wellness program, Harvard Extension’s Leadership Coaching Strategies program through its Division of Continuing Education, and the Life Skills Coaching program through the Life Coach Institute.

Ms. Levy is actively involved in Washington, D.C., and Maryland community business, academic, and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the national advisory council for George Washington University’s School of Engineering (GW SEAS), and the advisory committee for the GWU SEAS Center for Women in Engineering.

She is a business mentor and professional development workshop presenter for the D.C. chapter of SCORE, and Chair of the Board of directors for Montgomery Hospice in Maryland. Before becoming an entrepreneur and business owner, Ms. Levy was a family nurse practitioner. She practiced healthcare and case management in the U.S., Israel, and the Netherlands.

Ms. Levy earned a BSN at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and MSN and FNP certification at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Levy and her husband Dov have two children, Mark and Karyn, and in 2020 they became first-time grandparents to Karyn’s daughter, Isabelle Marie. Born in the Netherlands, Ms. Levy relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1982 and is a U.S. citizen. Ms. Levy and her husband reside in Bethesda with their golden retriever named Rosie.

Dov Levy is an entrepreneur, investor, and leading expert in large-scale, mission-critical I.T. solutions. Mr. Levy is the co-founder of Dovel Technologies, a government I.T. contracting company, and currently serves as its chief technologist.

With his wife and co-founder, Elma Levy, Mr. Levy, who sold the company to PE in 2019, has been the technical catalyst for Dovel Technologies’ growth and innovation. He is a dynamic leader at the forefront of technological innovations.

Over the past three decades, Mr. Levy has served in technology leadership positions for the U.S. government’s most significant mission-critical projects, such as the EDGAR system for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Defense Travel System (DTS) for the Department of Defense (DoD). Mr. Levy is co-founder and principal (with his wife Elma) of The Eldov Group, LLC, a boutique investment and startup advisory in the Washington, D.C., area.

Also, Mr. Levy is a senior advisor for GrantSolutions.gov, managing a large-scale implementation of cloud computing, event sourcing, machine learning, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. In 2018, the George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) inducted the Levys into the G.W. Engineering Hall of Fame for their sustained contributions as entrepreneurs, government consultants, and technology innovators.

Born in Israel, Mr. Levy is a U.S. citizen. Mr. Levy earned a bachelor’s degree in geodetic science from Tel Aviv University and relocated to Washington, D.C., to complete a master’s degree in computer science from George Washington