Ask the C-Suite: How Does HR Keep Its Seat At the Table?

Ask the C-Suite: How Does HR Keep Its Seat At the Table?

The Steely Group is pleased to present the next in a series of complimentary professional development seminars targeting issues of importance to HR professionals and the business community at large.

What does the C-Suite expect of its Human Resources team?
What can today’s HR practitioner do to be an indispensable partner to the C-Suite?
How does HR remain relevant and keep a seat at the decision-making table?

These are just a few of the questions we’ll address with our panel of senior executives when we present:
Ask the C-Suite: How Does HR Keep Its Seat At the Table?
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 8 – 10:30AM
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus | Oak Brook, IL
(Program has been pre-approved for 2 HR General recertification credits.)

Sponsored, in part, by: CareerBuilder_Rebrand_Lockup_Horizontal_Web

Join us for this open and insightful panel discussion featuring forward-thinking chief executives sharing their biggest challenges, winning strategies and lessons learned from the front lines of leadership. In lockstep with their HR teams, these innovative leaders have created rapidly growing organizations with dynamic cultures admired for high levels of employee engagement.

By Phone: 630.686.2456 or Email:

Our Panelists:

Robert Currie_CCAI_CEORobert Currie, President, Community Care Alliance of Illinois
Robert is a senior executive with more than 35 years of experience in Medicaid and Medicare managed healthcare, financial leadership, strategic planning and business development in diverse healthcare organizations. He has a proven track record in building community relations and partnerships, and delivering superior service to his customers and clients. Along the way, Robert has developed major collaborations with numerous community organizations, launched job initiatives, and developed programs that improve healthcare services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.


Amanda Lannert_Jellyvision_CEOAmanda Lannert, CEO, The Jellyvision Lab
Amanda has been a key figure in driving The Jellyvision Lab’s direction since its founding in 2001. Her focus is on furthering the company’s digital strategy, improving processes to better scale operations, and customer acquisition to continue fueling the company’s growth. Under Amanda’s leadership, Jellyvision has doubled its revenue three out of the last four years, and has grown to serve hundreds of mostly Fortune 1000 clients with interactive communication solutions for desktop, mobile and emerging platforms via the company’s digital agency work and ALEX, the Jellyvision Benefits Counselor. Amanda has received numerous honors, including the 2015 Moxie Awards’ CEO of the Year.


Jeffrey Yordon_CEOJeffrey Yordon, President, Athenex Specialty Products
Jeffrey has more than 45 years of experience as a senior level executive in the pharmaceutical industry. His career highlights are many, and include executive leadership positions at Gensia Laboratories (sold to Teva for $3.5 billion); LyphoMed (sold to Fujisawa for $1 billion); Faulding Pharmaceuticals (sold to Hospira for $3.6 billion); American Pharmaceutical Partners (sold to Fresenius for $5.5 billion) and SAGENT Pharmaceuticals, honored by Crain’s Chicago Business as the #1 growth company and recognized by Deloitte as the fastest growing company in the U.S. In April, Jeffrey was tapped by oncology pharmaceutical company Athenex, Inc. to lead its newly formed subsidiary, Athenex Specialty Products. In this new role, Jeffrey will be responsible for all aspects of the business unit including strategy, new products, manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing.


Our Moderator:

Tracey Goldthwaite_The Steely GroupTracey Goldthwaite, Sr. Vice President & HR Practice Lead, The Steely Group
Tracey provides operational leadership and oversees the selection, training, development and day-to-day activities of The Steely Group recruiters. She also spearheads the firm’s HR Practice and Client Services efforts, ensuring superior customer service, communication and ongoing support to clients and candidates alike.


Topics to Be Explored:

In the drive to be a valued strategic partner with your executive team, we will explore such topics as:

  • Communicating more effectively with the C-Suite
  • Anticipating needs and staying ahead of the curve
  • Aligning your HR strategy with the overall business strategy
  • Communicating change to your organization
  • Identifying winning characteristics of impactful HR leaders
  • The importance of asking questions and continuous learning
  • Common HR pitfalls to avoid



8:00 AM – 8:30 AM:      Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM:     Panel Discussion
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM:   Q&A


Hyatt LodgeThe Grand Oaks Pavilion | Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL
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Complimentary self-parking on the east side of the Hyatt Lodge; valet parking also available for $10 per car.


By Phone: 630.686.2456 or Email:

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