Video Introductions of our Presenters

Introducing Jim Southworth, Esq., who is presenting "Pot on the Job in Pa"    
James W. (Jim) Southwork is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment and labor law, as well as immigration.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Southwork was a Human Resource Manager for a hospital in Indiana.  This background has given him an understanding of the issues companies face when dealing with employees and enables him to provide advice that not only passes legal muster, but also is grounded in the realities of the workplace.

Introducing Fiona Jamison, Ph. D.,  who is presenting "Growing Your Human Capital Analytics Capabilities"
Fiona is the CEO of Spring International. For over 25 years Spring International has helped both US and global companies improve their organizational performance through engaging their members, customers or employees with their organizational strategy.  We use high quality customized research and people analytics to help them make improvements and gain greater ROI. Spring works across various industries with a key focus in retail, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and professional services. In addition to hundreds of presentations at the executive level of companies, Fiona has presented frequently to groups as large as 500 at conferences, and to smaller groups, including both academic and professional settings.

Introducing Samm Smeltzer, M. Ed., SHRM-PC, PHR,  who is presenting "Providing The Permission To Fail Through Creativity"
Samm has set out on a unique journey to achieve the most effective style of management and leadership within the workplace. With over a decade of HR experience Samm has discovered the key to transformation lies in creative methods. Samm’s experience stems from serving as a HR Manager within two U.S. based retail companies for several years, responsible for multiple store sites in various states.  Samm’s experience combined with her desire to educate and engage others resulted in the creation of Leadership Arts Associates, a firm devoted to revolutionizing professional and organizational development.