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    October Half-Day Strategy Conference (HRCI Business/Strategy Credits pending!)

    Date: October 10, 2018, 8:00am – 1:00pm
    Hilton Garden Inn Akron
    1307 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Breakfast and Networking
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $70 Members, $80 Non-Members, $40 Students, $50 Members-in-transition
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                             October Half-Day Strategy Conference                                            (HRCI Business/Strategy Credits pending!)                 

    Join us for a full morning session chock full of great speakers who will share ways for you to bring more to your role at the organizations you serve. Don't miss this annual event!                Speakers and topics inlcude...

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    Our Presenter:

    Dave Polacheck is a seasoned HR professional with 20+ years of experience as a global HR practitioner across HR domains, with responsibilities over the years including HR technology, talent management, HR analytics, employee/union relations, HR operations and others. Dave has led a range of transformation projects and implemented technology (on-premise and cloud) for many HR functions in both in-house and consulting roles. He is currently an HR Advisor with The Hackett Group, where he does various types of HR consulting and research for Hackett’s HR members.


    Accounting 401:

    Understanding Financial Statements:

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    CFOs and C-Suite executives use financials statements to monitor business results.  For organizations of all sizes, these documents capture key information used to make decisions.  Learn what is included in the financial statements and how finance executives use this information.  This will involve a deep dive into income statements and its drivers, including EBIT and EBIDA.

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    This is the presentation that your CEO and CFO want you to attend! HR plays a critical role in helping improve the bottom line…is your head in the game?


    Our Presenters:

    Steven J. Burger, CPA, MBA

    Chief Financial Officer, Employers Health

    In his role as CFO for Employers Health, Steve is responsible for the organization’s overall financial management.  He leads a team responsible for financial statement preparation, tax reporting, budget monitoring, annual audit coordination, employee benefits management, IT and facilities. 

    He is a seasoned accountant with over 28 years of experience ranging from public accounting (Big Four) to the healthcare, distribution and manufacturing industries.  Steve was named “CFO of the Year” by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2015.  One of the accomplishments he is most proud of is working with his colleagues to create a culture at Employers Health that helped it become certified as a “Great Place to Work”.

    Steve earned both his undergraduate degree in accounting and MBA from Walsh University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a graduate of Leadership Stark County.  Steve is immediate- past president of the Board of Directors of the Beacon Charitable Pharmacy and Treasurer of the Akron Area Chapter of SHRM. He serves on the Walsh University Deville School of Business Advisory Board and its Accounting Advisory Board.  He also participates in the Walsh University mentoring program and previously served as an adjunct instructor at Stark State College, teaching accounting-related courses.

    Scott Angelo


    Scott Angelo is an Executive Client Human Capital Management Business Partner with ADP. Scott has been in the HCM industry for 13 years, starting in the workers’ compensation arena with CompManagement Inc. before making the move to ADP in 2014.

    Scott has focused his career on helping his clients with management of their most important asset, their people, which also happens to be their largest expense. He helps over 130 APD clients stay compliant, increase efficiency, and eliminate profit leaks.  In turn they are able to reallocate their time, effort, and resources to their strategic goals.

    Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing with a minor in finance along with a Masters of Business Administration from Franklin University. Scott sits on several boards and committees in the Northeast Ohio area for profit and nonprofit organizations.   

    Scott has been married since 2014 to his best friend, Megan. They recently welcomed a baby girl into the family, Alivia.  He is a diehard Cleveland and Ohio State fan and greatly enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughter, and friends, as well as playing golf, enjoying the outdoors, dining out, watching sports and being active.


    A big thank you to our October sponsor, Aegis 360 Consulting:

    Registration will remain open until Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

    If you have missed this deadline, please email