HR Workshop

Investing in your career
Cleveland, OH
HR Workshop
Metropolitan at The 9
October 26, 2017

HR Workshop Speaker - Tony Segreto

Tony Segreto

Ultimate Software, Liaison-Special Projects

Tony Segreto serves as Ultimate Software's liaison for special projects. In that role, he moderates events, expertly disseminates UltiPro information via videos, and evangelizes Ultimate's products and services to a wide audience. Previously, Tony spent 40 years as one of the most experienced and trusted anchors on South Florida television. He joined WTVJ in 1968 as an intern. During his tenure, he worked as a photographer, producer, reporter, and anchor for both sports and news. During his career, Mr. Segreto covered more than 20 Super Bowls, 2 Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cups, NBA finals, and National Championships. He has also interviewed two sitting presidents and political leaders from around the country. In 1995, he was honored by the South Florida chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle Award, recognizing more than 25 years of excellence in broadcast journalism.

HR Workshop Speaker - Jason Barger

Jason Barger

Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, Founder

Jason Barger is the author of the new book Thermostat Cultures and is committed to engaging the hearts and minds of people. He delivers more than 50 speeches annually all over the world and is a dynamic storyteller. His books have been celebrated by The New York Times and other global media and, as founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works as a collaborative partner with teams and organizations to develop compelling leaders, engaging cultures, and clarity of mission/vision and values. Prior to writing, speaking, and consulting, Jason led over 1,700 people to build 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty and developed a program to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, OH. Jason is passionate about developing 21st-century leaders as cultural ambassadors for the teams and organizations they serve. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonVBarger, connect on LinkedIn, and learn more at

HR Workshop Speaker - Shawn Richard

Shawn Richard

The Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company, Vice President of Human Resources

Shawn Richard is the vice president of human resources for The Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company, a leading wholesale distributor of building materials, flooring, and kitchen cabinets and a fabricator of residential entry doors. Palmer-Donavin has two divisions operating out of eight locations and services dealers throughout the Midwest from the Dakotas to Maryland. Shawn joined the company in 1997 while attending college and has worked in several roles throughout his time there.

HR Workshop Speaker - Pat Perry

Pat Perry

ERC, President

Pat Perry has been President of ERC for the past 18 years and is responsible for its overall operations and strategic direction. Prior to ERC, he held a variety of Human Resources and management positions with KPMG, University Mednet and AIM Executive. Pat received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University. Pat earned the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and has been an adjunct faculty member for Lakeland Community College, Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. Pat has served as a Board Member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lake County Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Leadership Lake County Alumni Association, Mentor Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Educational Assistance Foundation and chaired the Northeast Ohio Human Resource Conference (NOHRC). He is also a graduate of the Leadership Lake County program. Pat also was named as CSHRM’s and the Lake/Geauga SHRM Chapter’s member of the year. Pat was named Northeast Ohio’s “Best Boss” by Inside Business Magazine and is the architect for the nationally acclaimed NorthCoast 99 program, and was the inspiration behind The HR Awards. In addition, Pat is the co-architect of ERC Health, a program now offered throughout Ohio. He is also the HR and Business columnist for Community Leader magazine and The News-Herald. His first book Re-Shape Re-Define Re-Imagine is focused on personal and professional success.

HR Workshop Speaker - Seth Briskin

Seth Briskin

Meyers Roman, Partner

Seth Briskin provides pragmatic labor and employment counsel to private, public sector and non-profit organizations with both unionized and non-unionized workforces. Building on his undergraduate study and work experiences at the Industrial & Labor Relations School of Cornell University, his internship at the National Labor Relations Board during law school, and his practice at boutique and general practice firms in Ohio, he has dedicated his career to a myriad of issues involving labor and employment law. Seth represents employers and executives in employment litigation, wage and hour matters, non-competition and trade secret litigation, workers’ compensation claims/appeals, union organizing drives, collective bargaining and labor arbitrations. Seth also handles all manners of disputes involving the NLRB, OSHA, EEOC, OCRC, BWC and the Department of Labor. Seth counsels companies and highly compensated professionals with their complex executive employment agreements, consulting contracts, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, severance packages and separation agreements. Based on his vast experience and breadth of knowledge relating to the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, OSHA, Title VII as well as state law, Seth is a frequent and entertaining speaker.