HR Workshop

Investing in your career
Grand Rapids, MI
HR Workshop
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown
October 24, 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 - James M. Reid, IV

James M. Reid, IV

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., Shareholder

James M. Reid, IV is a shareholder and member of the firm's Corporate/Employment and Franchise and Distribution Practice Groups. Mr. Reid works mainly with employers on a spectrum of employment issues including counseling and advising human resource professionals and business owners. He develops and improves employment policies and contracts, handbooks, employment agreements, non-competes, non-disclosure agreements, and unconditional release and separation agreements. Mr. Reid often provides legal assistance to employers in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, state and federal Departments of Labor, and the Unemployment Insurance Agency. He also assists employers with federal and state wage and hour audits.

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 - Tim Sackett

Tim Sackett

HRU Technical Resources, President

Tim Sackett, SHRM-SCP,SPHR is the President of HRU Technical Resources a leading IT and Engineering Staffing firm headquartered in Lansing, MI. Tim has 20 years of combined Executive HR and Talent Acquisition experience, working for Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, retail, dining and technology. Tim is a highly sought after international speaker on leadership, talent acquisition and HR execution. He also is a prolific writer in the HR and Talent space, writing for Fistful of Talent and his own blog The Tim Sackett Project. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the World of HR in 2017. Tim is married to a hall of fame wife and has three sons and one dog. In 2017, he was also named the 4th most prominent thought leader in the HR Technology & Recruitment Industry on Twitter, which gives him mad street cred with his teenage sons (@TimSackett). He is a lifelong workplace advocate for Diet Mt. Dew fountain machines and world’s foremost expert on workplace hugs.

HR Workshop Speaker - Bradley Galin

Bradley Galin

Allegro HR, President and Principal Consultant

Spending much of his early life working in the theme park industry, first as a ride operator and later in public relations at Kings Island near Cincinnati, Ohio, Brad has had many unique and fun experiences since graduating from Indiana University with a dual degree in biology and environmental studies. Brad’s HR experience began in policy development and training for Cincinnati-based International Theme Park Services and took him around the world to train including extended assignments in China, Mexico, and Brazil. Brad was instrumental in the opening of the Newport Aquarium where he hired and trained the guest service and operations staff. Following that, Brad was hired as the first HR professional for a family owned printing company and established their human resource practices from the ground up. Brad spent ten years as the Senior Director of Human Resources and Corporate Compliance Officer for Stone Belt Arc, Inc., a non profit organization with over 500 employees fulfilling its mission to prepare, empower, and support people with disabilities and their families throughout south central Indiana. After completing his MBA and moving to Michigan in 2013, Brad led the rebuilding of the HR function at the Portage Public Schools as the Director of Human Resources. Now, Brad is an executive coach and HR leadership consultant based in Portage, Michigan. In addition to his day job, Brad is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, currently serves as the Director-at-Large for the Indiana State Council of SHRM, and has volunteered time for many organizations including Monroe County United Ministries, the SHRM Foundation, and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Most importantly, Brad is kept well-grounded at home by his wife, Susanne, and their two children Jack (age 17) and Annie (age 13).