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9th Annual Career Development Panel and Career Sessions


Spencer Lyon, Lauren DeMarco, Sharon Kirby-Lue and Robert Hellmann as Moderator / Career Session Facilitator

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3/4/2015 5:30 PM

End Time

3/4/2015 8:30 PM

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FAU College of B​usiness
​777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431​

Event Description

9th Annual Career Development Panel

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

CFA Society South Florida is bringing you a panel of experts to discuss career development strategies. Our panel contains recognized experts in the area of career coaching and human resource development.

Location: Florida Atlantic University, Sean Stein Pavilion, Building/Room # BU-120. Boca Raton, FL

Check-in & Sandwiches: 5:30PM.
Complimentary sandwiches and beverages will be served starting at 5:30.

Panel Discussion & Q&A: 6:30PM – 8:30PM.
Panel discussion will start at 6:30 PM.

Parking: Use parking lots adjacent to the College of Business, Lot 7 and Lot 9. The CFA Society of South Florida, Inc. will pay for parking for all registered attendees.

Directions: Exit I-95 at Glades (Exit 45) / (Exit 75) from the Turnpike. Head EAST on Glades to10th/Broward Ave (the first and main entrance to FAU). Turn left into Campus on to Broward Ave/West University Drive. Continue through two traffic lights. The road will then curve right and become North University Drive. Make the first RIGHT, after the road curves, into the parking lots adjacent to the College of Business (Lot 7 & Lot 9).


Don't miss this opportunity to visit with these leading career professionals!

Prepay with Paypal and save $5. In order to get the $5 discount you must pre-register and then pre-pay online. No credit or debit cards will be accepted at event. If you are paying at the event please plan to pay by cash or check only.



Rob Hellmann  
Robert Hellmann
President, Hellman Career Consulting
Robert Hellmann is President of Hellmann Career Consulting (, where he provides career and executive coaching services as well as workshops on Presentations, Pitches and LinkedIn. He’s a certified Five O'Clock Club Executive Career Coach as well as an adjunct Professor at New York University. Rob is also the author of two books, Your Social Media Job Search and PEAK Presentations. Rob’s career and job-search insights have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, Money Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, NBC News, ABC News and more. His background includes an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and over 15 years in management roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, and American Express. He currently serves on the Board of the Association for Talent Development (New York City Chapter).

Spencer Lyon 
Spencer Lyon
Executive Recruiter, Ascendo Resources
Spencer Lyon is an Executive Recruiter specializing in the placement of highly skilled and motivated professionals in the Finance and Accounting sectors. Spencer is a Miami native. After acquiring his Bachelors in Finance from Florida International University, Spencer sprinted into the work force not letting anything get in his way. Prior to joining Ascendo, Spencer worked in Finance, Sales, and Business Development. One business being a radio host on a local business station here in South Florida discussing topics such as business, economics, finance, and more. Spencer’s background has prepared him to be an efficient recruiter due to the fact that he has a strong understanding on the market and is constantly expanding his network of professionals. Spencer has always liked to consider himself in the ship building business; he builds friend-ships, relation-ships, and partner-ships.

Lauren DeMarco 
Lauren DeMarco
Account Executive, Stephen James Associates
Lauren DeMarco is a native South Floridian and a graduate of the University of Florida with both a Bachelors and a Masters of Accounting. She began her career with Ernst & Young in 2002 in their Audit & Assurance Practice. After moving up the ranks with the firm, she decided to make a career change in 2006 to become an Executive Recruiter with Kramer Professional Staffing, specializing in Accounting & Finance. Lauren has placed Professionals at all levels in both public and private companies, including CFO, Controller, SEC reporting roles, Director of FP&A, Director of Internal Audit, Accounting Manager, Senior and Staff. In December of 2006, Kramer Professional Staffing was acquired by The Allegis Group’s Stephen James Associates Division. As part of the transition, Lauren was tapped to run the Accounting & Finance direct placement and contract practice for Broward County. Lauren is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the FICPA. Specialties: Lauren specializes in the recruitment of staff through managerial-level talent in the areas of accounting and finance.

Sharon Kirby-Lue 
Sharon Kirby-Lue
Sr. HR Business Partner FPL-Next Era Energy
Sharon Kirby-Lue is senior human resources business partner with NextEra Energy, Inc. She currently works to drive the strategic human resources initiatives within our multiple financial business units including finance, accounting, tax, treasury, internal audit, corporate development and in-house legal departments within the company. She began her career with Nextera in 1997 in the recruiting function and has progressed through human resources into employee relations and strategy. During this tenure she has served as the HR partner for many different units and subsidiaries including, information technology, regulatory affairs, supply chain, FPL FiberNet, Nextera Transmission to name a few, this giving her a broad perspective of the company overall. Sharon has developed and implemented programs focused on employee engagement, diversity & inclusion, change management, and most critical, talent management and employee development.

Career Coaching Sessions with Robert Hellmann 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm


CFA Society South Florida, Inc. is pleased to offer (6) – 25 minute career coaching sessions on a complimentary basis to our local society members and CFA Candidates with Robert Hellmann, Hellman Career Consulting, New York, NY from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, subject to availability and confirmed registration on a first come, first serve basis.

The time slots are 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm and 4:30pm. This exceptional offering is being made to kick-off our annual Career Development Panel from 6:30pm to 8:30pm the same day. See Events webpage for more information.

To Register for a Session: Email with a first, second, and third time-slot choice. Slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Space is limited to (6) – 25 minute sessions. Local society members may register for (1) - 25 minute career coaching session only, subject to availability. Registration for a career coaching session/time will be confirmed via email.

Format: Private, one-on-one career coaching to discuss career goals, resumes, cover letters,, social media, etc.

Location: Florida Atlantic University, Office Depot Center for Executive Education, Building/Room # OD – 108.

Check-in: Please arrive prepared and 10 minutes prior to your assigned career coaching session/time.

Parking: Use parking lots adjacent to the FAU College of Business, Lot 7 and Lot 9. We recommend that you use metered parking between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Metered parking is $1.00 per hour. Bring credit, cash, or coins for the ticket dispenser. Directions: Exit I-95 at Glades (Exit 45) / (Exit 75) from the Turnpike. Head EAST on Glades to10th/Broward Ave (the first and main entrance to FAU). Turn left into Campus on to Broward Ave/West University Drive. Continue through two traffic lights. The road will then curve right and become North University Drive. Make the first RIGHT, after the road curves, into the parking lots adjacent to the College of Business (Lot 7 & Lot 9).

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3/4/2015 8:30 PM



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777 Glades Road

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