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7th Annual Career Development Panel


Kurt Adler, SPHR, Kelli Fielder, Kelly Michaels, Tammy Davidson, & Moderator Jessica Renard

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3/6/2013 5:30 PM

End Time

3/6/2013 8:30 PM

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​​FAU Office Depot Center for Executive Education
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Event Description

7th Annual Career Development Panel

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

5:30 PM - 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 human resource development.

Location: Florida Atlantic University, College of Business - Office Depot Center for Executive Education (building 93), classroom OD101, Boca Raton, FL

Check-in & Sandwiches: 5:30 PM
Panel Discussion & Q&A: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Complimentary sandwiches and beverages will be served starting at 5:30 PM. Panel discussion will start at 6:30 PM.

Parking: Parking will be available in parking lots adjacent to the College of Business. Due to Spring break, it is acceptable to park in spaces that normally require tags. CFA South Florida 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


Jessica Renard 

Kurt Adler 

Kelli Fielder 

Kelly Michaels 

Tammy Davidson 

Jessica Renard

CEO and Principal, Get Hired and Beyond

Kurt Adler, SPHR
SVP, Personal Financial Services
Northern Trust Corporation

Kelli Fielder
Talent Acquisition Lead (Investment Management), Franklin Templeton Investments

Kelly Michaels
Human Resources Manager
NextEra Energy Resources

Tammy Davidson
SVP - Client Services, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

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

Prepay through 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.


Jessica Renard will moderate the panel discussion. Jessica has over 15 years of experience in getting people hired, hiring employees, and motivational speaking. She is the owner of Get Hired and Beyond, a consulting company assisting with the design of resumes, developing personalized approaches to interviewing, and teaching how to differentiate from the masses in order to increase employability and negotiate for fair market salaries.

Jessica has completed her Master of Health Science in Vocational Rehabilitation and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida. Since then, she has worked for over 5 years as a Senior Staffing Consultant at the Mergis Group, placing over 500 individuals in temporary and permanent positions.

Additionally, Jessica has consulted for a variety of top organizations in recruiting, including the PCAOB and ADT, a Tyco International company. She has worked in the role of Director of Career Services at a university and has been very successful at placing new graduates and veterans returning into civilian employment.

Kurt Adler is Corporate Human Resources Manager for the Personal Financial Services Business Unit Northeast and Southeast Regions and a Senior Vice President of Northern Trust Corporation. He is responsible for all Human Resource activities on the east coast of the United States, including the States of Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Delaware, as well as their Washington DC location.

Prior to his employment with Northern Trust in 1997, Kurt worked for 11 years as Corporate Director of Human Resources and Administration for QST Enterprises and all its operating subsidiaries, and also served as President of ESSI, a 90-employee subsidiary of QST. Prior to his employment with QST, Kurt served honorably in the United States Air Force where he was an expert marksman and a recipient of the Air Force Commendation and Good Conduct medals.

Kurt graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and has received his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) accreditation from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Kurt serves both as a South Florida Senior Banking Human Resources Roundtable and Florida State University Center for Human Resource Management executive member; and previously served as Chairman and Executive Board Member of the South Florida Center for Financial Training (CFT): as well as Executive Board Member, Corporate Secretary, and Personnel Committee Chair for Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

Kelli Fielder is the Investment Management Talent Acquisition Lead at Franklin Templeton Investments. She has been with Franklin Templeton since 2002 and has worked in numerous roles throughout the organization. Kelli is currently responsible for all talent acquisition efforts supporting the US investment management platforms at Franklin Templeton.

Kelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Eckerd College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Kelly Michaels works at NextEra Energy Resources as a Human Resources Manager, providing full human resources services to the NextEra Energy Resources Corporate Business Units across the US. This includes providing advice regarding any one or several of the following: employment & labor law, compensation, benefits, training, recruiting, diversity, talent management, employee information systems and organization structure. In her position, Kelly focuses on providing specialized analysis, consultation and implementation of HR solutions, policies and practices to address business needs and increase efficiencies. She is also as trusted advisor providing advice and counsel to management.

Prior to joining FPL, Kelly held progressive Human Resources positions in a variety of industries such as Staffing, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Healthcare, and Human Resources Outsourcing.

Kelly has a BS in Business Management and a MS in Organizational Communication & Development from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute, and member of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Tammy Davidson is Senior Vice President, Client Services with Right Management’s Florida/Caribbean Region. Tammy brings more than 20 years of experience as a business executive. She has extensive expertise and accomplishments in the areas of advertising, strategic marketing development and implementing solutions through staff development. Tammy is responsible for strategic planning, new business development and for designing and delivering strategic workforce solutions to Right Management’s largest clients.

Prior to joining Right Management, Tammy had a long and highly accomplished management career with Federated Department Stores. She was recognized for significant accomplishments in Market Development, Employee Development, Sales Development, and received numerous Leadership awards. She has built employee pay plans and incentive based programs and spearheaded intensification programs that have been adopted nationally.

Tammy received her Bachelor of Arts at Florida State University.

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3/6/2013 8:30 PM



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777 Glades Road

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Boca Raton, FL 33431

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