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HREA Legal Update

Please join us on the morning of March 14th for an in-person legal update with Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Shareholder Kelly Bunting and Associate Malcolm Ingram as they discuss various new employment laws of note and what else to expect in the labor & employment space in 2023.

HREA Night at the Sixers

Join your HREA Colleagues in the Marsh McLennan Agency Suite for a night out at the Wells Fargo Center as the 76ers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers! Only 20 spots are available - first come, first serve! Register today!

HREA Holiday Party

Please join us for a holiday dinner on December 13, 20022 at one of the Philadelphia's best restaurants, Rosalie, in Wayne, PA.

We will celebrate the holiday season and network with friends. Enjoy delicious food and drink while enjoying a night out. We hope to see you there!



Malcolm Ingram, of Greenberg Traurig, joins the Board of the Human Resources Executive Alliance as its newest HREA Partner

Sep 1, 2022 — The Human Resources Executive Alliance (HREA), an invitation-only community of human resources leaders offering members access to valuable networking and informative events, is pleased to announce Malcolm Ingram as its newest HREA Partner. Malcolm is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including internal investigations, and virtually all phases of employment litigation. Malcolm defends employers in matters related to ADEA, ADA, FMLA, Title VII, PHRA, FLSA and trade secrets before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies. He also counsels employers on day-to-day issues, including employee discipline and employees’ leaves of absence. “I am pleased to support HREA as it supports the senior leadership needs of the Greater Philadelphia human resources community.”, Malcolm said. “HREA plays a key role in creating collaborative relationships amongst the most senior HR practitioners in the region that help to create a vibrant and sustainable talent ecosystem.” “HREA is excited to have a professional of Malcolm’s caliber join our group of Partners,” stated HREA Partner. John Touey. “His expertise as a highly regarded employment lawyer and his commitment to and connections within the Philadelphia business community will add to the value that our members receive from their association with HREA”. A Philadelphia native Malcolm is a long-time support of the local community. He currently serves on the Boards of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Social Venture Partners Philadelphia. Malcolm earned his J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia University. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch" list from 2021-2023 in Litigation and Labor & Employment Law.

The Challenger Connection is Back!

Mar 24, 2022 — Benchmark the Future of the Workplace with HR & Business Leaders



The HR Executive Alliance is an invitation-only community of human resources leaders offering members access to valuable networking and informative events. If you're a Philadelphia-area-based senior HR leader and are interested in joining click here to learn our membership activities and joining criteria.




HREA Partner Event - HR Department of the Year Awards

The Judges Share: What Makes an HR Department Award-WorthyPresented by HR Department of the Year Awards and hosted by Teleflex, Inc., a previous HR Department of the Year Award winner, you're invited to join HR professionals from around the Philadelphia area at the Teleflex Headquarters in Wayne, PA . Learn from experienced HR Department of the Year Awards judges as they answer:

What do judges look for in an application
What makes one department stand out from another
What factors carry the most weight
What are the benefits of the awards process itself
Don't miss this chance to network with your HR colleagues and learn what makes an award-worthy HR department.

Cam Hicks - Corporate VP & CHRO, Teleflex
Rhonda Jordan - EVP & CHRO, Virtua Health
Lorraine Serva - Chief People Officer, SDI
Mark Spool (Moderator) - HR Dept. of the Year Awards Lead Judge


HR Burnout - It Really Is A Thing

The life of a HR professional has always been stressful but never more so than in the past two years. From managing essential workforces, to virtual work arrangements, to integrating social justice concerns into business life, to addressing the talent crisis, there seems to be an unending wave of challenges confronting CHRO’s and their teams. But, as they care for their organizations, who is caring for them.

At our April HREA meeting, we will hear from three area CHRO’s managing the real challenge of HR burnout for both their teams and for themselves. Through this interactive, facilitated discussion, we hope you will leave our session with learnings you can apply to preserve the health of your colleagues and your organizations:

Veronica Hawkins, PhD - Vice President, Human Resources – Nixon Medical
Don Hurford – Vice President, Human Resources– Parkway Corporation
Sebnem Kesen – Vice President of Human Resources – Berwind Corporation



From Our Members

“As a Human Resource professional, you are invited to a number of seminars and networking events. The challenge is finding those that provide the best opportunity for professional development, exchanging best practices and engaging in high quality networking with peers. After attending the Human Resources Executive Alliance event, I can tell you that they have it mastered. Having the opportunity to hear first hand perspectives from the CEO of one the largest healthcare systems in the region was priceless. The HREA is the premiere networking alliance for Human Resources."

Douglas McLaughlin, Crown Cork & Seal

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