January Education Event
Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Event Detail

Event Venue

Virtual Event


Event Sponsor


Members and Future Members can register for this event. Registration closes promptly at 12 PM on Monday, January 11.

Advance Registration
Members: $75.00
Future Members: $99.00

Please Note: Advanced registration is required in order to obtain a link for the event.  The event platform is web based only.  Mobile devices may not function properly or allow you to engage in the full features of this event. A call in number is not available.

Schedule of Event

12:30   Event Platform overview & Networking
1:00     Session #1
2:00     Networking Break
2:15     Session #2
3:15     Networking Break
3:30     Session #3
4:30     End of Event Networking & Meet the Speakers

Recertification Credit Information

3 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hour

This program is approved for 3 HRS (General) HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.

Hindsight is 2020: HR as the Catalyst for Change in 2021 

Leaders across the country in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition will come together to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on their business, the transition to remote work, hiring & laying off during a pandemic, the effects of the election, and moving forward into 2021.

All New Event Platform!  Guests of this event will be using a new virtual event platform allowing you to take a seat at a table to engage in casual, on camera conversation during breaks with others at your table.  You will be able to see who's sitting where and move around the room to meet others.  Easily find a friend who is attending or make a new friend at your table.

Session #1: Fireside Chat with HR Professionals
Aly Pennotti- Sr. Director of Human Resources, Christian Louboutin
Mayerland Harris- VP of Talent, HEB

Session #2: Fireside Chat with Talent Acquisition Professionals
Phil Haynes- Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Zoom Video Communications
Randy Goldberg-  VP of Talent Acquisition, MGM Resorts

Session #3: Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to a Post-COVID World in 2021 – Are You Ready?
Kevin Manion- Sr. Manager Employee Services/Human Resources, Amazon

2020 presented us with professional and personal challenges and, for many, a sense of loss – whether one has been directly affected by illness, death or not. Few humans globally have been untouched by this pandemic. And yet, when I look back on the year that just ended, I cannot help but think of the lessons we can learn from these experiences, and from each other. As we move away from COVID, how will our world have changed? How will our professional environments change and how can we, and the businesses we partner with,  best be positioned for a post-COVID world. Right now, there are more questions than answers, but each one of us has the possibility to be part of shaping what that world will look like. I am hopeful for the future. 

Learning Objectives:
What are our key learnings from 2020
What might a post-COVID work look like
How can each of us best prepare for the post-COVID world


About the Speakers

Phil Haynes
Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Zoom Video Communications

Phil is a transformational Talent Acquisition leader who builds, inspires, and engages high performing teams in fast-paced, high-pressure, and ambiguous growth environments. He brings a deep understanding of business challenges and people goals to deliver measurable success within resource constrained organizations. In his 28 year career in Talent Acquisition he's applied a consultative approach to turning strategic talent acquisition/recruiting needs into practical strategies and solutions to ensure the desired business outcomes. Phil joined Zoom in August 2019 from Talend, where he served as VP, Talent Acquisition. Before joining Talend, he was the Director, Global Talent Acquisition with NetSuite. Phil holds a BS, Business Administration from Pfeiffer University.

Randy Goldberg
VP of Talent Acquisition, MGM Resorts

Randy Goldberg is Vice President of Talent Acquisition Strategy, a role assumed in April 2017.  In this position Randy is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of MGM Resorts International talent acquisition programs. Mr. Goldberg works cross-functionally to establish  MGM Resorts International talent acquisition strategy and integrate them into business plans and company-wide practices.  His team attracts and select the great people at MGM Resorts international who entertain the human race. Randy began his professional career in the Hospitality Industry with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, working in operations and various HR roles of progressive responsibility including Vice President of Talent Management.  Most recently he built and lead the Talent Acquisition efforts for Republic Services a Fortune 300 company that focuses on waste disposal and recycling. 

Kevin Manion
Sr. Manager Employee Services/Human Resources, Amazon

Kevin is Senior Manager for Risk in Employee Services at Amazon where he leads a global team focused on providing pre- and post-employment background screening services. Kevin, originally from Canada, and now residing in the Seattle area, has lived across the US and worked both inside of HR and in business lines in a variety of industries ranging from banking to transportation, publishing and in the non-profit sector. Kevin has an MBA from Pace University in New York, and a MLIS from McGill University in Montreal; he holds SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications as well as an ACC Coaching certification from the International Coach Federation. He is also a Mini Cooper enthusiast!

Aly Pennotti
Sr. Director of Human Resources, Christian Louboutin
Aly is the Sr. Director of Human Resources where she oversees all elements of HR including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, trainings, payroll, compliance, and performance management. Aly oversees 400 employees throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada. She is also responsible for creating the Company Culture Club to ensure that employee culture is maintained and fun! Before joining Louboutin, Aly held various HR positions for Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and J. Crew. Aly holds a BA in in Communications and dual minors in Marketing & Political Science from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Currently Aly resides in New Jersey with her husband and three boys.

Mayerland Harris
Vice President of Talent, HEB
As Group VP of Talent at H-E-B, Mayerland leads Talent Acquisition, Strategic Talent Planning, Training and Leadership Development, People Data and Analytics, HR Technology, and Partner Connection & Internal DEI efforts. Her teams are accountable for designing, sustaining and enhancing all talent efforts to create a global talent strategy for the complete life-cycle of a Partner. This is accomplished through succession and pipeline planning, targeted sourcing and recruiting, technical training, leadership development, strategic people placement, and data analytics and insights.

Payment & Registration Notes

IMPORTANT: Advance registration is required.  To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than the Monday before the meeting.

Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than the Monday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office.

Important Notices:

Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute marketing collateral or material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid, sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials. Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact [email protected]