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    GMHRA Meeting & Educational Topic

    Date: February 12, 2016, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Heritage Family Credit Union (Rutland, VT)
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    Friday, February 12, 2016


    Michael Kilfoyle; Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence
    Frank Sadowski; Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP


    Heritage Family Credit Union; Rutland


    8:00am - 10:30am


    Had enough change in your employee benefits? Good, there's more to come.


    Meeting Agenda

    8:00 - 8:30am

    Networking and Breakfast

    8:30 - 9:00am

    Business Meeting

    9:00 - 10:30am

    Presentation; 25 GoToMeeting seats available

    As Vermont continues to deal with health care reform initiatives both on the state and federal level, the state’s employers, both large and small, are still grappling with the ever present medical insurance pressures. Organizations, more than ever, need to know what the landscape is like and what options they have to position themselves for the best possible outcome for their company and employees. Using the Vermont Employee Benefits Survey, Michael Kilfoyle and Frank Sadowski will discuss the benefit trends occurring here in our State and talk about some emerging opportunities for Vermont employers.

    Presenter Information
    Michael Kilfoyle, Senior Vice President
    Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence

    Hickok Michael serves as a Senior Vice President at Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence and has over 20 years of business experience working in the disciplines of sales consulting, employee benefits, technology, finance, operations and overall management and has worked for both for profit and non-profit organizations. Michael has been recognized as a national sales leader and regularly speaks to business groups on a variety of topics including employee benefits, health care reform and organizational culture. Michael is also an adjunct professor at Plymouth (NH) State University where he teaches classes in the business department and from which he received a B.A. in History and an M.B.A with a concentration in organizational development. 

    Frank H. Sadowski, Partner

    Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

    In 1997, Frank Sadowski joined GFC and established the Human Resources Consulting Division, now incorporated as Gallagher Flynn Human Resource Services, LLC. This group is now one of the largest human resources consulting and executive recruiting practices in Vermont. He was made a partner of the Firm in 2003. In addition to continuing to build the Firm’s practice in this area, Frank’s work with clients focuses on several areas:

    • : Frank conducts searches for a wide range of professional and executive positions. These are typically key positions critical to a company’s success. While he works hard to find qualified candidates as locally as possible, Frank is proud of the fact that none of his recruits from outside of Vermont has ever left Vermont before completing several years with the hiring company. (If they left, years later, it was due to

    a better offer elsewhere, not due to a dislike of Vermont.)

    • : Frank does more consulting on compensation issues than anyone else in Vermont. He has developed competitive pay ranges and innovative compensation systems for a wide range of companies, conducted specialized surveys for individual companies, created innovative incentive programs, and developed executive compensation packages.  In addition, he created and manages Vermont’s only private salary survey. He has spoken at numerous compensation seminars for a wide range of

    organizations over the years.

    Business Ethics: Ethics is a key aspect of business excellence. Improving your company’s focus on the ethical issues that regularly arise can help improve a company, develop its values and its culture, and avoid future problems. Frank is now providing ethics audits, ethics training, and consulting on specific ethical issues to companies. He also speaks to groups on a range of issues related to faith, spirituality, and ethics in the workplace.

    Immediately prior to coming to GFC, Frank was the Principal of Sadowski Consulting Services in South Burlington, Vermont for seven years.  Before that, he was Human Resource Manager for Boise Cascade’s paper mill in Sheldon Springs, Vermont; Assistant to the President of the University of Vermont; and Chief of Economic Development Planning in the Vermont State Government.

    Frank received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University, attended Harvard Divinity School as a Rockefeller Fellow, and earned a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He has received Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Outside the firm, Frank helped create Burlington’s Ronald McDonald House and the Lake Champlain Waldorf School.  He has served as a trustee of the Pine Ridge School and president of the Vermont Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. He recently graduated from Episcopal Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity degree, focusing on business ethics and issues related to faith and spirituality in the workplace.

    This meeting will be at Heritage Family Credit Union’s Ron Hance Operations Center. The address is 30 Allen Street, Rutland, VT. Please enter through the main entrance facing the branch.

    GoToMeeting Information
    If you can’t make it in person, we are offering attendance using GoToMeeting and have 25 reserved seats available. Reply to this email by noon on 2/11  to reserve your spot!

    Green Mountain Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    We hope to see you there!