HRO Todaymagazine today announced four speakers that will keynote its annual HRO Today Forum: Brenda Dann-Messier of the U.S. Department of Education; Daniel Griswold of the Cato Institute; Robert Litan of the Kauffman Foundation; and James Quigley of Deloitte. The event will take place from April 30-May 2 at the Gaylord National in Washington DC.
 
 
“We are excited to have secured such visionary keynote speakers for this year’s event. They hold a lifetime of credentials and accomplishments that will make for an exciting 2012 HRO Today Forum,” said Dirk Olin, editorial director of HRO Today. The Forum provides a unique collaborative environment for an exclusive audience of HR, Recruitment, and Technology executives to discuss the future of HR with the 2012 program specifically looking at how HR Officers operate the Global Business of HR.
 
 
Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier serves as the first Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education where she leads efforts in adult education and career and technical education as well as those supporting community colleges and correctional education. She oversees the administration of 11 grant programs in these areas, totaling approximately $1.3 billion annually. Dann-Messier is committed to collaboration, both within the Department and across federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Labor, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Commerce. She is coming to open up a collaborative discussion with HR Officers on how the administration can help them create a more competitive national workforce.
 
 
Daniel Griswold leads the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) as it’s newly-appointed President and authored the popular 2009 book Mad about Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization. A nationally recognized advocate for open trade and economic expansion, he most recently served as the Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. Griswold has authored major studies on globalization, trade, and immigration, written articles for major newspapers, appeared on CNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, PBS, and Fox News, and testified before House and Senate committees. He will be speaking on whether or not outsourcing is good for America.
 
 
Robert Litan is the Vice President for Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, the nation’s leading foundation devoted to advancing entrepreneurship, as well as a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. He has served in several government positions: Associate Director of OMB; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice; and Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Litan has also consulted for the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, World Bank, and private sector organizations on financial institution and antitrust issues and authored or coauthored 26 books, most recently Good Capitalism: Bad Capitalism. He has been instrumental in crafting the ‘Startup Act’ piece of legislation with bipartisan support designed to help jumpstart innovation and job growth in America.
 
 
James Quigley is a Senior Partner with the Deloitte U.S. member firm. Deloitte member firms provide audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients in 150 countries. He formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (the Deloitte global network). Throughout his 38 years with the organization, Quigley has held numerous key leadership roles and built a distinguished track record of service to many multinational clients. The author of As One: Individual Action, Collective Power, he will be talking about ways to galvanize large groups of people to work together towards a common goal.
 
 
More information about the HRO Today Forum can be found here.
 
 
Thanks go to the following Forum sponsors for their support: Adecco RPO; Guidant Group, Pinstripe, Taleo; and WilsonHCG.

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