Global Business Mobile Talent
Washington '14 Oct
October 28

Re-Defining Public & Private Leadership

Innovative Global to Local Business Strategy on Talent Mobility...
Getting to a Measurable Return™

US as a 'Foreign Destination': Policy Reality Check
Presented in alliance with

Is Your Talent Mobile ?
(session 2pm to 3:30pm)

4G Convergence

Leadership Strategy
Risk Management and Compliances
Local Leader Development, Deployment
Rewards for Performance
Getting to a Measurable Return ...
by ensuring best talent for the right position and location

to be held at...
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington 20045

• REGISTRATION: $288 General Admission ...Group Rate available
Question? Call 619-787-3100

WELCOME RECEPTION: 27 October from 5:30- 7pm
1710 H Street NW, Washington 20006
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Memo from
Edwin B Cohen
Editor & Publisher - GlobalBusinessNews

"In a global, interconnected economy,
jobs will flow to the nations with the best training and education."
-- Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock

Well, that says it all ...why this event is timely and very important to you.

I look forward to greeting you personally at the October 27th OPENING BUSINESS SOCIAL RECEPTION (5:30pm to 8pm) at the beautiful AKA WHITE HOUSE (1710 H Street NW) and also welcoming you to THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB on the morning of October 28th. Come early and walk around the Club's Museum space. I think you'll find it interesting and informative.

Today's education program is brought to you in a special alliance with ENP - Executive Next Practices Institute, a research and forum-based organization comprised of several thousand top business leaders(CEO, CMO, COO, CFO, Top HR, others). The forums are broadly known as “ENP” and the public sessions feature top thought leaders guiding highly collaborative sessions in the review of emerging trends, innovative techniques, and formulation of new strategies that move organizations “beyond the status quo”.

Today you will experience and learn from a gifted and enormously distinguished Faculty ...thought-leaders and subject experts. They come to you with deep experience and insight and will provide you with practical learning and take-aways for your next business day.

GlobalBusinessNews Conference format is designed for collaboration, an idea exchange across the table and across the meeting room. This immersion will enhance comprehension; your take-aways will be measurable and immediately usable. Quality is 100% guaranteed to bring you value-add applications. We care and value your time & resources, providing content designed to bring solutions.

Here's a quick review of our offer:
* Expanding your baseline of knowledge with new information and skills;
* Learning how to better understand / apply it to solve problems;
* Making strategic connections / creating value with what you know.

October 28th Education Program


8:30, Program start

A Special Keynote:

Future Practices in Public & Private Organization Excellence.

Key Takeways:

How to adapt your global talent strategy for local applications

3 new leadership methods to support a "next practices" organization

2015 business-HR strategies-
case studies of the top 5 global organizations

President & CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute,
Managing Director, NextWORKS™

Scott Hamilton is a globally noted business leader in the areas of multinational business strategy, human resources, marketing and organizational alignment from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune Global 1000 . Hamilton is the CEO of the Executive Next Practices Institute & Managing Director of NextWORKS, a unique advisory and research team that assists leaders turn their vision & strategy into unified, positive action. His globally based programs help executive teams to build their internal organizational capability to innovate, execute and produce extraordinary results.

He is the creator of the Global Strategy Map- a unique interactive program that accelerates collaboration, talent identification, cross cultural understanding and rapid alignment to key business objectives. Scott’s industry exposure has been both broad and deep. He has led major corporations in senior roles and as an advisor to executives and leadership teams in companies such as Parsons (Engineering Services), WorleyParsons (Engineering), McDonald’s (Manufacturing and Distribution Suppliers), Nestle USA (Food and Distribution divisions), Bergen Brunswig (Healthcare- Distribution), Aramark (Hospital Management), AlliedSignal and DirecTV (Telecommunications and technology), among others. His client programs have included large-scale marketing/branding efforts, organization design, team building, merger and acquisition/integration teams, internal brand building, customer alignment and in-house executive development programs.

Hamilton is also the President & CEO of the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), a research and forum based organization comprised of several thousand top business leaders(CEO, CMO, COO, CFO, Top HR, others). The forums are broadly known as “ENP” and the public sessions feature top thought leaders guiding highly collaborative sessions in the review of emerging trends, innovative techniques, and formulation of new strategies that move organizations “beyond the status quo”.
Contact 888.857.9722

9:45-10:15, BREAK

10:15 - 11:30
With so many agencies competing to attract new talent into the federal workplace, it’s hard to imagine how they will fare in 10-15 years. What will that future federal workplace look like? And, what can leaders do to ensure that their organizations are prepared to meet their missions? A panel of Federal experts and thought-leaders will discuss workplace mobility, work/life flexibility, mentoring, succession planning and how the work traits of future feds differ from those currently in the workplace.

Session takeaways
• Identify current workforce and technology trends
that will impact the future workplace

• Discuss what HR can do to attract and retain top talent
across the generational spectrum

• Build an effective management structure now to meet those future needs

session leader

Senior HR Strategist and Work/Life Advisor
HR Strategy and Evaluation Solutions

Deputy Director of the Human Development (HD) Directorate
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Senior Advisor
National Protection & Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Deputy Director
Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Office of the Secretary

Dr. Bill Powers joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March 2005 and serves as a Senior Advisor for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of the Under Secretary (OUS). In this role, Bill manages a host of policy facets that build and promote a culture of individual and organizational preparedness among the NPPD workforce that enable individual and organizational readiness, continuity and mobility. Prior to joining OUS, Dr. Powers served as the Chief of Staff for the NPPD Office of Risk Management and Analysis where he managed the day-to-day activities that included personnel, resource, policy and interagency strategy formulation to enhance homeland security risk management. Dr. Powers served as a Professional Staff Member with the United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (110th Congress). Dr. Powers provided key legislative input and guidance on essential public policy matters related to the DHS implementation of a comprehensive National Security Strategy to secure the United States from terrorist attacks and response to natural disasters. Dr. Powers collaborated to co-author the successful bi-partisan sponsored United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2008 (S. 2606) and establishment and authorization of the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention (S. 2292).

Ellen M. Ardrey is the Deputy Director of the Human Development (HD) Directorate of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). HD supports every aspect of GEOINT careers from hire to retire by establishing workforce vision and direction, managing Worklife benefits, and providing education and training opportunities for GEOINT professionals worldwide. Prior to this appointment Ms. Ardrey served as the Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Representative to the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA). Throughout her federal career, Ms. Ardrey has consistently been recognized as a strategic thinker and proven leader in varied leadership, resource management, human capital management and staff positions, both overseas and domestic. She began her career as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, serving in positions at the Squadron, Group, and Major Command levels, as well as at Headquarters, United States Air Force. After a short period as a technical consultant and program manager for a private information technology firm, Ms Ardrey joined DIA in 2002. She has served in the Office of Programs and Operations (PO), in the Office of the Chief Financial Executive as the Director of Program and Budget, the Deputy Comptroller, and the Deputy Chief Financial Executive for Financial Resources and Manpower. Following her assignment as the Vice Deputy Director for Human Capital, Ms Ardrey served on a joint duty assignment with the United States Department of the Navy as the Deputy Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Upon her return to DIA, Ms Ardrey served as the Chief, Community Enterprise Office (CEO), Directorate for Analysis, and the Director, Office for Congressional and Public Affairs. Ms. Ardrey was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Duke University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of Colorado where she earned a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Information Systems. She is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager. Ms. Ardrey is married to Edward P. Ardrey. They have four children -- William, Lauren, Christopher and Michael – and reside in northern Virginia.

Marcus Brownrigg currently serves as the Acting Deputy Director for the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Agriculture. Prior to this he served as the Pathways Program Senior Advisor to USDA’s Chief Human Capital Officer. In this capacity he was responsible for providing the overall management and administration of USDA Pathways Programs and served as liaison between the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and USDA Mission Area Human Resources Directors (MAHRD’s). Prior to this role, Mr. Brownrigg served as USDA’s Office of Human Resource Management's (OHRM) Chief of Departmental Human Resources Operations Branch. In 2012, he served as the Special Assistant to the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs while on a six month detail as part of the SES career development program. He has also held multiple leadership positions at USDA's Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) from 2003 to 2010. Prior to his positions at USDA, he worked at DC Department of Human Services, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and AmeriCorps. He entered into federal service in 1998 as a Presidential Management Fellow. He received his BA and MPA from Auburn University and he is a graduate of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program.

Mika Cross. In 2014, Mika joined OPM’s Human Resources Solutions (HRS) team as a Senior HR Consultant and Work/Life advisor as part of the President’s Management Council inter-agency fellowship program. She is a seasoned Human Capital Workplace and Policy Strategist specializing in global, strategic workplace initiatives, flexible workplace programs, cultural transformation, mobility management, diversity, and inclusion and employee engagement. Her 16-year career in public service includes military personnel and federal civilian human resources management throughout the Department of Defense, United States Intelligence Community and across the Federal government. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer. She earned the Certified Public-Sector Human Capitalist (PHC) professional designation in 2014 and was named a ‘Work-Life Rising Star’ by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress for her professional leadership and contributions in 2013. Mika also received recognition as a Telework Driver Award in 2012 from the Mid-Atlantic Telework Advisory Committee.

11:35 - 12:05
Doing Business in Washington


Chuck Brooks will discuss his experiences in the various pillars of ...

1) Executive Business,
2) Government (Executive & Legislative Branches),
3) Academia/Policy (John’s Hopkins University Faculty), and
4) with the Media in the Nation’s Capitol.

He will examine how to target outreach to key decision–makers and advance your marketing efforts and/or cause in the public/private sector world.

Vice President, Client Executive
Department of Homeland Security
Xerox Federal Government Solutions

Xerox has $22 B in annual revenues and serves clients in 160 countries. For some background about the speaker, Chuck Brooks recently served as Vice President for R & D at Rapiscan Systems specializing in CBRNE sensor technologies. Chuck served as the Vice President for Government Affairs at SRA International Inc, where he was part of Executive Leadership reporting directly to the CEO. He also ran SRA’s PAC. Chuck served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for advocacy for the Directorate with Capitol Hill. Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University. He also spent 6 years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter where he covered national security, defense, foreign affairs, and technology issues.

12:05 - 3:45



Policy Development for US Bound™ Expats / New York Bound™ Property Buyers

Paul A. Soley, CRP, GMS
CURZON® Real Estate


Managing Business Demands While Avoiding Risk

As business is conducted on an increasingly global scale, companies and organizations face an essential need to move workers into multiple markets.

This mobilization carries with it progressively greater risk as security and economic interests have led world governments to impose a greater array of controls with aggressive penalties that can undermine company revenues and reputation.

The rapid emergence of new economies—where the rule of law is still developing—has stimulated new types of risk that can impede business growth, compromise the company’s brand, and challenge the company’s financial and operational health.

The global workforce faces regulation affecting hiring, employment, remuneration and termination of international workers, management of data, control of technology and exports, social responsibility, and anti-corruption, any of which can adversely impact the company.

Today’s General Counsel face the challenge of managing
this dynamic, enhanced risk.

Partner, MayerBrown

Global Immigration Counsel

Liz Stern spearheads Mayer Brown’s new global worksite management initiative. This “Global People Solution” will offer multinational clients a comprehensive compliance and risk management program in connection with their mobile workforce. She advises multinational companies on global mobility issues in a variety of sectors including financial services, IT, defense, education, telecommunications and multimedia. Liz has over 25 years of experience advising on US and global immigration, HR and mobility services, and is consistently ranked as a leading business immigration lawyer by national and local publications.

Richard Villegas is an experienced Senior Manager of Global Immigration & Mobility with a strong background in global immigration and employment compliance, relocation management, international and domestic assignments, benefits, compensation, talent management, taxes, destination services, real estate and HR. For over fourteen (16) years Mr. Villegas has represented clients around the globe by managing an array of mobility services. As a result, he has had significant experience in managing relationships and dealing and negotiating in multicultural environments at all organizational levels




Ed Cohen, Editor

Subject Experts

Mid-Atlantic Director
GTN, Global Tax Network

Executive Director
Global Support Services
Penn Global and Division of Finance
University of Pennsylvania

Director, Global Mobility
Discovery Communications

Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


As Managing Director of Global Tax Network’s Philadelphia office, Mary Lou Stockton thrives on the technical rigor and variety of client global mobility programs. She serves a dual role of business development and client support, attracting and assisting clients that are just developing programs or have experienced greater complexity in taxes and assignments. One of her core specializations is research and calculation of multi-jurisdictional reporting and withholding on regular and equity compensation. Mary Lou Stockton spent nine years of her childhood in Switzerland where her father worked as a marketing executive. Living as an expatriate, her father always claimed he invented the exchange rate adjustment, which adjusted his pay when the value of the U.S. dollar fell in relation to the Swiss Franc. For Mary Lou, experiencing a foreign private school is just one aspect of her kinship with expats. Mary Lou is a former Director of Tax with a national U.S. retailer and former Senior Tax Manager with Ernst & Young, where she provided expatriate tax services for 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, and holds a Master of Science degree in business administration from Temple University. She is also a CPA. Mary Lou is a member of the PenJerDel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association, the Delaware Valley Relocation Council, WorldWide ERC, the Forum for Expatriate Management, the Philadelphia Society for Human Resources Management, the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. In her free time, Mary Lou enjoys hosting international students with AFS. Although she is fluent in German, she notes that Germans tend to laugh at her accent and answer her in English.

Artemis Velahos Koch is the Executive Director of the Office of Global Support Services (GSS) at Penn Global, University of Pennsylvania. GSS serves as the single go-to office to support the administrative and business functions of the University’s global activity and the operational needs of faculty, staff, and students at every School and Central Administration. Ms. Koch has consulted inside and outside Penn on various aspects of international activities, including: compliance, employment, payroll, tax, relocation, benefits, compensation and travel policies, and international assignment program issues. She launched and co-chairs Penn’s Global Incident Management Team (GIMT) and the Committee on Travel Risk Assessment (CITRA), both part of a new global safety and security infrastructure at Penn. She established the Global Administrators Working Group (GAWG) which serves as the main forum to bring forth operational needs in global activity at Penn. Artemis joined Penn from KPMG LLP, where she spent more than 15 years in International Tax and Global Mobility Services. Artemis is a Pennsylvania CPA with a M.S. in taxation.

Elizabeth Karcher ... is the Director of Global Mobility at Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Discovery Communications supports products and services in 210 countries and territories. Elizabeth manages the global mobility operations, running U.S. and overseas-based employees’ assignments, relocations and transfers. She has been a professional in international human resources for the last 14 years with expertise in both start-up and growth organizations. Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Elizabeth was with Lockheed Martin Corporation in International Human Resources. Elizabeth also started and managed her own relocation services company relocating international executives and their families to the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the American University of Paris, France. Elizabeth is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and trained in Project Management and Change Management methodologies.

Lynne J. Sport, GPHR is the Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration, for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States, with offices in Washington, DC, Beijing, Beirut, Brussels and Moscow. She joined Carnegie in 1997 as its first director of human resources and currently oversees the full range of HR functions and building management services. Lynne has a broad and varied background in human resources as both a specialist in compensation and benefits and as a generalist with experience in recruitment and staffing, employee relations, and training and development. Lynne is actively involved in the human resources community at-large, having served in several volunteer capacities for the Society for Human Resources Management and on the board of directors of the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area. She was the Association’s president in 2002-2003. Lynne has also participated in several HR initiatives in the think tank community. Prior to joining Carnegie, Lynne held various positions in private sector companies: Connie Lee Insurance Company, RJO Enterprises (a technology firm), Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) and Sovran Bank (now Bank of America). Founded in 1910, the work of Carnegie Endowment is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. As it celebrates its Centennial, the Carnegie Endowment is pioneering the first global think tank, with flourishing offices now in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels. These five locations include the centers of world governance and the places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advancement.

Sid Forrest, vice-president of human resources for EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, received the HR Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence on February 17, 2013 at the 21st World Human Resource Development Congress 2013 in Mumbai, India. His Excellence, Lyonpo Dorji Wangdi, the minister of labor and human resources, Bhutan, presented the award. Sid Forrest was invited to present at a Master Class Session at the Congress, which was attended by more than 1000 people from 88 countries. Forrest presented a Case Study on the strategic ten-year HR initiative that expanded EnerSys from a $300M private US company to a $2.2B publically traded world leader by way of 24 acquisitions over 10 years. He also joined with Citibank to speak about the implementation of a Global Rewards Program. "This huge expansion, at such a fast pace, has made for very exciting times for our HR team worldwide, leading the strategic globalization and making EnerSys one unified company," said Forrest. "There is a high level of respect for the many different cultures of the employees worldwide who come together in a manner that encourages great teamwork and an environment of 'constructive conflict,' with 'destructive conflict' being totally unacceptable." Forrest went on to note that the alignment of executive and senior management has been critical in making EnerSys one global company, with all the employees pulling the same way. This goal has been achieved through several human resources initiatives. First, great emphasis is placed on corporate governance, with managers signing off on compliance every year, and all the employees being trained on the EnerSys Code of Conduct and Ethics every two years. Second, compensation is inextricably linked with performance, with "pay-for-performance" being a key philosophy. In the EnerSys Management Incentive Plan, the top 250 managers worldwide are all measured on the same two global measures: earnings per share and primary working capital. All the employees worldwide are in the same EnerSys Performance Management Appraisal process, which includes forced ranking, with the intent to enable the higher performing employees to earn more. Finally, the company has developed a strong Succession Management program with a culture for internal promotions wherever possible. Of the company's 28 senior executives, 23 have been internally promoted into these positions. This creates great opportunities for career advancement throughout the organization. "Our company is fortunate to have Sid Forrest leading our HR Programs worldwide," said John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys. "Sid's experience and knowledge has been critical to the development and implementation of a consistent and uniform global strategy. This award truly recognizes the great contribution of the whole of the EnerSys HR team worldwide." Forrest joined EnerSys in 2002 to lead the global integration of the company. In addition to overseeing all the HR requirements of the 24 acquisitions, he has also been influential in the major restructuring of the company, streamlining operations worldwide. EnerSys continues to expand globally as strategic opportunities arise. Recently, the company opened its green field factory in Chongqing, China. Also, joint ventures in India, South Africa and South America have expanded the company's global footprint.

EnerSys®, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring standby power. The Company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. More information regarding EnerSys® can be found at


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