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Wednesday, April 27

  8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.


  9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

12 noon

Conference Kick-off and Welcome



Crystal Ballroom

Jerome Eymard, GSSC Interim President

Director of Human Resources, Bollinger Shipyards


Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Opening Keynote

Crystal Ballroom

Rusty Murdaugh, President

Austal USA

 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.


Ben Bordelon, President and CEO

Bollinger Shipyards

 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Keith Williams, Founder

Skill Stadium

 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Inclusive Excellence: A Strategic Approach to Organizational Excellence 

Dr. Nichole Thompson

Gaitway Consulting

 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Networking Social

 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom

TP Crockmiers

TP Crockmiers

Thursday, April 28

 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Recruiting/Retaining Gen Z

Launch (1st Floor)

Crystal Ballroom

Cam Marston, Expert on Workplace and Marketplace Trends

Marston Communications, LLC

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

WorkPLACE Development is the new Workforce Development

Matthew Fieldman, Executive Director, America Works

MAGNET:  The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Gen Z and the Workplace: A Panel Discussion with Gen Z's

 12:00 noon- 12:30 p.m.


 12:30 noon- 1:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom

Pete Havel, President

The Cloture Group
Author | The Arsonist in the Office

  1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Crystal Ballroom

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