Join us for our second annual panel discussion with learning leaders around Central Pennsylvania! This panel discussion event, historically, has been regarded very highly by our members and the larger community of talent professionals we serve.
The purpose of this discussion is to offer our members and guests insight into the local trends of talent development across a variety of sectors; provide our regional members with resources to elevate career capabilities; and build professional relationships at a local level.
Panel discussion topics include onboarding, learning delivery and technology, metrics and learning sustainability, and employee development.
- Ken Woodruff, Chief Talent Officer, The Hershey Company
Ken Woodruff is the Chief Talent Officer, HR Operations and Analytics for the Hershey Company and has been with the organization since 2010. He and his team are responsible for fueling Hershey’s performance and growth by ensuring the organization has the right supply of diverse, skilled, motivated, talent. Specifically, in this role, Ken and his team own Enterprise and Executive Talent Planning, Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Functional Learning, HR Technology and Process, and Workforce Analytics.
Ken has held multiple executive leadership roles with Hershey, notably leading HR for the Global Functions and the U.S. where he was a key leader in building teams, organizations and capabilities.
Prior to joining Hershey, Ken served as Sr. Director of Human Resources for Capital One, a Fortune 100 financial services company based in McLean, VA. In his 16 years with Capital One he held multiple leadership positions with a focus on call center management, HR technology and operations, learning & development, talent planning, performance management, and M&A integration.
Ken received a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He and his wife, Angela, an accomplished Graphic Designer, Artist, and Teacher, live with their two children, Hannah and Nolan, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
- Michael Richart, Director of Bureau of Planning and Management, PA Office of Comptroller Operations
Mike began his career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Department of Labor & Industry. During his time there, he developed an interest in procurement and eventually moved on to a purchasing agent position with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, where he worked for several years before accepting a Buyer position with the Department of General Services.
Mike held several positions within the Department of General Services before his appointment to the Chief Procurement Officer of the Commonwealth where he managed $3.5 billion in spending for agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction. Mike finished his career with DGS as the Deputy Secretary for Procurement where he provided leadership and strategic direction to four bureaus; the Bureau of Procurement, the Bureau of Surplus and Supplies, the Bureau of Publications, and the Bureau of Small Business Opportunities. In these roles, Mike improved operations and managed significant process and system changes such as the implementation of a comprehensive SAP procurement system upgrade and a Bureau-wide office reorganization.
Mike is currently the Director of the Bureau of Planning and Management in the Office of the Budget, Comptroller Operations. In this capacity, he manages a $55 million budget and the administrative back office functions of the 400-person Office including human resources, policy development, information technology and workforce development.
Mike has a Master of Public Administration degree from the Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Lancaster Bible College. He is certified by the Institute for Supply Management as a Certified Purchasing Manager.
- Michelle Duncan, Director of Learning and Leadership Development, Penn State Health
Michelle Duncan is the Director for Penn State Health and College of Medicine Human Resources Center for Learning and Leadership Development. In this capacity, she is responsible for setting the strategic direction for leadership development, organizational effectiveness, change management, team development, employee engagement, succession planning, Compass curriculum, in addition to the performance and goals process. Michelle leads a team of Organizational Development Consultants and Learning Management professionals.
Prior to joining Penn State Health, Duncan served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions, most recently Lockheed Martin. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and was stationed at Luke Air Force Base, AZ and Peterson Air Force Base, CO. While on Active Duty, Staff Sergeant Duncan held the career specialty as an Information Manager. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding military service and is highly decorated with other service awards and combat campaign medals. Concluding her Air Force career, Michelle worked in multiple industries such as academia, consulting, and led learning and development efforts for a variety of fortune 500 entities. She has over 24 years of employee and leadership development, coaching, facilitation, training, curriculum design, and team building experience. Her leadership track record has afforded her the opportunity to lead teams of up to 70 people in the roles of Director and Academic Dean.
Michelle graduated Summa Cum Laude from Webster University with a master’s degree in Public Administration. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University with a degree in Information Management and a minor in Occupational Education. Michelle holds professional development certifications in Crucial Conversations, DISC, Social Styles, The Engaging Facilitator, Culture of Accountability, PROSCI Change Management, and Myers-Briggs. She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and International Society for Performance Improvement.
Michelle is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and enjoys dedicating her time to community service.
- Maggie Steinour, Chief Administrative Officer, Mid Penn Bank
Maggie Steinour started her career in banking as Customer Service Representative and Weekend Supervisor eventually taking on the role of Loan by Phone Manager and then Regional Consumer Lender at Commerce Bank Harrisburg. Maggie joined Mid Penn Bank as the Consumer Loan Manager in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Loan Operations Manager. In this role, Maggie developed and implemented strategies and procedures to streamline loan servicing at Mid Penn Bank. She identified opportunities for increased efficiencies and built a team that excelled at collaboration with team members across the organization. That collaboration allowed the servicing team to best serve the needs of those partners and their customers, transforming the department into a highly functioning team who provided accurate loan documentation, compliant loan booking and servicing of the new and existing loan portfolio.
Maggie was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in 2017. In this new role, Maggie oversees Mid Penn Bank University, Human Resources, and Marketing. This role oversees employee, customer and community engagement; professional development; and the culture of the Bank.
Mid Penn Bank University (MPBU) supports the over 440 bank employees through a variety of education and development initiatives. The University offers over 50 classes (delivered in-person, virtually, and eLearning) which cover technical, compliance, sales, and leadership education. MPBU supports a variety of development programs including mentoring, job shadowing and administration of our Professional Development program. Department specific education is supported through internal consulting, offering instructional design and program administration.
The Human Resources team is responsible for talent acquisition, performance management, benefits and more. Marketing supports internal and external marketing strategies to engage the community, customers, prospects and employees, including the Mid Penn Bank Celebrity Golf Tournament. The tournament has raised over $350,000 for the Pa Breast Cancer Coalition and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Maggie holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and is currently enrolled in the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Erik, live in Mechanicsburg with their two children Austin (7) and Tenley (5).
Grayce Langheine, Turkey Hill Dairy’s Talent Management Manager and an ATD Master Trainer, will be moderating the session.
Full biographies will be available soon.
New Member/Prospective Member Meet and Greet:
We'd like to invite you to join us just prior to the event at 5:30 p.m. for our New Member/Prospective Member Meet and Greet.
This is a great way to connect with other new members and discuss the value that membership with our chapter can offer YOU. Additionally, we will have people from our Membership team there to answer any questions you may have about the chapter.
When you check in, just let our greeter know you are interested in joining the Meet and Greet, and he or she will direct you.
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