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LUNCH PROGRAM - HR Executive Panel
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When: 07/19/2019
11:15 AM
Where: The Grove
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, Florida  34202
United States
Contact: Programs Director

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2019 July Professional Development Program


11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Registration, Networking and Lunch

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - SHRA Business and Sponsor Announcements

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Presentation, Q&A, Wrap Up

HR Executive panel

1.25 Credits approved for SHRM and HRCI 


Heather Deyrieux

Heather “HD” Deyrieux, MSM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the Manager - Workforce Planning with Sarasota County Government. As part of the Human Resources Team, she supports over 2,200 employees and 1,100 volunteers. She previously served in the private sector as Director of Talent at Dental Care Alliance, Director of Strategic Development at the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), and Director of Strategic Planning & Development with the Great Job Spot Network. HD has previously served as the President-Elect, Conference Director, Secretary, Treasurer, Emcee and other roles for the conference. Heather earned a Bachelor of Science in General Business and a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources at the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!


 Debbie LaPinska

 Debbie LaPinska, a seasoned Human Resource Executive with
decades of company experience, is a standout within the window
and door industry and as a leader at PGT Innovations. As Senior Vice
President of Human Resources, Debbie is responsible for balancing
company procedure and compliance, strategically developing the
companies Human Resource plans and policies, and caring for each
PGT Innovations team member.

Starting at PGT Innovations in 1991 in Customer Service, Debbie worked
her way up within the department, gaining first-hand experience and
company knowledge. Her passion for serving the company’s
customers and supporting its team members proved to be the
foundation for her ongoing success and advancement. Over the
course of 20 years with the company, she held multiple Director- and
Vice President-level positions in Customer Service, Sales, Marketing,
and Human Resources. As of 2018, Debbie has led corporate HR efforts
in her current role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Debbie earned her B.A. in Business Management from Eckerd College
and is recognized as a voice of authority and leadership in the
manufacturing community, as a human relations professional, and in
her local community. She is also a founding member of the PGT
Innovations Leading Ladies – a platform for women at PGT Innovations
to learn, encourage, and celebrate accomplishments and become
allies, while embracing each other through membership and building
one another for leadership.

Debbie is passionate about giving back to her community and has
held positions on a number of community organization boards in the
past, including Venice Area Chamber of Commerce (board member
– 2019, 2016), Sky Family YMCA (board member – 2019), Loveland
Center (board chair – 2015). She was also elected to the Charter
Review Board for Sarasota County in Florida for the 2019 term.


Kim Whiteman


Kim Whiteman retired from A. Schulman in July, 2016 as EVP & CHRO after 7 years. Schulman was a $2.5B publicly traded company with approximately 6,000 associates in 54 manufacturing locations globally. Prior to Schulman I worked nearly 30 years at Goodyear in a variety of HR roles including leader of HR for: the global supply chain organization, global tire technology organization, North American consumer tire division and the Latin America Region. I have participated in 8 facility start-ups in six countries, 4 facility closures in three countries and a dozen acquisitions.  I have hired directors for boards, facilitated a CEO internal succession plan and hired multiple company officers. My experience includes negotiations with unions and leading union free processes in multiple countries. Both A. Schulman and Goodyear are manufacturing companies so my experience is centered on this perspective.

My experience taught me that people drive culture, culture drives behavior and behavior drives performance. Further, strategic HR work is divided between; 1. The establishment and maintenance of corporate culture and, 2. Leveraging leadership development and succession plans that supports the desired culture.

I believe culture can be measured every day and that progressive leaders can improve both individual and organizational performance by managing the intersections between people, culture and behavior. I also believe that organizations expect leaders to lead in ways that consistently and constantly leverage corporate culture.

I graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering in 1979. I have attended executive education programs at Wharton and Thunderbird. We have retired to Venice, Florida where we are learning to enjoy the water via sailing, boating, paddle boarding and kayaking and I spend time supporting several local non-profit organizations and traveling. I also have an HR consulting business called “Winds Of Change, LLC.” 


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