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KMA’s Cathy Nugent Joins SMPS Finders Keepers Panel Discussion

KMA HR Consultant Cathy Nugent is participating as a panel member for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)’s October 12 Finders, Keepers: How to FIND and KEEP Talent in a Competitive Environment program at USM in Portland (Wishcamper Center).

This candid discussion focuses on how to FIND and KEEP talent in today’s competitive environment –a valuable conversation designed to provide unique opportunities for HR professionals, marketers, business developers, senior managers, and company owners to engage with experts in areas such as:

  • Recruitment and retention strategies to attract and hold onto the best and brightest staff
  • Current trends in staff training, development, and engagement (what are employers offering their staff that encourages and supports them?)
  • Local, state, and regional initiatives to increase awareness of career opportunities in northern New England.
  • What Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials can expect to learn from each other
  • Advice that can transform a workplace using existing talents and with minimal resources and investment.

Joining Cathy on the panel are Dave Vasconcelos, Director of Business Development (Pro Search, Inc.) and Paul Lewandowski, Design Principal, Corporate Studio Leader (Lavallee Brensinger Architects).

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a non-profit national professional organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of professional services marketing. Encompassing more than 6,000 members in over 52 chapters nationwide and in Canada, the society’s mission is to be the premier source for education, information, and resources in marketing professional services for the built and natural environment. The SMPS Northern New England Chapter comprises professional services marketers, business development directors, communication specialists, design principals, contractors, and individuals who sell and market services and products to the building industry.