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Critical Connections: Design Your Future

February 22, 2018
5:30 PM CST to 7:30 PM CST
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Eggersmann Showroom at Houston Decorative Center
5120 Woodway Dr # 250
Houston, TX 77056

Critical Connections: Design Your Future

The truth is, networking can be intimidating. Walking into a room of people you might have met briefly, but mostly of people you haven’t, and striking up a conversation can be challenging for even the most gregarious person. But in today’s social environment, these critical connections are key.

The number one reason we attend conferences and events is to network, build connections and strengthen relationships, to help us learn and grow as professionals. Houston Compensation and Benefits is excited to provide a unique opportunity to build these critical connections.

Register today to reserve your spot on the evening of February 22nd when a group of highly esteemed ambassadors will lead facilitated networking discussions on several key compensation and benefits topics, including: tax reform, retirement, digital HR, pay equity, performance management, wellness and more!  The Decorative Center of Houston offers just the right atmosphere for you to step out of your comfort zone and create your own critical connections. Design your future!

Space is limited. Register today to confirm your attendance. Beverages and appetizers included with registration. 

We are pleased to introduce our Featured Ambassadors:

Allison Perry, JD
Senior Counsel, Bracewell, LLP

Table Topic: Tax Reform: A Game Changer for Compensation & Benefits

Allison Perry, JD, Senior Counsel at Bracewell, LLP focuses on a wide variety of corporate and tax issues that are incident to the design, implementation, administration and sponsorship of employee benefit and executive compensation arrangements. Allison counsels clients in matters involving executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, employment agreements, severance arrangements, change in control agreements, equity-based compensation arrangements, deferred compensation arrangements, incentive compensation arrangements, welfare benefit plans, and other fringe benefit arrangements. In addition, Allison provides advice regarding compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), legal issues relating to compensation and benefits in mergers, acquisitions, and other similar public and private company transactions. Allison earned her JD at The University of Texas School of Law.

Lynn Moffett, CBP, CCP, GRP
Vice President Total Rewards, BMC Software
Table Topic: The Gender Pay Equity Dilemma

Lynn Moffett, CBP, CCP, GRP, is the Vice President of Total Rewards with BMC Software, Inc., a global leader in innovative software solutions, and has responsibility over the Global Rewards organization. She originally joined BMC in April 2011 as the Director of Benefits, subsequently progressing to Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits and Area Vice President, before being promoted to her current position in April 2015. Prior to BMC Software, she worked in compensation and benefits from May 2007 through March 2011 as an HR Advisor for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University Of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA and is a Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP).

Ann Hollingsworth, CCP, CEBS, CPA
VP, Benefits, Compensation, and HRIS, Memorial Hermann Health System
Table Topic: Digitial HR Transformation

Ann Hollingsworth, CCP, CEBS, CPA, VP, Benefits, Compensation and HRIS at Memorial Hermann Health System who is passionate about developing and leading her teams.  As a benefits and compensation executive with a strong financial background Ann is able to use her accounting background to develop efficient and compliant systems.  Ann has been a national Conference Board speaker on high value health care and has the ability to concisely synthesize complicated information and effectively communicate it. Ann earned a BS in Psychology and Communications from Tulane University and an MPA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Amber Owens, MBA, SHRM-SCP
Director Human Resources, Texas Children's Hospital
Table Topic: Linking Compensation to Performance Management

Amber Owens, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Director Human Resources is a member of the executive and leadership teams at Texas Children’s Hospital, is responsible for collaborating with organizational executives and leaders to provide consultative support, coaching, and counsel to ensure the alignment of business needs, human resource strategies, and the employee experience. Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business, both from the University of Phoenix, and holds a Senior Processional Human Resources (SPHR) certification through HRCI.

Mia Smallman
Manager, Global Retirement Benefits, Halliburton
Table Topic: Effective Retirement Plan Management

Mia Smallman, Manager, Global Retirement Benefits at Halliburton. With over 19 years in global benefits, Mia has held a variety of roles in retirement, healthcare and analytics consulting before making a transition to the employer-side in 2013. In her current role, she is focused on managing the strategic direction of and providing stewardship over all retirement programs offered globally by Halliburton. This includes approximately $6 Billion in plan assets spanning 60 countries. Mia’s consulting background includes several positions as a pension actuary and benefits consultant, having completed multiple courses through the Society of Actuaries. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics / Operations Research from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Jesse Gavin, MA, CCWS
Wellness Team Lead, Baylor College of Medicine
Table Topic: How to Promote a Healthier Workforce

Jesse Gavin, MA, CCWS, serves as the Wellness Team Lead for Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, TX. Since the implementation of the full program in 2014, BCM has won numerous awards including being named the nation’s 5th Healthiest Employer by Healthiest Employers LLC in 2016.  Jesse began his health and wellness career in college and over the past 12 years has worked with multiple industries including NASA, British Petroleum, and Shell building strategies to create a healthier workplace culture. Before moving back to Houston, Jesse worked with a third party startup corporate wellness company, Personalized Prevention, who specialized in individualized programming for various sized companies. Jesse received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Fitness and Human Performance.


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