Annual Networking Reception

Sponsored by the Villanova Society for Human Resource Management (VU SHRM) and the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development, the annual networking reception features a panel discussion of distinguished HR professionals on a trending topic in the field. This annual event provides current students, alumni, faculty, and area HR professionals the chance to build their network and enhance their knowledge of innovative and practical HR strategies. In addition, all proceeds from this benefit a scholarship fund for HRD graduate students.

We hope you can join us at this year's reception:


"Navigating HR Practices Across Global Markets

Tuesday, March 25 2014
Driscoll Hall, Villanova University


The panel will be moderated by Celia Joseph, who is an Employment Attorney at Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Our featured panelists:
Luis Buentello, Executive VP HR, Panasonic Lighting Americas
Will Farkouh, Global Operations Senior Manager, Pfizer
Jennifer Lee, Global Mobility Manager, Cigna
Charity Hughes, HR Director, US & Canada, SCA Americas

Approved for 2 HRCI Recertification Hours



Thank you to our sponsors!


Gold Level

Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association (2012, 2013, 2014)


Silver Level

Fisher & Phillips, LLP (2013, 2014)

Unlimited Restoration Specialist, Inc.

Chester County Human Resources Association (2012, 2013, 2014)


Bronze Level

Sawyer Construction (2012, 2013, 2014)

excelleRx (2012, 2013, 2014)

Philadelphia SHRM

The Addis Group (2012, 2013, 2014)

First Contact HR

Arkema, Inc.

World Wise Partners - Global Human Resources Consulting

Global Philadelphia Association


Villanova School of Business, Graduate Programs


Additional Sponsors and Friends

DoubleStar, Inc. (2012, 2013, 2014)

Monarch Staffing (2013, 2014)

Vienna Human Capital Advisers

The Anthony Group, Inc.

Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy (PSPS)

Careers Express, Inc.

CBI Group/Barton Career Advisors/Placers

John and Traci Garber

Villanova Business School - The Center for Global Leadership

Villanova Conference Center

Villanova Office of Continuing Studies




Past Annual Networking Receptions:

  • 2013 Knowledge Transfer within the Multigenerational Workforce
  • 2012 Strategic Succession Planning
  • 2011 HR's Route to the "C" Suite
  • 2010 The 30th Anniversary Gala
  • 2009 HR as a Strategic Partner: Moving from Transactional to Transformational - Featured keynote speaker Joe Frick, CEO of Independence Blue Cross