Human Resources Conference 2019

Human Resources Conference 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033



To review program details and register by mail, please download the REGISTRATION BROCHURE

To register online, please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM


This conference is designed for HR Professionals, CEOs, HR Officers, HR Departmental Employees, and NextGen Community Banking Leaders.


Bring a NextGen Community Banking Leader along to this important Conference. Let them learn from experts and network with colleagues in an interactive educational session. This experience will help them grow and be a stronger member of your bank’s team. NextGen bank leaders receive $145 discount on the registration fee.


This program will be submitted to HRCI. It may also be self-submitted to SHRM for credit. CPE will be offered through the State Board of Accountancy.


The Hershey Lodge is holding rooms for this conference at a special rate. Guests who prefer to make phone reservations may call 855.729.3108 and ask for the room block for the PA Association of Community Bankers HR Conference at the Hershey Lodge, May 5-7, 2019. Alternatively, guests may make reservations online at

Preferred rates expire April 8, 2019, so reserve your lodging today!


Day 1 • Monday • May 6, 2019

8:30am: Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:50am: Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00am: Winning the Talent War
Presented by: Chester (Chet) Q. Mosteller, Mosteller & Associates
If you post it, they will come is not a winning strategy in the Talent War of today. In this interactive session, learn best practice tips to more effectively obtain and keep the talent your organization needs. Better understand how to effectively conduct the sourcing process, selection process, on-boarding…all the way through performance management.

10:30am: Beverage Break

10:45am: Five Essential Employment Initiatives for a Lean Company
Presented by: Lisa M. Scidurlo, Stevens & Lee
Companies are continually looking for ways to effectively use resources to reduce risk in all areas, including employment. We will discuss the five essential initiatives that a lean company should adopt to minimize the risk of employment-related lawsuits. We will be interactive and share ideas through discussion in an effort to meet these goals.

12:00pm: Luncheon

1:00pm: Adult Education – How to Effectively Structure Learning at Every Level of a Banker’s Career
Presented by: Cami Ressler, M.Ed., Ressler Career and Business Solutions LLC
This session will discuss cost effective strategies that you can utilize with your bank’s team, taking into consideration the variety of learning methods and curriculum available. We will also help you to identify the most effective learning/professional development areas utilized not only for true learning and growth, but for employee satisfaction and retention.

2:15pm: Remote Employees – Best Practices
Presented by: Lindsay E. Snavely, Esquire, Pillar+Aught & John R. Martin, Pillar + Aught
We will discuss legal considerations and best practices for employers with remote employees. This session addresses the main risks and responsibilities for employers to consider when employing a remote workforce, including telecommuting as an accommodation under the ADA, timekeeping and compensable time under the FLSA, health and safety issues, information security, the use of e-signatures and more. This session will also address ways to handle challenges with on-boarding and other aspects of managing the employment relationship. Attendees with walk through real-life examples and learn how to practically deal with the issues.

3:30pm: Adjournment

Day 2 • Tuesday • May 7, 2019

8:00am: Buffet Breakfast

8:30am: Gender Identity, #MeToo and Cannabis…What HR Professionals Need to Understand
Presented by: Catherine Walters, Esquire, Bybel Rutledge LLP
Identifying and responding to new and developing workplace issues can be tricky – there are no easy answers and lately, even the most experienced HR professionals are feeling challenged! Our increasingly diverse workforce and consumer markets have enabled the rise of the LGBTQIAPK+ workforce, and many employers are struggling to introduce new staff into their cultures while helping their established staff to adapt to change. Combined with the explosion of the #MeToo movement, how can employers ensure that sexual harassment and discrimination are effectively prevented or otherwise addressed? Marijuana in any form is still outlawed on the federal level and this impacts workplaces in numerous ways, including application of drug testing policies, accommodations under the ADA and state disability laws, OSHA requirements and more. Attend this session to learn more about these developing issues and come away with practical tips for handling unanticipated situations.

10:00am: Implementing Proven Strategies to Create Sustainable Health Plans for the Long-Term
Presented by: Gregory Brigidi, Christi Insurance Group
This program will provide a roadmap for companies to begin stacking the deck in their favor to control healthcare costs long-term. Although there is no silver bullet, by implementing the right platform, integrating multiple cost-control strategies, providing cost-transparency resources, and creating a culture of health, employers can achieve a level of sustainability for their health plan and offer the highest quality health plan to their employees.

1. Understand the biggest challenges in the marketplace regarding healthcare
2. Learn about the best platforms for different size organizations to maximize savings
3. Learn about the integration of multiple cost control strategies that will bend the cost curve

11:00am: Developing Bank Leaders for Tomorrow
Presented by: Sara C. (Sally) Williams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Williams HR Solution, LLC
Today’s HR professionals must not only be good leaders, they must also be prepared to develop their bank’s supervisory and management staff into good leaders. The presenter will share her five critical strategies to discuss ways that HR Managers can address this challenge and contribute to the Bank’s continued success.

11:45am: Adjournment


Chester (Chet) Q. Mosteller
Founder & President, Mosteller & Associates
Chester Q. Mosteller is the founder and President of Mosteller & Associates. His background is well balanced with human resource consulting to a wide variety of organizations since 1994, and over 18 years of prior human resource management, including several years as the top HR executive in a premier, nationwide company.

Chet’s experience in human resources is extensive. His career in this field includes in-depth work in each of the major human resource functions of compensation, benefits, training and staffing. His compensation related responsibilities includes design and development of salary administration programs, identifying position competitiveness in a marketplace/industry utilizing salary surveys and other sources, developing and administering incentive, bonus, commission and other salary deferral programs, and designing and delivering complete executive compensation program packages.

Mr. Mosteller’s staffing expertise includes all levels of recruiting with emphasis on technical and executive positions with an emphasis on attracting individuals that match an organization’s culture.

Chet graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a BA in Mathematics and is Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a charter member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He has taught extensively as an adjunct faculty member and at numerous banking schools.

Lisa M. Scidurlo
Shareholder, Stevens & Lee
Lisa concentrates her practice in all aspects of labor management and employee relations, including counseling and litigation. She regularly handles cases involving claims under Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other federal, state and local employment discrimination laws.

Lisa represents employers at all stages of employment discrimination claims, including matters pending before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Lisa also handles cases involving wrongful discharge claims and other traditional contractual claims arising from employment, including breach of employment contracts, at all stages of the litigation.

She regularly counsels employers on compliance issues regarding the maintenance and administration of employment-related policies, including anti-discrimination policies, harassment avoidance policies, e-mail and electronic communication policies, social media policies and policies addressing family and medical leave. Lisa frequently lectures on topics including harassment avoidance, administration of the FMLA and the ADA.

Cami Ressler, M.Ed.
CEO and Founder, Ressler Career and Business Solutions LLC
Cami Ressler, M.Ed., is the CEO and Founder of Ressler Career and Business Solutions LLC, a career coaching and business professional services firm focused on executive and professional training and development, career planning and coaching and more. Cami is proud to have built her business on referrals and seeks to develop long-term business partnerships with her clients.

Ms. Ressler has a broad range of leadership, administrative and career management professional expertise that includes over 15 years’ experience having worked for Choice Hotels International (Brand Management), The Pennsylvania State University (Assistant Director of Career Services at the Campuses), Princeton University (Career Counselor/Internships), and a boutique law firm focused on financial services (Consultant). Cami holds two degrees from The Pennsylvania State University: a Master’s degree in counselor education (specializing in career development and leadership) and a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. She is a certified DiSC administrator and has a wealth of experience with leadership development, recruiting and career related assessments.

Lindsay E. Snavely, Esquire

Lindsey Snavely pays close attention to detail. If it happens in the workplace, she knows the ins-and-outs of the issue. Having previously worked as Counsel, Global Labor & Employment for The Hershey Company, she supported the Human Resources organization and provided advice and training on various workplace issues. Lindsey provides practical, actionable business guidance in representing and advising employers.

With comprehensive knowledge of labor and employment law, Lindsey has defended employers in state and federal courts, as well as before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also regularly provides counseling to employers on various workplace issues, including disciplinary matters, leaves of absences, and wage and hour questions. In addition, she routinely speaks at seminars and other workshops about labor and employment issues such as the Affordable Care Act, navigating employees’ leaves from the workplace, and compensation and benefits.

John R. Martin, Esquire
Pillar + Aught

John Martin brings a proven, hands-on approach to Pillar+Aught. One day he’s running a federal jury trial for a national organization, the next he’s at a client site, providing actionable human resource training to managers and their teams.

John has successfully litigated cases in state and federal court for companies based in Pennsylvania and across the United States. John also advises his clients on a wide variety of employment law matters including gender, age, disability, and race discrimination, as well as claims alleging harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. Well-versed in a wide variety of employment practices, John counsels and trains clients on best practices when addressing various workplace challenges including how to properly discipline employees, comply with EEO and FMLA requirements, develop and implement effective workplace policies, and enforce employee non-compete agreements. He writes and lectures frequently on a variety of topics including social media, wage and hour issues, and sexual harassment.

Catherine Walters, Esquire
Partner, Bybel Rutledge LLP

Catherine E. Walters provides exclusive management-side labor and employment services for employers of all sizes, including privately and publicly held companies, government contractors, institutions of higher education, health care providers, trade associations and other non-profit organizations.

Her emphasis on strategic thinking and focused solutions enables her to provide employers with the sophisticated counsel that has become necessary in today’s complex business environment. Catherine regularly appears before federal and state courts and administrative agencies where she handles both employment and traditional labor matters.

Gregory Brigidi
President, Christi Insurance Group & Human Resource Divisions

Gregory Brigidi is a founding partner of the Employee Benefits and Human Resources divisions. Gregory has over 27 years of experience, providing employee benefit and human resource services to business leaders nationally.

While his responsibilities include managing all aspects of Christi’s core services, his experience is in building an organization from the ground up, that includes creating a superior client service platform across the benefits administration and human resource spectrums. Specifically, Gregory has extensive knowledge in providing proprietary funding and risk management solutions that assist organizations in significantly reducing their costs over the long-term.

Gregory’s experience working with a diverse group of organizations has helped him identify the most important challenges that business leaders face and implementing innovative and best-practices solutions. Christi providers these solutions to clients that range from small companies to large multi-national and international organizations.

Gregory has earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance from La Salle University. Gregory is an active member in his community, sports clubs, La Salle University Alumni Board, local SHRM chapters and professional organizations. Outside of his professional career, Gregory enjoys activities with his wife and two kids, golfing, skiing, coaching, and traveling. Gregory resides in Montgomery Township, PA.

Sara C. (Sally) Williams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President, Williams HR Solution, LLC

Sara (Sally) Williams is the President, senior principal and primary client contact for the system design and management of consulting services offered by WILLIAMS HR SOLUTIONS, LLC, in areas of Organizational Planning, Wage and Salary Administration, Performance Management, Personnel Policies and Practices, Affirmative Action, and Adherence to Employment Law.

Sally began and furthered her human resources career with L.R. Webber Associates, Inc. of Hollidaysburg, PA, and was one of the original founders of that firm. In 1989 she was named Executive Vice President, and assumed her role as manager of the Human Resource Division and director of all human resource consulting projects. She remained there until 2006, and in early 2007, Sally formed her own consulting practice. She now serves clients in five states.

Sally became accredited with the Human Resource Certification Institute in 1982 as a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and later earned her accreditation as an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional, as well as a member of the Human Resource Association of Blair County (HRMABC). Sally is a frequent presenter at various industry conferences, conventions and educational seminars, and is noted for her ability to take technical human resources issues and make them easy to understand and implement. A combination of professional competence, over 35 years of hands-on experience and outstanding interpersonal and instructional skills have earned her a distinguished reputation in the human resources and consulting fields.