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Workforce Trends and Human Resource Professional Panel

  • 08:30 AM
  • 970-476-0954

Workforce Trends and Human Resource Professional Panel

Speaking Locally

with Teresa Friel, Michelle Lovins, Aryn Schlichting and Jessica Valand

April 11, 2018

Colorado Mountain College | Edwards Campus

The Vail Valley offers a unique mixture of small town life, rural character, mountain living and big city amenities that create a “just right” quality of life balance that even Goldilocks would appreciate. But our story is no fairy tale. Our communities hold real opportunity for hard-working entrepreneurs, business owners and employees determined to live out the lives of their dreams in the mountains of Colorado.
Join us for a panel discussion with local human resource professionals, business owners and representatives from governmental organizations as they share trends and offer viewpoints regarding employee attraction, retention and benefits, using the Vail Valley Partnership annual workforce study as a guide.
Teresa Friel has worked in Human Resources for more than 15 years, including serving as a Director of Human Resources for a resort in Vail. She has worked with Human Resources Plus (HRP) as an HR Professional since 2014 and has been an integral part of the HRP Recruit and Reward Services, facilitating customized training sessions, conducting on-site HR Audits and executing compensation and workforce analysis projects while providing daily human resource guidance to clients.
Michelle Lovins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Human Resources Manager at The Christie Lodge in Avon, Colorado and Past President of the High Country Human Resources Association (HCHRA), an affiliate of SHRM. Michelle has more than 15 years of human resource experience with the majority of that experience in the hospitality and theme park industries.
Aryn Schlichting is a Senior HR Professional at the Town of Vail with more than 15 years of HR experience, specializing in recruiting. Outside of work, Aryn is the co-founder of Mountain Careers, a hub for professional opportunities in the mountains, and is on the board of the Vail Valley Young Professionals.
Jessica Valand is the Director of Workforce Development for Northwest Colorado. Jessica has been with the state in various leadership roles for nine years and currently works with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Prior to her current role, she oversaw public assistance work programs statewide and was responsible for the design, implementation and administration of Colorado’s only transitional jobs program, ReHire Colorado.
This program is presented in partnership with the Vail Valley Partnership and Colorado Mountain College.

Note: the doors will open at 8 a.m.; the program will begin at 8:30 a.m.