SHRM-Atlanta Chapter meetings are offered five times a year. Chapter Meetings are typically evening meetings with dedicated time for a networking reception, followed by dinner and featuring a keynote speaker. Typical attendance is 150 to 250. Locations vary so check the Calendar of Events for directions. Typically CEUs are pre-approved for Chapter Meeting presentations. Member discounts are offered so be sure to log into your member profile to register at the discounted fee. Members and guests are always welcome!
December 4, 2013 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | Register
Speaker: Joel Manby, President & CEO, Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFE)
Joel Manby is President and Chief Executive Officer of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFE). HFE is the largest family owned theme park corporation in the U.S. The Company creates, develops and operates entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties spanning 26 locations in ten states.
An expert on leadership and customer relations, he spent 20 years in the auto industry. Joel was a member of the start-up team for Saturn Corporation where he was instrumental in launching Saturn’s innovative marketing and distribution strategy. After seven years with Saturn and a two-year term with GM’s International Division, he was promoted to CEO of Saab Automobile USA. During his four-year tenure at Saab, he led the company to dramatic results as sales increased by 67 percent and their J.D. Power Quality Rating improved from 30th to fifth in the industry.
As valedictorian of Albion College, Joel was a Rhodes scholarship finalist. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School on a GM scholarship. His involvement with his alma mater has continued throughout his career. Joel was elected to the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991 and has served on the Albion College Board of Trustees. Celebrating his accomplishments and his dedication to the college, Albion presented Joel with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
In March 2010, he was featured on the hit CBS show Undercover Boss. Manby and the employees of HFE moved millions of viewers across the world with their unique approach to leadership. He now shares the principles that make HFE successful in his new book, Love Works.
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Learn more about the sessions and speakers offered at previous Chapter Meetings:
2013: February | June | August | October
2012: February | April | August | October | December
2011: February | April | June | August | December
2010: February | April | June | August | December