2010 February Chapter Meeting
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Social Media – The Power and the Risks
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Cobb Galleria Centre

Social media is a powerful tool that is difficult for businesses to ignore because of its low cost and broad reach. While social media is frequently viewed as a marketing resource, it has a growing impact on H.R.   In this presentation, learn about the latest trends in social media, how it can lead to legal problems, and how to mitigate the risks involved. 

-Kat Cole, VP Training and Development, Hooters of America
-Clay Mingus, General Counsel, Hooters of America

-Stan Wilson, Managing Partner, Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp and Wilson

Kat Cole is Vice President of Training and Development for Hooters of America, Inc., the international and privately held corporation, which operates and franchises restaurants, manages the Hooters Brand Entities and generates approximately $1 Billion in annual revenue. She reports directly to the CEO as a member of the Executive Team and has directed projects, departments and change management initiatives contributing to growth of brand extensions and restaurant units to the current 460+ in 26 countries.  

Clay C. Mingus is General Counsel to Hooters of America, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  In that role, Clay deals daily with a host of legal issues, from franchising, to employment-related issues, to commercial leases, to business and alcohol permitting.  As head of the Company’s Legal Department, Clay is responsible for overseeing the active litigation and for developing policy to assist in avoiding future litigation.  Clay also assists the Board of Directors and addresses issues of corporate governance.  

Stan Wilson focuses on defending employers in employment-related litigation and representing employers in traditional labor matters including unfair labor practice proceedings, representation cases, arbitrations and collective bargaining. He also focuses on proactively counseling employers regarding day-to-day employment decisions in order to avoid litigation. He works with a variety of employers nationwide, including chemicals and mining operations, major restaurant chains and manufacturing  and retail operations.

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