Reentry Employer Forum 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Free Event – Space is limited – Please sign up early!

There are also sponsorship opportunities available.

Michael Bidwell, Cardinals Owner

Arizona Cardinals CEO, Michael Bidwell visits with inmates at the ASPC-Lewis Second Chance Center


8:00 – 9:00am Registration, continental breakfast, networking

Moderator: Justin Benjamin. Project Support Specialist, Arizona Department of Corrections

Welcome Dr. Larry Johnson, Jr. – President, Phoenix College

Introduction Sandra Watson – President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority

Corrections Panel Introductions and Audience Q&A

  • Charles Ryan – Director of the Department of Corrections (ADC)
  • Karen Hellman – Division Director, ADC Inmate Programs and Reentry (IPR)
  • Mark Jones – Administrator, (ADC IPR) Education
  • Brian Radecki – CEO, (ADC IPR) Arizona Correctional Industries

Getting Talent Back to Work Scott Ferrin, Field Services Director for the Society of Human Resources Management

Workforce Panel Introductions and Audience Q&A

  • Michael Trailor – Director, Department of Economic Security (DES)
  • Michael Wisehart – DES Assistant Director, Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services
  • Michelle Cirocco – Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Televerde

Governor Ducey, SCC

Governor Ducey talks with inmates preparing to reenter the workforce at the ASPC-Lewis Second Chance Center

Employer/Employee Panel Introductions and Audience Q&A

  • Carol Ollendick – JV Driver
  • Bobby Pederson – Jackson’s Car Wash
  • Larry Wiersum – Camelback Moving
  • Aaron Cheatham – Hickman’s Family Farms
  • Monica Marquez – American West Pallets

Arizona Cardinals Partnership with Second Chance Centers Michael Bidwell – CEO, Arizona Cardinals

Keynote Governor Douglas Ducey

Closing Remarks Dawn Grove – Corporate Counsel, Karsten Manufacturing

12noon Networking and Meet with Exhibitors/Sponsors

*Agenda subject to change without notice.

For more information, please email Jared Dechantigny or call (602) 400-5955
Reg link If you are interested in being a Sponsor/Exhibitor, sign up here

Presented by:

Arizona State Seal

Arizona Cardinals

AZ Department of Economic Security

Arizona at Work

Arizona Department of Corrections
Arizona Correctional Industires


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Monday, May 6, 2019: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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