Reentry Employer Forum 2019

Coming Soon!
Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Free Event!

First Name*Last Name*
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

State Corrections & Workforce Efforts Fireside Chat

    Charles Ryan – Director of the Department of Corrections (ADC)
    Michael Trailor – Director, Department of Economic Security (DES)
    Moderator: Heath Anderson, Workforce Development Coordinator, Maricopa County Human Services Department

Corrections Panel Introductions and Audience Q&A
Moderator: Heath Anderson

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

Workforce Panel Introductions and Audience Q&A
Moderator: Heath Anderson

  • Michael Wisehart – DES Assistant Director, Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services
  • Keith Watkins – Senior VP Economic/Rural Development, Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Tim Roemer – Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, Governor’s Office
  • 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
Moderator: Justin Benjamin

  • Carol Ollendick, Human Resources, JV Driver Fabricators, Inc.
    Jessica Atayde, Tool Crib Attendant
  • Jay Bouche, Director of Marketing – Trapp Technology
    John Crowley, Account Executive
  • Larry Wiersum, Director of Human Resources – Camelback Moving Inc.
    Justin Sanders, Team Member
  • Aaron Cheatham, Reentry and Transition Manage – Hickman’s Family Farms
    Eddie Aboytes, Palletizer
  • Monica Marquez, Human Resources Manager – American West Pallets
    Antoine Dent, Pallet Sorter

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