The information below is from the completed 2022 event. Check back in the fall for 2023 updates.

Maine HR Convention: May 9 – 12, 2022


Maine Great Leader Series

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Maine Great Leader Session is FULL

Reimagination at IDEXX 

Why you’ll want to attend. Each year, our Great Leader Series showcases some of the best HR talent in Maine. The last two years have triggered non-stop talk about transitions and change, and that takes the 2022 edition of this series to the doorsteps of IDEXX in Westbrook. After more than a decade as CHRO, Giovani Twigge recently stepped down from that role. During his tenure, IDEXX has doubled in size to over 9,800 employees around the globe. Gio is recognized for his highly collaborative and entrepreneurial style that encourages workforce development and policy in Maine. Gio will be joined by Chanel Lewis, their Senior Manager for Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is quickly becoming a force for change as a people, community, and cultural evangelist. Moderated by Dave Vasconcelos, Ula Polsky, and Bud Bernstein.

What’s it all about?

  • This fireside chat offers an intriguing comparison of what the playing field looked like for someone starting an HR career 40 years ago and someone starting their career now.
  • We’ll focus on how the continuity of an organization’s value structure is impacted by a change in HR leadership.
  • And, we’ll consider how HR keeps its eyes on the business model and strategic direction of an organization while change is happening within that department. 

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit. 

Program Faculty: Chanel Lewis, Dave Vasconcelos, Giovani Twigge, Ula Polsky