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Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


Maine Great Leaders Series

Monday, May 10th, 2021 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Jackson Lab – Bar Harbor, Maine (and beyond)

Why  you’ll want to participate in this session. This year, we feature three iconic Maine organizations, their HR leadership, and the impact they have on neighboring communities. The Jackson Lab (or JAX) is the perfect first entry this year – a year in which COVID-19 dominates headlines and our daily lives. Founded in 1929, JAX is at the crossroads of some of the worlds great medical research. And, it’s more than about their mice and geneticsTheir pioneering work is associated with over two dozen Nobel prizes and directly connected to medical breakthroughs on the gamut of challenges to human health – cancer, neurological disease, blood disorders, AIDS, and Alzheimer’s, among others. We’re pleased to welcome to the virtual stage their CHRO  Emily Schorer, their Senior Director for Total Rewards and Operations  Tom Ellis, and their inspirational and visionary CEO of eight years and past-president of the Human Genome Organization – Dr. Edison Liu. 

What’s it all about?   

  • Discover the rich history at JAX, including rising from the ashes of two historic fires, and how that connects to their mission and organizational values. From their impact statement – “it is our inherent responsibility to improve the lives of our employees in our local communities and round the world and to empower all those in the biomedical community who share our vision of a healthier future.”  
  • Witness their Maine community connections that include broadening STEM educational horizons, workforce development, and technology and communication infrastructure. 
  • Observe the role that human resource leaders play in enhancing the organizational mission and business results for their 2,400+ employees in Maine, Connecticut, California, Europe, and China.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit. 

Program Faculty: Dr. Edison Liu, Emily Schorer, Tom Ellis