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The following information is from the completed 2021 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 

Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


Workshop A: Stories from Values-Based Organizations

Friday, May 14th, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

The Hennessy Report LIVE! Two CHRO’s Share Strategies for 2021     

Giovani Twigge and Barry Gale 

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.We’re bringing something new to the Convention screen this year – a live edition of The Hennessy Report, a renowned podcast created by Keystone Partners in association with our friends at NEHRA. Over the years, Dave Hennessy has interviewed imaginative HR leaders around New England for their take on the strategic direction of human resources. This Convention Friday he’ll talk with two such influential leadersGiovani Twigge and Barry Gale. You’ll discover their personal journeys, the business models in which they operate, their organization’s values, and most important – what current crises have them thinking about the role of HR for this year and the future. Following the interviews, the audience will mix it up with our speakers, fireside chat style. 

Interview One
Barry Gale  – SVP, CHRO at Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston 

Barry is responsible for the overall leadership, vision, and strategic direction for human resources, facilities management, and administration at the Bank. He also leads its diversity efforts as Director of Minority and Woman Inclusion. Barry is recognized by leadership for his commercial orientation, a customer-centric focus, and exceptional relationship-building skills that deliver organizational results. He serves on the Board with our friends at NEHRA, and we are happy to welcome Barry to Maine, albeit virtually. 

Interview Two 
Giovani Twigge  – SVP, CHRO at IDEXX in Westbrook, Maine 

Gio drives long-term strategy and people-focused initiatives that support the company’s growth as a worldwide leader in providing innovative diagnostics and software solutions for the veterinary industry. During his HR leadership, IDEXX has doubled in size to over 7,400 employees around the globe, and Gio is recognized around our state for his highly collaborative and entrepreneurial style that encourages workforce development and policy in MaineIt’s always a pleasure to welcome Gio to our stage. 

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.