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Please join us for our January professional development meeting!

Average leaders focus more on recruiting and less so on how to develop and use talent once they are hired. Good  leaders focus on finding people, at whatever level, who know the things they don’t. Outstanding leaders take the time to understand the capabilities of each individual so that they can connect employees with the right opportunities-thereby building a virtuous cycle of attraction, growth, and opportunity. Debra Hunter Johnson will share insights on how you can take your team from average to outstanding with her presentation: People Management: How to Get the Best Out of Your Team.  

When: Tuesday January 20th, 2015
             Networking starts at 6:00pm, Presentation starts at 6:30pm and should end by 8:00pm.
Cost: Free, and since we are meeting at the Olive Garden, food will be available for purchase!

About the speaker:

Debra Hunter Johnson is Vice-President, CLO & CHRO for Reciprocity Restaurant Group, which owns and operates Church’s Chicken Restaurants in Oklahoma. Debra brings 25-plus years of experience to her role and is responsible for all legal matters as well as leadership development and training for over 250 employees. Debra also owns a training and consulting practice that focuses on leadership development, employee engagement, conflict resolution, inclusion/diversity and legal issues related to workforce management.

Prior to her current role, Debra served in several leadership roles at American Airlines, Inc. including Vice President – Global Human Resources Services where she led a team of over 100 human resources professionals in the U.S., Latin America, Canada and Mexico and Associate General Counsel responsible for the areas of domestic and international employment and benefits law and litigation, environmental, immigration and the company’s compliance program. Debra has also served as a attorney with Chrysler Motors Corporation and with the law firm of Patterson, Phifer & Phillips in Detroit, Michigan.

Debra is a member of the Corporate Counsel Women of Color, American Corporate Counsel Association, National Employment Law Council and the state bars of Texas and Michigan. She is also very involved in the community and serves on the boards of the Dallas Museum of Art, Planned Parenthood of North Texas and is active with The Dallas Assembly. In the past, she has served of the Boards of Trustees of the Jack & Jill of America Foundation and The Hockaday School in Dallas and on the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. She is also a member of The Links, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League of Dallas.

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