GMA SHRM HR Roundtable

Dealing With Downsizing; Insights on Process, Communications, Surviving Loss and Leadership Change.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 
M3 Insurance



Registration and Networking



Fees & Registration

Roundtables are no cost, smaller and less formal meetings for GMA SHRM members only.

Advance registration is required. Number of participants capped at 20.

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Location & Directions

3113 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713-2830

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Facilitated by:
Cory Erickson, Co-owner, President & COO of Career Momentum; formerly of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mary Jo Spiekerman, VP of HR at Hausman Johnson Insurance

Presentation Description

Organizations downsize for many reasons.  Major customers have gone to competitors, donor support has dwindled, strategic steps were missteps, costs have risen to unmanageable levels, the recession economy…  Whatever the reasons, downsizing or “right sizing” is a critical time for the HR function to be involved in managing the process, logistics and communications.  You are invited to share your experiences and insights. 

SHRM members who have assisted their organizations with downsizing will be present for our round table discussion.   
• Cory Erickson of Career Momentum; formerly with Thermo Fisher Scientific
• Mary Jo Spiekerman, VP of Hausman Johnson Insurance

Our Facilitators

Cory Erickson, SPHR, a co-owner of Career Momentum, previously held progressively responsible HR positions with Hormel, Maytag, WE Energies, LakeShore, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.  His last role with Thermo Fisher was Director, Human Resources where he worked for 20 years.  There, he drove succession planning and leadership development for the molecular spectroscopy business unit. A member of SHRM and a previous GMASHRM Board Member, Cory holds a BBA in HR management from UW-Madison.



Mary Jo Spiekerman, SPHR is Vice President of Human Resources at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, Inc.  In this role she consults on human resources topics for clients of the firm and also heads internal human resources activities. She has over 20 years of management and human resources experience in the banking, insurance, healthcare and professional services industries. A member of SHRM, GMASHRM and the Blackhawk Human Resources Association, she is a graduate of Marion University of Fond du Lac with a degree in Business Administration and Human Relations. 


For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.