2 Rs of the Workplace
Does your company hire, train or fire? Whether it’s you, the boss, an HR department or a staffing agency, this free breakfast and panel discussion on Recruiting and Retention is just for you. Kenneth Reeves, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development at Freese and Nichols, and Darien George, Managing Partner at Mackenzie Eason & Associates, will offer their thoughts and answer your questions on successes and pitfalls in hiring and retaining workers.
Kenneth Reeves, FREESE & NICHOLS
Ken Reeves currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Freese & Nichols, an engineering and architectural firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining Freese & Nichols, Ken has held various leadership positions. He held the position of Vice President of Human Resources for the Fort Worth Metropolitan YMCA, Vice President of Human Resources for E-Z –Go in Augusta, Georgia, Director and Senior HR Business Partner for Bell Helicopter supporting Commercial and Government Programs, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal and Communications. Ken was also in the Six Sigma Black Belt Program while at Bell Helicopter. Ken has held the position of Vice President of Employment, Employee Relations and Diversity for RadioShack and also held Corporate HR roles with organizations such as Dynergy, Inc., Enron and Reliant Energy.
Ken graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Training & Development from Texas A&M University. Additionally, he has completed most of the course work necessary towards his Ph.D. Ken currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Texas Health Resources and has recently been selected to serve on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council at Texas Christian University.
Prior to his corporate career, Ken spent seven years in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns. He retired from the NFL after the 1991 season. Caroline Harrison is a founding Partner of Dowell Pham Harrison LLP. As an attorney Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she represents employers in disputes with former employees, and guides them through the sometimes confusing arena of employment law. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. She also acts as General Counsel for area businesses and non-profit organizations.
Darien George, MACKENZIE EASON & ASSOCIATES
Darien George is the Founder and Managing Partner of MacKenzie Eason & Associates. He focuses on consulting with clients on Organizational Development, Talent Management and Talent Acquisition processes. Darien graduated from the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the Chair of the Board of Adjustment-Residential and sits on the Board of Sports Advisory Council for the City of Fort Worth. He supports the Center for Transforming Lives, The Leg Up Program and is the President of Berkeley Place neighborhood. Darien completed Leadership Fort Worth in 2014-2015.
In 2017, Darien’s work success and community activities earned him recognition from the Fort Worth Business Press as a top 40-under-40 executive. Early in his career, Darien was recruited to join one of the nation’s most prominent retained physician search firms in Dallas, quickly assuming a leadership role in the Western region. After leaving larger firms, he created MacKenzie Eason & Associates in 2003, developing his own unique approach to executive search services. Darien attained the CPC, Certified Personnel Consultant, designation in executive search.
Darien’s search specialties are CEO, CMO, President, Vice President, Executive Director, Director, and Division Director. He is a frequent industry expert media contributor and speaker at Universities. Darien is actively involved in charity work with community nonprofit organizations and previously served 8 years on the board of FWASA and served on the Optimist Club of Fort Worth Board from 2008 to 2014.
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The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation Continues Books That Cook:
Cowboy Cooking with Micallef, Perini and Lambert
FORT WORTH, TX (April 25, 2017) “Cowboy Cooking,” happening at 6 p.m., June 22, is the next installment in its Books That Cook series, the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation announced today. A panel of three local cowboy cookbook author/chef/restaurateurs offer their expertise and thoughts on cooking in wild West Texas. Mike Micallef, Tom Perini and Lou Lambert are multi-faceted talents who enjoy cooking and each other’s company, promising this is a night to remember.
A native of Fort Worth, Mike Micallef is president of Reata Restaurant. With a BBA from Texas Christian University and a certificate from the world-renowned ranch management program, Mike has managed equity investments, advised in finance, banking and entertainment fields, and always enjoys the cowboy life of hunting, fishing, food and family. Mike is the author of Reata: Legendary Texas Cooking.
Tom Perini’s love for ranch life began as a young boy, growing up and working on his family’s ranch. In 1973 he turned that passion into a career and has since become America’s quintessential cowboy gourmet. Perini moved from the back of the chuck wagon into his own restaurant on the family’s working ranch, the Perini Ranch Steakhouse located in Buffalo Gap, Texas (population 463). Tom is the author of Texas Cowboy Cooking.
When it comes to Texas ranching families, Lou Lambert and his family have been ranching out in West Texas for seven generations. He grew up hunting turkey, deer and ducks, and helping out on the family’s big cattle roundups every year. After studying at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Lou apprenticed in some of the nation’s finest restaurants in New York and San Francisco, where he cooked for Wolfgang Puck. Lou has perfected “haute cowboy” cuisine by combining fine dining and ranch cuisine. Lou is the author of Big Ranch, Big City: Recipes from Lambert’s Texas Kitchens. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by June Naylor on Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Worth Southwest Regional Library located at the corner of South Hulen Drive and Library Lane. Naylor, also a cookbook author, will dive into vast experience from Micallef, Perini and Lambert and how each embraces local ingredients, recipes and traditional Texas techniques. Naylor and the Cowboys will discuss their cookbooks in some detail, as well as the process of putting the books together. Each author will have their cookbooks for sale and will be available to sign copies. The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation 500 West 3rd Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 www.fwlibraryfoundation.org Contact: Leslie Oliver, President and CEO email@example.com 817-871-8022 ext. 100
More About Books That Cook Books That Cook is a series of free public lectures featuring local cookbook authors and their journeys to publishing. Each will give tips for testing recipes and tell stories about how they developed their own recipes or tweaked family instructions. The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation promotes awareness of the Fort Worth Library’s many resources, including more than 3,600 cookbooks in the collection available for borrowing.
The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation’s mission is to benefit both the Fort Worth Library and the Fort Worth community by providing resources that support educational programming, buildings, and infrastructure improvements. http://www.fwplf.org/