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When: 8/15/2019
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave
Seattle, Washington  98121
United States
Contact: Association Services

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Creating Culture 


Join us in a panel discussion on creating and maintaining culture in the work place. Hear from some of Seattle’s coolest employers about their journey creating a successful culture. These employers have been recognized in the community for creating a great culture within their organization and have helped to create some of Washington’s best places to work. The panelists will share some background on their organization, their mission, the company’s approach to culture and what fringe benefits have been instrumental in the hiring and retention of employees.





Adam Gardner - Site Program Manager, Google Washington

As part of the site leadership team that manages Google’s sites in Washington, Adam’s job is to make sure all Google employees in the Pacific Northwest are happy, healthy, and productive, and that Google positively contributes to the community. Prior to Google, Adam founded and led Google’s supplier diversity initiative. At Google since 2012, he previously managed several procurement processes on the finance team. Adam came to Google from the US Air Force, where he worked on the GPS Program. He played three years of minor league baseball as a left-handed pitcher with the San Francisco Giants, and received a BA from Pomona College (Claremont) and a MPA from the University of Southern California. He lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with his partner Ellen, and their two children, Wyatt (2.5) and Emma (1).




Becky Pratt - HR Manager, Chef

Becky Pratt is an HR Manager at Chef Software, a 10-year old DevOps software company in its growth stage. Becky has spent her career in HR supporting organizations experiencing large-scale change in business operations, product lineups, and culture shifts. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Community Health Center of Snohomish County, a Federally Qualified Health Center providing low- and no-cost primary care to those in greatest need throughout her community.








Keturah Hallmosley - Sr. Director Talent Development and Learning, Seattle Children's Hospital

Keturah Hallmosley has extensive experience in leadership development, succession planning, strategic planning, innovative leadership, and many other fields. She earned her BS in Human Resource Management and MBA in Finance from Kaplan University. Keturah is also currently obtaining a PhD in Organizational Change from Walden University. She has worked for a number of reputable organizations, including Seattle Children’s, Banner Health, PetSmart, US Airways, and M&I Bank. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources, Situational Leadership Facilitator Certified, and Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator Certified, in addition to many other certifications.




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Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.





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