HR Rising !! – From Ownership to Leadership

Monday 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Session Description

HR has the opportunity to shape, define and implement the people practices that drive a business’s success. The time to move HR from a “support” function to a leadership resource is now. HR can be fully integrated throughout an organization and assume the mantle of leadership while making this a reality. This session will break down the current state of HR and its traditional approach and provide an exciting, relevant alternative that can work in all types of organizations. You will learn how to awaken the leadership attributes that already exist in HR for yourself both personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives

  • Equip those who manage people to be effective, consistent and supportive
  • Eliminate (or reduce) the time and practice of “Report and Control”
  • Leading through all you do intentionally regardless of the level of your HR role

Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP

Steve Browne is the Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa’s, Inc. – a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio with 13 locations and over 1,100 Team Members.

Steve has been an HR professional for 30 years and has worked in the Hospitality, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Professional Services industries in various HR roles.

He is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board of Directors and has been a member of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) representative for the North Central Region of SHRM and Past Ohio State Council Director.  He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum, called the HR Net, which reaches over 12,000+ people globally each week.

Steve is an accomplished speaker who has been featured at local, regional and national Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses.  

He’s very active in Social Media and has a nationally recognized HR blog – Everyday People. ( He also has authored a new book called “HR on Purpose !!” which looks at Human Resources from a fresh, positive and intentional perspective.