HR’s Voice at the Table: Crisis, Community, and Continuity

Monday 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Session Description

What happens when a company puts employees and communities first, before profits, after crisis? Companies who did just that have thrived and reported lower turnover rates, positive social awareness (do I want to work here?), greater organizational trust, and higher morale. Learn how to make the case for your seat at the table when you can tie HR crisis programs and policies to corporate financial strategies and sustainability initiatives.


Valerie Ann Leduc, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Valerie Leduc is currently the VP Operations for Angelo’s, a 96-year old hospitality company located in Providence, RI. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Bryant University’s Management Department. In a prior role, she was the Director of Administration for a multi-unit hospitality company where she was responsible for human resources, training, risk and safety, and IS project management.

She is passionate about putting people first and has served as an HR representative on several non-profit and community boards. Her commitment to crisis planning increased after attending an HR conference, where she was trapped in the hotel during a flood.