Join HR and Talent professionals from across SE Wisconsin to explore best-practices for developing talent in your organization. 

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Time: 8:15 – 10:30 AM
Cost: $25                         *Free for ATD members with promo code
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Every FOCUS Summit includes:

  • A presentation from industry experts
  • Roundtable guided discussions
  • Coffee and light breakfast

2018 Summit Calendar

July 13 (Fri) - Talent Elevated: Getting a Seat at the Table
Janine Pulvermacher & Dana Ernst, GMR Marketing
GMR Marketing - 7956, 5000 Towne Dr, New Berlin, WI


Janine successfully leads the Talent Development and Talent Operations functions at GMR Marketing within the Human Resources Department. Janine is an innovative, strategic thought leader with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. 

Janine’s passion and robust background in Training and Development made her the perfect woman to take on the strategy, build, and execution of an entire training department and learning management platform at GMR Marketing. Under her leadership, Janine and her elite team have not only revolutionized how the organization approaches career development but has also made an enormous impact on HR Information Systems and data integrity.  


Dana leads the strategic direction and vision for both the Talent Management and Talent Acquisition teams. She partners with business leaders to align critical HR principles with business objectives. Her primary goal is to build a workforce that creates a competitive advantage through recruiting, developing and retaining top talent. Dana manages a team of 14 HR professionals and strongly believes in the growth and development of her team. Prior to joining GMR Marketing, Dana worked at Baird for 11 years in the HR department learning and impacting the Talent Management and Talent Acquisition specialties. 

September 14 (Fri) - TBD

November 9 (Fri) - TBD

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