November Legal Update & Luncheon
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Speaker: Chief Kevin Richardson
Topic: Reflect. Refocus. Refresh
Join City of Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson as he shares his story of being in Hawaii in January 2018 when the false ballistic missile alert was issued. This frightening and powerful experience caused him to reflect on what matters in life, refocus on the importance of relationship-driven management, and refresh his commitment to rediscovering his purpose. Chief Richardson will challenge attendees to do the same as he shares the importance of the human side of leadership.
Kevin Richardson is a 28 year veteran of the Fire Service and has worked through the ranks from FF to Fire Chief within the Coppell Fire Department, TX. The CFD has earned the status of ISO Class I and Texas Fire Chiefs Association “Best Practice” Recognition. Chief Richardson has also served as President of both the Denton County and Dallas County Fire Chiefs Association and remains active in local, state and federal levels. His experience represents the majority for Fire Departments in the US
(75-200 personnel) and provides a holistic approach to leadership and that can be applied to any organization. Chief Richardson’s style of “simple but effective” is based on actual experiences and real industry issues. Chief Richardson holds a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership, Graduate of the
NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program EFOP, and has earned the Chief Fire Officer Designation
CFOD from the Center of Public Service Excellence CPSE.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Speaker: Kenneth Reeves
Topic: Dealing with Difficult Employees
Dealing with difficult employees can be frustrating and stressful.
This session will discuss the techniques that help HR professionals in these difficult situations.
Ken Reeves currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Freese & Nichols, an engineering and architecture firm based in Fort Worth, Tx. Prior to joining Freese & Nichols, Ken held the position of Vice President, Human Resources for the Fort Worth Metropolitan YMCA. Prior to joining the YMCA, Ken was in the Six Sigma Black Belt Program at Bell Helicopter and also held the role of Vice President of Human Resources for another Textron company, E-Z-GO in Augusta, Georgia. Prior to E-Z-GO, Ken served as the Director, Senior HR Business Partner for Bell Helicopter supporting Commercial and Government Programs, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal, and Communications. Ken had been with Bell Helicopter/Textron for approximately three years and joined Bell from RadioShack Corporation where he was the Vice President of Employment, Employee Relations, and Diversity. Prior to RadioShack Ken spent 12 years in the energy industry with organizations that included, Dynegy, Inc., Enron, and Reliant Energy where he served in a Corporate HR role. Ken attended Texas A&M University on a football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelors degree in the college of engineering, a Masters in Human Resources Training & Development, and has completed most course work 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 alongside other chief executives, opinion leaders, and TCU parents and alumni.
Artichoke Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Roasted Pineapple Relish
Mixed Grain Pilaf & Seasonal Vegetables
White & Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
Ridglea Country Club
3700 Bernie Anderson Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
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