Winston-Salem, N.C. — One hundred of the region’s business leaders convened Friday at Graylyn International Conference Center to explore a crucial, compelling business question: how do human capital decisions impact a business—not just legally but also in terms of the practical consequences on a company's bottom line? The diverse group, composed of HR managers, business owners and attorneys, approached this important question from a number of perspectives in a dynamic peer-learning format known as SuperVision™. Now in its third season, the SuperVision ™ learning series is the brainchild of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, a regional law firm whose labor & employment law practice has been nationally recognized for excellence.
“We launched SuperVision as an alternative to the tired, worn-out routine of the HR law seminar,” explained Jeffrey D. Patton, member in charge of Spilman’s Winston-Salem office. “Attendees learn so much more in our SuperVision format by engaging with each other, asking questions and sharing ideas.”
Ever-changing federal and state regulatory codes and statutes, as well as advancements in technology like social media, present challenges for all business professionals who manage employees. SuperVision™ is designed to help participants stay abreast of the latest and most important topics related to such matters. The event features several notable guest speakers, representing the region’s leaders in the field of human resources including:
- Angela Cornish, Director of Human Resources for N.C. & Mid-South Markets
– Media General
- Annette Knight, SVP Director of Learning & Performance
– Southern Community Bank and Trust
- Ashley Kohlrus, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
– Allegacy Federal Credit Union
- Lynn Leary, Human Resources Manager
– Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
- Quintin Williams, Corporate Training & Development Manager
– Debbie’s Staffing
Spilman attorneys joined the HR practitioners to provide valuable perspectives and insights on labor law, employment law and regulatory compliance. The day was highlighted by a lunchtime keynote presentation by Ron Wellman, director of athletics at Wake Forest University.
About Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Mechanicsburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va.