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Our Speaker's Bureau

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At Berkshire, we offer more than just products and services. We offer insight into the affirmative action industry, based on real data and delivered by experts in the field. That's why our staff is frequently sought out for speaking engagements and webinars -- we love sharing information, and it's one of the things we do best!

 

Beth Conner

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Beth Conner, HR Consultant, has over 15 years of experience as an HR Generalist, focused the past 7 years in Affirmative Action. Prior to joining Berkshire, Beth worked at The Employers Association, an HR solutions provider in Charlotte, NC.  She was responsible for developing and delivering Affirmative Action Plans, training clients on OFCCP regulations, record keeping and data collection.  She is an at-large board member for the Charlotte Area Industry Liaison Group (ILG) in her second term, Beth has particular influence in the local contractor community and knowledge about regional OFCCP enforcement trends.

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Beth Ronnenburg

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As President of Berkshire, Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP oversees all business interests and operations, including consulting, product development, marketing, and sales to ensure the delivery of high-caliber solutions to clients.

With over 20 years of experience in the human resources field, Beth is a recognized industry compliance expert. She continues to help this nation’s top law firms and Fortune 500 companies navigate through the complex regulatory requirements of OFCCP.


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Cheryl Boyer

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Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is Director of Diversity Services at BerkshireIn her role, Cheryl oversees Berkshire’s expansion into consulting and monitoring of diversity metrics for clients seeking to establish a balanced and diverse workforce. 


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Cheryl is a member of Berkshire’s Executive Team where she lends her 30 years of experience as an HR practitioner to provide guidance on policies, procedures, and operations that serve to improve the client experience.  


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Julie Dominguez

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As an HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, Julie Dominguez, SHRM-CP, specializes in helping federal contractors and subcontractors of all sizes and industries meet their unique affirmative action needs. With an in-depth understanding of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, Julie provides leading support and guidance to her clients—working to keep them up-to-date and compliant.

She is dedicated to keeping her colleagues informed which is why she is frequent contributor to Berkshire’s blog.

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Katie Johnson

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Katie Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP is a Human Resources Consultant at Berkshire Associates Inc. With a comprehensive understanding of the inner-workings of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Katie regularly advises her clients in the area of affirmative action and diversity. Her support and expertise keeps them safe from potential liability while strengthening their organization’s compliance efforts.

Katie has a passion for educating her peers—which is why she regularly develops white papers and articles to share with the industry. Her works, Compensation Data Collection Tool Update, and Affirmative Action Good Faith Efforts—the Importance of Being Proactive, have been shared with hundreds of HR professionals across the country.

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Liz Balconi

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Liz Balconi is a Managing Human Resource Consultant for Berkshire Associates Inc. With over 20 years in the industry, and as an expert in affirmative action and EEO support, Liz has helped hundreds of clients across the nation meet their unique compliance goals.

With in-depth knowledge of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations, Liz helps clients with the design, development, and implementation of affirmative action programs. She also provides clients with leading audit support, outreach, training, and government regulation assistance.

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Lynn Clements

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As Director, Regulatory Affairs for Berkshire Associates Inc., Lynn A. Clements oversees Berkshire’s audit defense practice. Throughout her career, Lynn has provided clients with strategic insight and practical compliance and risk management advice in hundreds of OFCCP compliance reviews.

With over 20 years of experience, including serving in high level policy positions at both the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Lynn is a regular presenter of management and employee training at all levels of organizations and has testified before Congress regarding EEO and pay equity issues. She is currently Secretary for the Baltimore Industry Liaison Group (BILG) and a faculty member of the Institute for Workplace Equality.

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Michele Hester

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Michele Hester is Senior Manager of Client Services at Berkshire Associates. In her position, Michele is responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing training and consulting services related to affirmative action and human resources management.

With more than 20 years in the human resource industry, Michele is an expert in HR practices and procedures. This experience allows her to develop and present training sessions to educate clients on the latest affirmative action, applicant management, compensation, and workforce analysis topics and trends

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Michiko Lynch

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As an HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, Michiko Lynch specializes in helping federal contractors and subcontractors of all sizes and industries meet their unique affirmative action needs. With an in-depth understanding of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, Michiko provides leading support and guidance to her clients—working to keep them up-to-date and compliant.

She has been with Berkshire for nearly 5 years.

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Patti Sauer

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With over 20 years of affirmative action consulting experience, Patti Sauer leads Berkshire’s Tallahassee, FL office as a Managing Consultant.

Prior to joining the Berkshire team, Patti was Acting Director of Affirmative Action Consulting at ERS Group where she spearheaded the production of all affirmative action services. Over the last two decades, Patti has provided her clients with in-depth training and analysis of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.

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Rachel Rubino

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As a Managing Consultant at Berkshire, Rachel Rubino, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, specializes in helping federal contractors and subcontractors of all sizes and industries meet their unique affirmative action needs. With an in-depth understanding of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, Rachel provides leading support and guidance to her clients—working to keep them up-to-date and compliant.

With more than 10 years of experience at Berkshire, Rachel is dedicated to keeping her colleagues informed which is why she regularly develops white papers and articles on the latest trends and updates. She is a frequent contributor to Berkshire’s blog. 

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Sonia Chapin

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With over 20 years of experience, Sonia is an expert in implementing AAPs, OFCCP audit support, and compensation. She is well versed in affirmative action plan preparation, recruitment, workforce development, and curriculum design. She keeps pace with industry updates and is a frequent contributor to Berkshire’s blog.


Sonia has coached hundreds of employees and executives from a multitude of companies through customized and public training on affirmative action, human resource risk management, industry updates, and compensation.

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Thomas Carnahan

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Thomas Carnahan, Ph.D is the Pay Equity Manager and is responsible for managing Berkshire’s pay equity line of business by promoting the ability to conduct meaningful, statistical analyses of clients’ compensation data to ensure fair pay and in support of federal, state, and/or local fair pay laws.

With more than 15 years of experience in research methodology, data analysis, and HR process development, Thomas brings to Berkshire advanced-level data capabilities, and an extensive background that will serve to enhance our pay equity solutions. Thomas holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.

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Tiffany Hughes

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Tiffany Hughes is an Associate Human Resource Consultant with Berkshire Associate. With over 4 years in the industry, Tiffany has a diverse background in helping organizations maintain and reach their organizational goals. In her time with Berkshire, Tiffany has gained in-depth knowledge of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations and aids clients with the design, development, and implementation of their affirmative action programs.

Tiffany is passionate about helping clients get their affirmative action programs running in their organizations and keeping client abreast of new changes and additions to regulations. 

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