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2024 SHRM NYS Conference

    Johnny C. Taylor
    President and CEO of SHRM

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM. Recently named one of the “Most
    Influential People Shaping Public Policy” in our nation’s Capital by the Washingtonian Magazine, Mr.
    Taylor’s career spans more than 20 years as a lawyer and an executive, serving at IAC, Paramount
    Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, among other


    Carol Ann Small

    Carol Ann Small has appeared on Good Morning America and her latest book is “HUMOR US”
    Carol Ann Small, founder and CEO of Laughter with a Lesson, is an internationally recognized motivational humorist, author, and stress and work/life balance expert. She offers her clients a unique perspective on the benefits of finding humor in the workplace and everyday life. Her customized, humorous presentations have entertained and educated corporations, associations, educators and the general public for more than a decade.
    John Bagyi

    Employment Law Attorney at Bond Schoeneck & King. Recognized as one of the 500 Leading US Corporate Employment Lawyers by Lawdragon and one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive Magazine.



    Dick Finnegan

    Dick Finnegan is THE global turnover expert, having cut turnover by 30% and more for healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, distribution centers, call centers, and other industries…and on all six inhabited continents.
    Dick has authored The Power of Stay Interviews which is one of the top-selling SHRM books in history, along with four other books. BusinessWeek magazine has said “Finnegan offers fresh thinking for solving the turnover problem in any economy”. He has been similarly cited by Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, and Consulting Magazine.
    He holds bachelors and graduate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and lives in Orlando, Florida.
    Additional Conference Activities Include:  
    • Musical entertainment provided by Grand Central Station
    • 2 Mini-keynote artists and 6 mini-sessions (in addition to our Keynotes and Concurrents!)
    • Solution Center with over 25 vendors
    • SHRM Business update