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A Night of Networking & Learning

The 2019 Event

2019 Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception

Keynote Speaker STEVE BROWNE 

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 5:30PM-8:30PM

Location: The Inn at Villanova | 601 County Line Road

Each year, the Villanova Graduate HRD Program invites students, alumni, faculty and our local HR community to join us for a night of networking & learning.  We hope you will join us in April for this event!

Registration is closed.

You will be taken to the Villanova website to register and submit payment.

Keynote Speaker


Vice President of HR at LaRosa's, Inc.

Member of SHRM Board of Directors

Steve Browne is the Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio with 13 locations and over 1,100 Team Members.  Steve has been an HR professional for 30 years and has worked in the Hospitality, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Professional Services industries in various HR roles.  


He is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board of Directors and has been a member of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) representative for the North Central Region of SHRM and Past Ohio State Council Director.  He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum, called the HR Net, which reaches over 12,000+ people globally each week.


Steve is an accomplished speaker who has been featured at local, regional and national Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses. He’s very active in Social Media and has a nationally recognized HR blog – Everyday People. ( He also has authored a new book called “HR on Purpose !!” which looks at Human Resources from a fresh, positive and intentional perspective.


Steve is a proud OU Bobcat, lover of all Rock music, and self-confessed HR radical!

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All attendees will take home a free copy of Steve's book, HR on Purpose!!

thanks to our ANR Partner, GVFHRA!

2019 Registration

All ticket prices include open beer & wine bar, hors d’oeuvres, & dessert during networking time of the event.

$25 | Student Ticket

$25 | Villanova Faculty or Staff Ticket

$40 | EARLY BIRD General Admission Ticket (until March 1st)

$50 | General Admission Ticket

$70 | General Admission Tickets for Two (two tickets included)

SHRM & HRCI Recertification Credits

1.5 recertification credits have been approved by both SHRM & HRCI for attending this event.

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Event Schedule

5:30pm | Doors Open! Registration, Networking, Open Beer & Wine Bar with Hors D'oeuvres

6:45pm | Welcome by our Student Hosts: Conor Kennedy & Courtney Yoke

7:00pm | Keynote Presentation: Steve Browne

7:45pm | Q&A with Steve Browne

8:15pm | Announcement of the 2019 HR Case Competition Winners

8:30pm | Closing Remarks

2019 Sponsors


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