2019 Greater Racine County Talent Summit

DATE: June 6, 2019

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

COST: $75 Individual | $60 Multiple

LOCATION: Delta Hotel by Marriott Racine

For over 35 years, RCEDC has worked with local communities to facilitate growth and development in Racine County. Attracting and retaining talent is key to the success of our business community. We’d like to introduce the first Greater Racine County Talent Summit. This event focuses on the landscape of talent in Racine County, and will feature experts in retention and recruiting, as well as provide an unparalleled networking opportunity for professionals across Racine County.

Racine County Economic Development Corp. and Racine County invites you to join the conversation with incredible keynote speakers, multiple breakout panel sessions covering a variety of topics, and presentations that will evolve your personal and professional network. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided.


  • Employee Retention / Recruitment
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Establishing A Strong Company Culture
  • Small Business Talent Attraction
  • Unique Talent Resources and Supply
  • Retaining Talent Through Intentional Leadership
  • Establishing A Training Program
  • Innovative Talent Recruitment Strategies
  • Mission Wisconsin: Tapping Into Military Talent


Chris Czarnik Greater Racine County Talent Summit

Chris Czarnik

Chris is a national career search expert with 15 years of HR, training and motivational speaking
experience. He created and refined the innovative approach to job search, known as “The Human
Search Engine ® ” by working with thousands of job-seekers.

Chris is a leading adjunct career search instructor for the 5th largest research university in the nation, as well as many colleges and universities across the country. Chris’ process was introduced to the 113th Congress as a national job search model. In Sept of 2016 the US Congress adopted this process as their outplacement tool for outgoing members and their staff. Also in 2016 Chris was named a Subject Matter Expert on career choice and career change for Pearson Publishing.

Chris delivers dynamic presentations about career search, soft skills and talent attraction to thousands of people every year. His third book, “Winning the War for Talent: How to Recruit, Retain and Develop Great Employees” was released in June of 2018. It now serves as a hiring and retention model for more than 2,500 organizations across the country.


Katie Felten Greater Racine County Talent Summit

Katie Felten

Katie is a Co-Founder of Strategy House, a Milwaukee-based marketing agency
that specializes in helping manufacturers achieve their growth goals through sales and
talent strategies. Katie has been teaching companies how to strategically leverage social
media and digital content for 12 years. She now applies her expertise to help leaders in
manufacturing sell more effectively and attract and retain talent with targeted marketing

Attracting & retaining talent, particularly millennial talent is a challenge that’s only
growing for manufacturers in Wisconsin. Let’s stop talking about the problem and start
making it happen. This session will show you what content you need to create to stand
out in a competitive labor market, and what steps you need to take to attract and retain
millennial talent. You’ll leave with an action plan and templates of the five most important
pieces of content to create a strong talent attraction and retention strategy.

Aleta Norris Greater Racine County Talent Summit

Aleta Norris

Aleta Norris is an expert leadership coach and trainer with 30 years of experience developing leaders.
She is also a highly sought-after speaker for annual meetings, keynote engagements, panel discussions and networking groups.

In 2002, Nancy and Aleta co-founded Living As A Leader® to support the effectiveness of leaders at all
levels of an organization. Today, Aleta oversees Living As A Leader’s sales and marketing activities,
leveraging the company’s local and regional brand identity to drive national and global expansion.

Mikey McPhail

Director of Business Intelligence with ManpowerGroup

Kristin Latus

Racine County Deputy Director

Jonathan Delagrave

Racine County Executive

Bridgette Palm

Co-Founder of Strategy House


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