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    October Meeting - Recruiting Outside the Box

    Date: October 22, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View
    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017

    Registration 11:30 a.m. | Lunch: 12:00pm

    Program Immediately Following Lunch

    Credits Pending Approval
    $20.00 Members | $25.00 Non-members
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    Recruiting Outside the Box


    With the unemployment rate at a record  30-year low, employers are struggling to fill vacancies. We all must continually think outside the box on how to recruit qualified people. Join us to explore creative approaches to recruiting talent for your company.


    Our Speakers:


    Zenith Barrett,  Director of Business and Community Engagement with Goodwill Industries of the Valley



    David Meashy, Founding Leader with Back on the Path


    David Meashey Bio

    David Meashey, one of the founding leaders of Back On The Path, spent most of his career as a technical writer. When his last position with Allstate was eliminated several years ago, he decided to semi-retire and works part-time at Rail Yard Hobby Shop- enabling him to enjoy his fascination and expertise on trains. 




    Bill Lawfield, Board Member, NDSS

    Ashley Helsing, Director of Government Relations, NDSS

    Ashley Helsing Bio

    Ashley Helsing is Director of Government Relations for the National Down Syndrome Society. Originally from the West Coast, she has worked in the political world since 2011, previously working for a political consulting firm where she worked directly with a senior Member of Congress in Leadership to design and implement political development strategies. Ms. Helsing graduated from New York University with a B.A. in International Politics. In her role, she works with Members of Congress and their staff, federal agencies and state and local leaders to help pass legislation that is beneficial to the Down syndrome community.


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