VMS Professionals 16th Annual Conference

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May 11-12, 2023

Building the Best: Teams, Tools and Talent

Conference Registration



2023 Agenda

What You Missed at the 2023 VMS Professionals Conference

Thursday, May 11

8:00AM: Registration
Registration and Continental Breakfast in Exhibitor Hall
1:00PM: Breakout Sessions

This interactive session will allow attendees to break into two groups to discuss effective scorecard meeting agendas and program compliance strategies used to maintain program integrity for all stakeholders.

Effective Scorecard Meetings
Program Compliance: Successful strategies for your stakeholders
9:00AM: Keynote – Workforce Trends: What is the data telling us in 2023?

Presented by George Anders, LinkedIn

Watching workforce data helps navigate the uncertainty associated with people who, by definition, are unique and often unpredictable. In this session we will review LinkedIn data related to current trends in supply and demand by labor category, work from home impacts, compensation and other industry information.
3:00PM: Best Practices

In a return to our VMS Professionals roots, this session will offer the attendees an opportunity to discuss specific challenges and successes they are having in their programs with other attendees. This session is for VMS Professional member organizations only and no exhibitors or sponsors will attend.

Return to work strategies
Talent Retention
Program Optimization
Freelance Marketplaces
10:30AM: Teams, Tools and Talent

Successful contingent workforce strategies include knowledgeable program teams, utilization of various industry tools and unique ways to attract and retain talent. Hear from this group of VMS Professional members on how they address each of these important variables.

Teams: Scott Farley, Northern Trust
Tools: Lauren Jerit, US Cellular
Talent: Sherry Kurek, HCSC
4:00PM: DEI Best Practices with United Airlines and Special Olympics Illinois

Captain Jill Mills, Chief Pilot at United Airlines
Daniel Smrokowski, Special Olympics
12:00PM: Networking Lunch

5:15PM-7:00PM: Networking Session
Enjoy plentiful hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and shared program experiences

Friday, May 12

8:00AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00AM: Legal Check-In: Combating the Legal and Legislative Issues Ahead
Tiffany Fordyce and Jena Valdetero, Shareholders at Greenberg Traurig, LLP will discuss important legal and legislative updates affecting labor such as pay transparency, OT compliance and EEOC compliance as well as privacy law related to use of AI technologies. This will be an interactive session with opportunity for Q&A.
11:00AM: Closing Session: If I Ruled the World (Contingent Labor World, That Is)
Many of our members have been in this industry for a long time and learned from experience. Hear from this team of experts some of their lessons learned and what changes they might make if they could build a program from scratch knowing what they know now. If they ruled the world!
Eric Osterhout, Enbridge
Todd Fierro-Randazzo, McDonald’s
Jessica Jurica, CBRE
Jeremy Kruse, CME
12:00PM: Networking Lunch


Convene Chicago – 333 North Green Street


The Hoxton Chicago

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hoxton Chicago. Group Access Code: VMSP



2023 Exhibitors:

Allegis Global SolutionsHireGenics
Guidant Global


2023 Attendees:

Abbott Laboratories
Advocate HealthGallagher
Air CanadaHome Depot
AllstateJones Lang LaSalle
Baird JP Morgan
BCBSAKohler Co.
Breakthru Beverage Group Meta
CBRENorthern Trust
CDWNorthwestern Mutual
CME GroupNOVA Chemicals Corporation
DearbornSC Johnson
DeloitteSecurian Financial
Devon EnergySouthwest Airlines
DISH Network CorporationUnited Airlines
DoverUS Cellular

Featured Conference Speakers

Cynthia Moore

Co-Founder, VMS Professionals

Scott Farley

Senior Vice President, Procurement, Northern Trust

George Anders

Senior Editor at Large, LinkedIn

Jessica Jurica

Vendor Partnership & Contingent Labor Manager, CBRE

Jeremy Kruse

Director of Contingent Labor, CME Group

Katie Norton

Contingent Labor Program Manager, Southwest Airlines

Daniel Smrokowski

Special Olympics

Karen Wilson

Co-Founder, VMS Professionals

Jena M. Valdetero

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sherry Kurek

Manager of External Workforce Services, Health Care Service Corporation

Captain Jill Mills

Chief Pilot, United Airlines

Eric Osterhout

Senior Specialist, Category Management, Contingent Labor, Enbridge

Todd Fierro-Randazzo

External Workforce Business Partner, McDonald's

Lauren Jerit

Sr. Manager External Staffing & Vendor Relations, US Cellular

Tiffany S. Fordyce

Greenberg Traurig, LLP