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Employers Network's 59th Annual Meeting

  • Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center at University of South Carolina Upstate Hodge Drive Spartanburg, SC, 29303 United States (map)

59th Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Employers Network Annual Meeting breakfast on Wednesday, May 15, in the Ballroom of the Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

The meeting will begin promptly at 7:29 a.m., and will adjourn by 9 a.m. (Breakfast buffet will be available at 7 a.m.)

Advance paid reservations are required. Cost is $35 per person.

To make a reservation, call the Employers Network (585-1007), or click here for a reservation form.

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Please join this list of outstanding organizations that are event sponsors:


Michelin North America - Spartanburg
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Swaim Brown, PA


Ford Harrison LLP
Inman Mills
McAbee, Schwartz, Halliday & Co.
Synthomer USA, LLC
William Barnet & Son, LLC


Auriga Polymers
Bommer Industries, Inc.
Carolina Alliance Bank
Duke Energy SC
Milliken & Company
Solvay USA Inc.
The Timken Company
Tindall Corporation
Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.
Wabtec Passenger Transit
Walker, Higgins Wealth Management, LLC
Williams Mullen
Young Office

Guest Speaker

Jason Collett

President, Adaptivity Development, LLC
Fort Mill, SC

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Jason is a highly-respected international keynote speaker who delivers messages on leadership, change management, multi-generational change management, and business development.

Jason is a business executive with over 28 years of international experience. He has balanced diverse roles as an entrepreneur, professional speaker, board member, as well as global Fortune 500 human resources leader.

Currently, Jason is the President of Adaptivity Development, LLC, a boutique business strategy consultancy that is focused on executive development, building strategic HR, cultural transformation, and growing small businesses.

Jason is the former senior human resources director of talent management for Domtar, and former CEO of ARCpoint Labs. Jason has held senior human resources positions with Bank of America, Honeywell, and Schneider National.

Jason’s interests include personal accomplishments and adventures in high altitude ice climbing, mountaineering, competitive sailing, and board sports around the world.

Collett serves on the York County Economic Development Committee Board and the York County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board.

Jason is a fresh voice who cuts through layers of assumptions and old-school paradigms. His energy and enthusiasm are focused on helping individuals and businesses succeed. Jason’s experience, accomplishments, and successes are tailored into a meaningful and pragmatic message that audience members enjoy, understand, and apply.


“The Heart of Leadership – The Path to Exhilarating a Team”

Jason will address and share examples of reframing the essence of leadership, so that strategic solutions can be nurtured and grown in others. The presentation will cover:

  • Identifying the “why” and passion to be a leader

  • Learning to connect and lead individuals from where they are

  • How to inspire and connect a team to bond together and drive toward a meaningful goal

Special Workshop

Building Strategic HR - Leveraging HR Skills to Drive ROI

Immediately following the annual meeting, Jason Collett will deliver a workshop designed specifically for senior level human resources professionals.

This program is pre-approved for four (4) Human Resources Certification Institute PHR/SPHR Business Credits (formerly Strategic Credits).

It is also pre-approved for and four (4.0) Society for Human Resources Management CP/SCP recertification credits.

Cost for the workshop is $199, and advance reservations are required.

Click here for details about the workshop.