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Best Places to Work

  • March 11, 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • UMKC, 218 Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry, Kansas City, MO 64110


  • Member registration with option to add non-member guests
  • Multiple member registrations.
  • Full-time students in HR program at a local college or university

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Best Places to Work

Join us for a panel featuring HR leaders from Kansas City's best places to work at our next event on culture, recruiting, benefits and more! Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with the panel discussion from 8-9 a.m. Parking information is at the end of this notice. 


Panel Members:

  • Robin Bub, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Burns & McDonnell
  • Blake Harris, Talent Branding Specialist & Happy Crew President, Zoom
  • Johnna Meyer, Chief People Officer, Fishtech

Robin Bub is the Compensation and Benefits Manager at Burns & McDonnell and believes a company should take care in providing for its greatest asset, their employees. Burns & McDonnell has been honored as a Best Place to Work in Kansas City for the past 14 years in a row and was recently named the Healthiest Employer in Kansas City, extra-large category. We were also once again named to Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list at No. 65. At Burns & McDonnell, we give our clients industry-leading solutions to help them succeed and it makes sense to adopt the same approach for our employee owners.

Blake Harris is a full-time Talent Branding Specialist for Zoom, and serves as the President of the Happy Crew in a volunteer capacity on top of that. As the President of the Happy Crew, his responsibilities include overseeing the 15 person Committee who run the Happy Crew and all of our 170 volunteer Happy Crew members globally. He focuses on broad scope calendar planning, annual budgets, event & expense approvals, and serves as the main point of contact to the executive team here at Zoom for the Happy Crew, and so much more!

Johnna Meyer is the Chief People Officer at Fishtech Group. A experienced Human Resources veteran of almost three decades, Johnna led HR teams for 12 of those years. Well-versed in winning culture, she has worked for some of the best companies in Kansas City. She enjoys implementing programs that support the organization’s mission, vision, and values and allows all employees the opportunity to be part of the success. Fishtech Group was honored as the Coolest Office Space in Kansas City in 2017 and in the Top 3 of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City in 2019.

Moderator:  Jessica Palm,
Vice President and Lead Executive at TeamKC: Life+Talent

As Managing Director of TeamKC: Life+Talent at the Kansas City Area Development Council, Jessica Palm drives communication strategies to attract corporate investment, jobs and talented people. She oversees an exclusive leadership group of global HR and recruiting executives and a network of more than 750 recruiters in the KC community, and acts as publisher of KC Options magazine. Jessica was most recently accepted into the KC Chamber's prestigious Centurions Leadership Program class of 2018. Jessica was honored in 2017 with the Athena Young Professional Leadership Award presented by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Athena International.  Jessica has also been recognized as a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal, and was named one of the Most Influential Women in Business by KC Magazine.

Thank you to our sponsor of this meeting:

                                    • There is a 24 hour cancellation policy •

Parking: Guests can park in Lot 12 which is located directly behind Bloch Executive Hall and accessible from Oak Street. The entrance for Lot 12 is adjacent to the Law School and across the street from a church. They will first drive through Lot 14 (where they can also park) and then up a small hill to Lot 12.

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