Our  Annual  Human Resources Networking Reception.  (SOLD OUT! 175 + Attendees)

HR's Route to the "C" Suite:  A CEO Panel of Former HR Leaders

with the friends, alumni and students of the Graduate Programs in Human Resources Development

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from  6:00 p.m. until  9:00 p.m.


Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085


The event will begin with networking, refreshments and hors d’oerrves and will be followed by  the panel and more networking and dessert.

Event  Moderator:

Lyn Kremer, Publisher of The Philadelphia Business Journal. Kremer's operational responsibilities include advertising sales, editorial, circulation, production and finance.




Howard Stoeckel is President and CEO of Wawa, Inc. and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wawa, Inc. He joined Wawa, Inc. in 1987 as Vice President of  Human Resources and was promoted to positions, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Officer, and Vice President of Marketing. He also serves as a Director of Riddle Memorial Hospital, a Trustee for Rider University, and a member of the Main Line Health Board of Governors.


Harry Griendling is a founder and Managing Partner of DoubleStar, Inc., a leading provider of talent acquisition and measurement solutions that enable organizations to optimize their talent management initiatives. During his time at DoubleStar, Griendling has led the design, development, and execution of more than 600 high-volume recruitment projects for 250 of the East Coast's fastest-growing organizations.

Kenneth Schwenke is a founder and Managing Partner of Gravitas LLC
-- a company that provides solutions to address the senior-level needs for a variety of companies. Ken has experience as a Marine Corps officer and with world-class companies like PepsiCo, Honeywell, and ARAMARK, serving in HR roles from Director to Senior Vice President. Ken has served as the CEO of two successful start-up companies (Off-Campus Dining Network and Gravitas LLC), and he  serves as a director on both public and private company boards.


Joseph A. Frick is the former President CEO Independence Blue Cross. Currently, he serves on the Boards of the Chamber and its CEO Council for Growth, La Salle University, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Executive Committee of the Committee of Seventy. Nationally, he serves on the Boards of Directors of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and America's Health Insurance Plans, and chairs the Brand Committee of the BCBSA. He is also a member of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.


Panel Facilitators:

Scott Rosen founded
and grew The Rosen Group, Inc., a firm specializing in human resources solutions and the placement of HR professionals. Mr. Rosen spent eight   years as a Corporate Human Resources Executive. Mr. Rosen's previous experience includes General Electric Capital Corporation - Human Resources Management Expert and CIGNA and Prudential Insurance Companies - Operational Efficiency Expert, Turn-Around Expert, Change Agent. Mr. Rosen is the author of Wisdom at the Top, www.rosengroup.com/wisdomatthetop. 

Richard J. Anthony, Sr. is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Solutions Network, Inc., a full service management consulting firm specializing in business advisory services, human resource management and performance improvement. He has over 35 years of experience as a manager and counselor to senior management. He is an accomplished speaker on managing human resources and intellectual capital to accomplish business objectives. His book, Organizations, People & Effective Communication, was published in 2008 by University Readers Press. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO at the Alexander Consulting Group’s United States consulting unit.

 Please register on Villanova Alumni Office web site before the event.
You may register by filling out the fields in the form there or by calling  1-610-519-6360, theGraduate Program in Human Resources Development  (www.gradhrd.villanova.edu)

 Net proceeds from this event benefit a scholarship for HRD graduate students.

Sponsorships and Donations:

The sponsorships primarily support the scholarship but may include tickets. Sponsors should contact the HRD office first to confirm the amount of sponsorship, number of tickets with names of attendees and the link for the VIP Parking pass. Sponsorships start at $100.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact the
HRD Office  or  you can speak with Brenda Grove,
the Director of College Outreach at. 610-519-5234.

Sponsorships may be paid on the Alumni Office web site or you can send check prior to the event, payable to:
Villanova University, c/o Graduate HRD Programs,  St. Mary's Hall
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085



Chester County Society for Human Resources

Job Circle

The Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Assoc.

Philadelphia SHRM




Wachovia - A Wells Fargo Company


Siemens, Inc.

DoubleStar, Inc.

WORKNET Occupational Medicine




Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1690 690