KCIIE Membership Reception

Kansas City IIE Chapter’s 2015 Membership Reception and Social Media Advice for Career Management

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Art Factory
5621 W 135th St #2630
Leawood, KS 66223

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Are you interested in some tips on how to manage your career and leverage social media to do so?                  Have you wondered what your KCIIE chapter has been up to and what they have planned this year?                   Are you intrigued by the lastest trendy art gallery in Kansas City, located in the new PrairieFire district?              Did you let your membership with IIE lapse?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should join the KCIIE chapter and Dan Chojnacki and Ann Mann of Lee Hecht Harrison for an evening of networking, renewed and new social and professional connections, and some career tips!  Please come out at join us at the trendy new Art Factory in PrairieFire!

Event Details
  • We will serve heavy hors d’evours, water, soda, and a cash bar will be available
  • Register by April 17th and receive a complimentary drink ticket when you arrive
  • KCIIE members who bring a non-IIE member will receive a complimentary drink ticket for both themselves and their guest!
  • Door prizes will be available to members and to nonmembers who join IIE that evening
  • One free Membership to IIE
  • 2 – $100 Amazon Gift Cards
  • $50 Quiktrip Gift Cards
  • $25 Panera Gift Cards
Event Schedule

6:00-6:30    Check-in and Networking
6:30-7:30    Welcome and Speaker Presentation
7:30-7:45    Wrap up from sponsor, Chris Benson of AXA Advisors
7:45-8:00    Door Prize Drawings

Event Sponsor

The event is sponsored by Chris Benson of AXA Advisors

About Our Speakers

Dan Chojnacki
Senior Vice President, Area Director

Dan Chojnacki is Senior Vice President for Lee Hecht Harrison’s Midwest Region. Dan brings over 20 years of direct business experience to this consulting and managerial position including 17 years at Hallmark Cards, Inc. where he held positions of increasing responsibility including the National Accounts Manager and Regional Sales Manager (where he managed the largest region nationally in sales and personnel). He also held various training manager positions where he instituted management development programs and then coordinated their implementation on both local and national levels. Dan currently has market leadership responsibility for corporate clients and client-facing teams in Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and Denver.
Throughout his career, Dan in a direct managerial role has been actively involved in one-on-one in-depth career counseling developing human resources into key managerial level positions while building effective, cohesive, productive and positively focused teams.

Ann Mann
Regional Account Manager, Sales Support and Marketing

Ann Mann brings over 20 years of Human Resources, Learning & Development and Retail Sales Management experience to Lee Hecht Harrison in her role as Regional Account Manager, Sales Support and Marketing.
Throughout her 20 year career with Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann had responsibilities in Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Sales Management. Her strong background in service, selling and training enabled her to travel to other Saks locations throughout the country participating in new store openings and training events. Ann also supported Department Managers with coaching, team building, employee retention & engagement and organizational skills to develop their business unit and improve customer satisfaction.
As a Lee Hecht Harrison certified facilitator, Ann is able to deliver the Milestones Material, What’s Next, Moving Forward with Change, and Developing Personal Resilience to all levels of clients and employees. Ann assists in the faciliation of Job Search Work Teams and conducts weekly Linkedin training.
Ann is a member of several Human Resources Organizations and serves on committees and boards including:EPN—Board Member; SHRMJC—Board Member; and SHRM.

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2015 Mentor Day

2015 Mentor Day will take place on Tuesday April 7, and includes Industrial Engineering students from Mizzou and K-State.

Where:  100 Mars Boulevard, Topeka, KS 
WHEN: Tuesday April 7, Meet at Mars at 10 am

***Lunch and networking to follow immediately after at Blind Tiger***

We have spots available for the tour.   Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with IIE members getting 1st priority.  Signing up does not necessarily guarantee your spot. Emails will be sent out to confirm participation and provide additional details.

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTHQRQF

More about 2015 Mentor Day! 

Rather than dividing the students across several different companies in Kansas City, we would like to bring all of the Mentors and Students together to one location, so that we can all benefit from meeting other IIE Members and hearing about their expertise and experiences.

The day will include a factory tour followed by a lunch and networking session.

The tour location is the Mars plant in Topeka, Kansas, which opened in 2014.  Here we will see first-hand the production and packaging of M&Ms and Snickers.  The state of the art 500,000 square foot facility produces close to 10 million candy items each day, and that accounts for only about two-fifths of its capacity! The factory is applying for a LEED gold certification and plans to not send any waste to landfills.

Following the tour, we will have lunch as a group. Mentors will have an opportunity to share their career experiences and advice, and students will have an opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions. 

This is a great opportunity for the students to learn more about the field of Industrial Engineering, and great for Mentors as well.  We are looking for Mentors to participate in the tour and share your work experience and insights with the students.  This is an opportunity for you to give back, stay connected with these two great universities, and possibly some future recruitment!