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Positive Power - Balancing Flawless Execution with the "Fun Factor"

Thursday, October 27, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cynthia Burkhardt currently leads the recruiting team for Philips North America. With an employee population of 30,000 regionally Cynthia consistently understands how to balance execution with a persistent drive to have fun at work. By focusing on one’s personal positive power, Cynthia will lead the panelists in a discussion on how they balance business with fun and the group will share positive tips and tricks in making moves across departmental levels within a multi-cultural and global technology organization.

About Our Speaker(s)

Cynthia Burkhardt, Vice President of Recruiting at Philips

Recruiting executive with expertise in both agency and corporate recruiting. Successfully driven recruiting efficiencies in multiple organizations to improve performance in time to fill, cost per hire, customer satisfaction and quality. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Past Experience:
Director of Recruiting/Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson
Manager of Recruiting at Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Vice President, North America Full Time Staffing at Adecco

Maridan Harris. VP IT at Philips

Results driven Senior IT Executive with proven track record in delivering complex business initiatives, operational excellence, and high performance organizations. Key driver in creating solutions for business-focused initiatives in diverse corporations. Create and manage high performance organizations through engagement and leadership.

Past Experience:
VP IT Global Applications Shared Services at Philips Medical Systems
Director of IT at HP
Senior Consultant - IT eBusiness Sales & Customer Operations at MW2 Consulting
Director IT Solutions at Philips Electronics

Lee Ann Rogus, Vice President of Quality Regulatory and Sustainability at Philips

LeeAnn has over 25 years of experience working in the medical device industry and is currently Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Compliance for Philips Healthcare. Throughout her career, LeeAnn worked for companies with products spanning ophthalmic, sterilization, diagnostic, monitoring, and life support/saving devices. LeeAnn has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctor.

Karen Pettoruto, North America Area Manager, Learning Services, PPS at Philips

With a deep and rich corporate experience spanning sales, marketing, and customer service functions, as well as 20 years of experience in Learning & Development, Karen has established an excellent reputation as a results-driven professional and trusted advisor. As a champion for people’s growth, she has designed, developed and deployed training strategies which support individual and business goals and has a proven track record for building high performance teams.

Past Experience:
Director, GSS NA Sales Training for Philips Healthcare
Corporate Accounts Productivity Specialist for Medical Products Group, Hewlett Packard
Sales & Marketing Consultant for Professional Development Group
Director, Client Services for INC. Magazine

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at:

    3000 Minuteman Road
    Andover, Massachusetts 01810

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM – Networking Reception
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM – Panel Discussion
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM – Wrap Up and Networking

Light refreshments will be served.


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs about 117,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Deborah Stark ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.