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WITI San Diego Regional Network
Strategically Managing Your Career

Friday, March 23, 2007

Join us as our panel of industry experts explores the timely topic of how to manage your career strategically and effectively in today's evolving marketplace.

Developing a long-term strategic career plan and proactively positioning yourself, the product, is essential to career satisfaction and opportunity. Many business professionals do not plan for or take into account, the political struggles at their current workplace, life cycles of companies, and/ or fluctuations in the economy, and may find themselves seeking employment sooner than planned. Without proactive, strategic career planning, professional marketing, and a winning resume, they may find themselves in a stressful life situation of finding another position without the appropriate planning, tools, and guidance.

Our panel consists of a two executive search firm representatives, a business owner from a firm that specializes in career management services and executive coaching, and a human resource executive with a biotechnology firm. They will discuss the following:

- Marketing the Product:: You
- The importance of professional 'marketing’
- Proactive career planning
- How to effectively search for a new position
- Opportunities in the Technology and Biotechnology Sectors
- Hiring trends in San Diego
- What is a winning resume?
- How to best utilize headhunters and search firms

A lively Q&A discussion with the audience will follow the panel discussion.

About Our Speaker(s)

Bio of Martha Hayworth, MBA, MA, Strategies for Excellence:

Martha Hayworth, founder of Strategies for Excellence, has helped entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals to develop a roadmap for career advancement and satisfaction, improve leadership and communication skills, and achieve professional goals.

Martha has over 15 years of combined experience in the areas of consulting, coaching, and sales/business development. She has consulted, advised, and collaborated with clients of all types from entrepreneurs to professionals and executives. In addition, she has consulted with many companies from small startups to Fortune 500 organizations. Prior to starting Strategies for Excellence, Ms. Hayworth worked in management positions at National Liberty Corporation and IMS Health, a former division of Dun & Bradstreet. Martha's credentials include a Master's in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. She is also certified in the Emotional Intelligence Inventory through the Hay Group.

Martha's commitment to the advancement of professional women is demonstrated through her community involvement in numerous women's organizations. Martha serves on the Board of Directors for WITI – San Diego and the Executive Committee for the February 2006 conference, "Taking the Lead in San Diego" To encourage and support professional advancement of young women, Ms. Hayworth founded the Hayworth Seva Scholarship Program at Guiilford College, Greensboro, NC, in 1993.

To encourage and support professional advancement of young women, Ms. Hayworth founded the Hayworth Seva Scholarship Program at Guilford College in 1993. Recipients are required to work with a mentor and serve their community through volunteer activities.

Bio of Ken C. Schmitt, Judy Thompson & Associates:

Ken C. Schmitt, Senior Director of Judy Thompson & Associates Financial Executive Search, has been placing mid and senior level accounting and financial professionals with Southern California companies for nine years. Ken is dedicated to improving the industry by identifying the right people for each of his clients and prides himself on taking a consultative approach to every search he accepts.

Ken previously served as the Manager of Al Executives Southern California region. As the leader of this start up, boutique executive search firm, Ken built the team, developed a brand in the local market place, and established contacts and relationships on behalf of AI throughout the accounting, finance and audit communities. Prior to AI, Ken conducted regional and national searches with Heidrick & Struggles, a global leader in the retained executive search industry, as a Senior Associate in their San Diego office.

Ken has placed senior financial and general management professionals in positions including President/CEO, board member, CFO, Vice President Finance/Treasury, Director of Internal Audit/Controls, SOX Manager, Finance Manager, Accounting Manager and Controller. His diverse client base has included organizations such as Intuit, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, AMN Healthcare, AmNet Mortgage, Callaway Golf, ViaSat, Capstone Advisors, Cymer, Discovery Bank, Lennar Land and Lennar Urban Development, Metabasis Therapeutics, Swenson Advisors, National Pen, Neurocrine Biosciences, Peregrine Systems, Sempra Energy, Allergan, QLogic, and REMEC. Ken has gained a solid reputation for his unrelenting focus and received national recognition for his accomplishments.

Ken continues to build solid relationships in the financial community since earning a degree in Business Economics from the University of San Diego. Specifically, he was elected as a member of the Alumni Council of USD's School of Business Administration contributing to their Mentorship and Events Committees. Ken is serving his second year as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and is in his third year as the Membership Committee Chair for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Ken sits on the CalCPA State Committee as well as having served as the Chair of the Business & Industry Members group for the San Diego chapter. Ken is an active member of the Corporate Directors Forum, FEI, Corporate Finance Council, ISACA, ACFE and BIOCOM. Ken has served as the keynote speaker for the CFO Roundtable, the IIA and the IMA and has been a guest speaker for several student associations and graduate level classes at USD.

Bio of Toni Wayne, Prometheus Labs

Toni Wayne joined Prometheus Labs in June 2004. Prior to joining them, she was with Baxter Healthcare where she was Vice President of Human Resources for their BioScience division. In this capacity, she provided human resources leadership for the division's global Research and Development, Biopharmaceutical, and Vaccines commercial organizations. Previous responsibilities within Baxter included regional support for the division's North America manufacturing operations and plasma centers. Ms. Wayne also held the position of Vice President, Human Resources for Elan Pharmaceutical's Biopharmaceutical division. Prior to her positions with Baxter and Elan, she held varying positions of management responsibility in human resources, manufacturing, quality and project management with Hybritech Incorporated, then a division of Eli Lilly. Ms. Wayne began her career in research with Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Ms. Wayne has a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

Bio of Kimberly Vaughn, Davenport Major Executive Search:

Kimberly Vaughn joins DavenportMajor Executive Search with over 20 years of experience encompassing Medical Device, Healthcare, Life Sciences and recruiting for the nation's largest healthcare staffing provider with over $1B in revenues, AMN Healthcare.

Prior to joining DavenportMajor, Kimberly built AMN Healthcare's first successful organic business providing healthcare solutions for hospitals nationwide. Prior to AMN Healthcare, she successfully built several medical device companies addressing the prosthetic needs of cancer, radiation, and amputee patients.

Ms. Vaughn's is well respected as a leading edge thinker with a successful track record of building and developing successful sales and marketing organizations. Her experience also includes developing strategic solutions to tactical execution, from field implementation and product launches to optimizing and executing clients go-to-market strategy.

As an active community leader, Kimberly is co-founder of Cafenet, San Diego based executive transition forum. She also supports Athletes in Action International based in Ohio where she is a University of Cincinnati alumnus.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 11:45 on Friday, March 23, 2007 at:

    Fish and Richardson PC offices
    12390 El Camino Real
    San Diego (Carmel Valley), California 92130

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Registration/Lunch/Networking
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Program/Q&A


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

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jennifer Beckey (858-344-3825) ([email protected]).

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