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7:30  CONFERENCE Registration & Continental Breakfast Open

8:30 PRESIDENT’S Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome to all FPELRA attendees! Our President, Anthony Carrabis, will kick off the Mardi Gras festivities this morning!  Join us for the start of your very own parade of knowledge!


Anthony Huey, President, Reputation Management, LLC, Columbus, Ohio.

The question came out of left field, a question you never expected, and one for which you have no answer. What to do? Unacceptable options are stammering, silence, inappropriate laughter, and just plain verbal panic. What you need to do is think quickly, then take control. This session gives you the techniques and strategies you need to respond to difficult — even angry — questions from anyone. During this highly entertaining and interactive session attendees learn pragmatic methods to take and keep control of any conversation. This is the perfect program for those who must face an inquiring public each day.

10:15 Networking & Exhibitor Break


Karen M. Morinelli, Ogletree Deakins, Tampa, Florida

What has the legislature and State and Federal Agencies been up to this year? If you don’t know, it could cost you plenty of doubloons. You don’t want to miss this session!

11:45 LUNCH on your own

1:00 STICKY Wickets – Back by Popular Demand!

Janet Goldberg McEnery, Stearns Weaver Miller Weisler Alhadeff & Sitterson/, Tampa, Florida

As HR, LR and ER practitioners we encounter sticky wickets every day. Janet will discuss how to unmask the many sticky wickets we encounter almost daily and offer guidance on how to get out of the mess and off to the Mardi Gras.

2:00 Networking & Exhibitor Break

2:15 HEALTHCARE Update

Kurt Gehring, The Gehring Group, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

The king and his royal healthcare court will fill us in on the latest information affecting healthcare. Put down the Mardi Gras beads and get to this session!

3:15 Networking & Exhibitor Break

3:30 TRIBAL Showdown

Jeffrey E. Mandel, Fisher and Phillips, Orlando, Florida


George Hachigian, Chief of Staff at Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, Titusville, FL

They are at it once again. This time, it’s the melee at Mardi Gras. Be a spectator at this epic debate of pertinent and timely topics discussed from both perspectives!

4:30 END of Day One

6:30 Networking Dinner Reception

7:00 President’s Remarks, Dinner & Social Event

Continue to our Tuesday Agenda and Wednesday Agenda.


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