Speakers Announced for Talent Solutions Summit in March

Attract, recruit, and engage workers.

These are things every business says it needs to do, and the Talent Solutions Summit on March 25 in Roanoke, VA, will give you the tools to put it into action.

The slate of regional and national speakers includes:

  • Virginia Tech Executive Associate Athletic Director John Ballein says recruiting top talent is a lot like finding the best Division I athletes. He’ll share his recruiting secrets.
  • Mirna Valerio, a well-known ultrarunner and writer (aka The Mirnavator), will help you create a workplace that doesn’t use diversity as a buzzword but truly embraces it so that you can attract and engage top employees no matter their background.
  • Professional consultant Marisa Keegan, of Bonfire, will link employee engagement to your bottom line and company growth.

The day-long conference is designed for everyone from CEOs to hiring managers to human resources professionals to anyone in a director or supervisory role.

Every conference participant will leave with a “Playbook” for success, including tools and actional resources for your business or team.

Registration is open for the summit on March 25 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.


This event, which is put on by the Roanoke Regional Partnership, is supported by funding from GO Virginia, a bipartisan, business-led economic development initiative that is changing the way Virginia’s diverse regions collaborate on economic and workforce development activities.