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The Orange County CFO Leadership Council Presents: Creating an Award-Winning Corporate Culture
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Creating an Award-Winning Corporate Culture

 Export to Your Calendar 4/22/2020
When: April 22, 2020
7:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: Hughes Marino
2 Park Plaza, Ste. 750
Irvine, California  92614
United States
Contact: Debbie Dunn & Stacy Hall

Online registration is available until: 4/21/2020
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Today’s economic climate provides employees with many career options which makes attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent increasingly challenging. Businesses are finding it difficult to find and keep employees and keep them engaged and productive, especially top performers who have been approached with competitive opportunities.

Join us and let award-winner Shay Hughes give you ideas on creating a corporate culture that addresses the differences in values and expectations of each generation, and how CFOs can help to create a culture that makes everyone feel not only comfortable, but proud.



Create a culture that can successfully recruit, maintain and motivate top talent through unique and distinctive corporate cultures.

  • Employment trends that CFOs should be aware of.
  • Bridge the gap of the "culture."
  • Harness the talent of each generation.
  • Develop incentive plans that reflect where employees are in their lives.
  • Leverage and foster the company's workforce’s expertise, no matter what generation.
  • Understand the characteristics of each generation’s life path.
  • Invest in the workforce and measure the ROI of employee retention programs.


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All CFO Leadership Council workshops are FREE for members. Non-member senior financial executives are welcome to attend this program for $65.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CFOLC EVENTS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES ONLY.  (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.)  Service providers, business development and sales executives are restricted from attending. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.



Instructional method: Group-Live

Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 Credits in Personnel/Human Resources

Experience Level: Basic

Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors,150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:



For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Dunn, SoCal Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at, or Stacy Hall, Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at



If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Debbie Dunn at email above. Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the program.




Shay Hughes is president, COO and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate firm specializing in tenant representation. Shay oversees all aspects of business operations, including brokerage and project management services, internal operations, human resources, marketing communications and expansion strategy.

A true visionary, she has been instrumental in shaping Hughes Marino’s culture, spearheading the development of the company’s Core Values and building a world-class team of professionals who are not only at the top of their game in business, but also treat one another like family. Shay’s creativity and family-style approach to business management have been integral in shaping Hughes Marino’s corporate culture, leading the company’s expansion and growing the firm from its first office into the nationally recognized industry leader that it is today. Hughes Marino has been named by Fortune as one of the top ten best places to work in the nation and Entrepreneur as the number two best company culture.

More important than dollars and cents, however, is the culture that Shay has worked so hard to develop based on Hughes Marino’s ten Core Values. She has cultivated a team of people who truly love what they do, and who are committed to always doing the right thing, which means protecting the interests of the thousands of businesses and organizations that Hughes Marino is proud to count as clients. “Our company has taken an antiquated industry and done a complete cultural revitalization, and we are excited to be breaking the mold of traditional real estate firms in all aspects.” From the company retreats where employees and family members spend time with best-selling authors and speakers, to the family style living room, kitchen, and game room that the team enjoys every day in each office, Shay’s enthusiasm for business is matched only by her flawless eye for design.

In addition to her role as President & COO, Shay personally designed all of Hughes Marino’s offices, working closely with the project teams to execute her vision for cozy, inviting workspaces with all the comforts of home. The offices have been featured in numerous design publications, and have been named "Coolest Office” among other awards. A California native, Shay received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University, where she graduated alongside her husband, Jason. In her free time, Shay enjoys traveling with her family, design and creative endeavors, and writing about business management and culture for several publications, including her blog, Lead from Within. Shay’s greatest achievement has been raising her three remarkable children.

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