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WEBINAR - Attracting and Retaining Top Talent by the Seattle CFO Leadership Council

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent hosted by The Seattle CFO Leadership Council **WEBINAR** please see registration link below

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am | This Event is Now a Webinar
United States
Contact: Pamela Franklin
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 ****Out of an abundance of caution for all attendees, we have made the decision to transition this event from a live networking and panel event to a webinar.****

Please use this link for registration


Program Description

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 for Create an Award Winning Culture, where our panel of experts will address these challenges and provide insights into how to successfully recruit, maintain and motivate top talent. Our speakers will share their first-hand experience, their lessons learned, and share practical solutions attendees can utilize within their organizations. We’ll focus on compensation and benefits, professional development, recruiting strategies and how to create a work environment that will maximize the performances of a multi-generational workforce.



Learning Objectives

  • How to recruit, attract and retain top talent
  • How to develop skill-sets and maximize employee performance

  • Invest in the workforce and measure the ROI of employee retention programs

  • Employment trends that CFOs should be aware of


Duncan Porter, VP Corporate Wealth Specialist, Bank of America, Panelist

Duncan Porter is the Workplace Financial Solutions Specialist of Bank of America for the NW, which covers OR, WA, ID, UT, HI & AK. In this capacity, Porter delivers the full suite of workplace financial solutions to bank clients.  In addition, he is the Corporate Employee & Banking program contact for the NW.  His focus is working with the Global Commercial Banking teams.  


Porter joined Bank of America in 2012.  He was one of the three original Merrill Edge Financial Solution Advisors hired for the Portland market.  In April 2014, he was promoted as the first Portland-based Merrill Edge Market Manager.  In October, 2017, he assumed his current position.  


Porter is a member of the Portland LEAD Chapter.  He works closely with multiple lines of business in delivering on the Local Market Organization targets for the Seattle Major Market, the Portland & Salt Lake City Metro Markets, and the Spokane/Boise Suburban Market.  


Cory Reath, Talent Sourcer, Microsoft, Panelist

Cory Reath is a Talent Sourcer who joined Microsoft in January of 2019.  At Microsoft, Cory focuses on sourcing talent for business development, human resources and finance.  Cory focuses on niche and hard to fill positions in all three areas respectively.  Before joining Microsoft, Cory was an executive talent sourcer at Highmark Health - part of the blue cross blue shield network - in Pittsburgh, PA  where he was the sole talent sourcer for the executive recruiting organization.  Cory has additional recruiting experience at FedEx Office as a regional recruiter, The National Student Clearinghouse as a corporate recruiter and started his career with Maxim Healthcare Services.  Cory is a native of Pennsylvania and relocated to Seattle for the opportunity to join Microsoft. Fun fact: Cory’s first time to Seattle was when he interviewed for his current position at Microsoft.


Tamera Pumphrey, Campus Recruiter, BDO

Tamera Pumphrey first joined BDO as an Audit Associate. After four busy seasons in Audit and obtaining her CPA she took advantage of the firm’s internal opportunities and transitioned to the Campus Recruiter role. She lives in Seattle and oversees entry-level recruiting for the BDO offices in Seattle, Spokane, Las Vegas, and San Diego. She is also heavily involved in the Women’s Inclusion initiative at BDO among other local office committees. Outside of work she assistant coaches a high school dance team and recently started teaching a Communications course in the University of Washington Foster School of Business Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Program.


Ann Strasser, Vice President and Branch Manager, Robert Half Management Resources, Panelist & Moderator

Ann Strasser oversees Robert Half Management Resources, which specializes in placing skilled senior-level accounting, finance and business systems professionals on a project or consulting basis. She has supported hiring needs with companies throughout the Puget Sound region for the last eight years, consulting on market and unemployment trends and providing talent to meet strategic and operational needs.


CPE Information

- Instructional method: Group-Internet-Based
- Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5
- Experience Level: none
- 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:



CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.



For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Pamela Franklin, Pacific Northwest Marketing & Events Director at 


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