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Join us for a colorful and lively evening of Latin fusion food, drink and culture at our 15th Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration of Success within the talent acquisition industry. You'll have plenty of time to celebrate and network with an extended cocktail hour. Meet fellow professionals in talent acquisition while you enjoy salsa music, delicious appetizers and drinks!

9/28/2017
When: 9/28/2017
4:30 until 8:30 PM
Where: Carnivale
702 West Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois  60661
United States
Contact: STAR Chicago Headquarters
(312) 442-9079


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 15th Annual Awards Dinner & Cocktail Reception 

Member: $75  Non-Members: $95  |  Table Purchase $750 (Seats up to 10)

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We are honored to announce this year's recipients for the annual STAR Awards, as they exemplify innovative thought leadership in the Chicagoland TA industry!
Join us for a colorful and lively evening of Latin fusion food, drink and culture at our 15th Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration of Success within the talent acquisition industry. You'll have plenty of time to celebrate and network with an extended cocktail hour. Meet fellow professionals in talent acquisition while you enjoy salsa music, delicious appetizers and drinks!
 
Award Recipient Selection Criteria
 
Talent Acquisition Executive of the Year works in Talent Acquisition or the Talent Acquisition industry (typically as a VP+) in the Chicagoland-area. Nominees may come from Talent Acquisition Service-Providers. Currently leads a large national or global function and has direct oversight for Talent Acquisition initiatives that have material/quantified impact on the business of his/her company. He/she will also have created, applied or advanced ideas and actions that benefit the overall Talent Acquisition community.
 
Talent Acquisition Specialist of the Year works in Talent Acquisition or the Talent Acquisition industry in the Chicagoland-area. Nominees may come from Talent Acquisition Service-Providers. Leads overall Talent Acquisition for a mid-sized or small company. Will have used his//her resourcefulness and scrappiness to achieve stellar results that are best-in-class without the benefit of a big brand or significant recruiting investment.
 
Beacon Award currently works in a Talent Acquisition function as an individual contributor. “Lights the way” for others in his/her function or the overall Talent Acquisition community. Initiates new or creative strategies to solve Talent Acquisition challenges. Will have impacted, at least incrementally, the business he/she serves.


Award Sponsor

 Talent Acquisition Executive    Talent Acquisition Specialist    Beacon Award 
     

Mike Demirjian
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Tara Nofziger
Senior Director of
Global Talent Acquisition
Baxter International

Aaron Schwartz
Talent Acquisition Leader
KraftHeinz


Mike Demirjian - Takeda Pharmaceuticals
As Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Mike Demirjian provides strategic direction for recruitment at Takeda. Mike has proven success in implementing successful talent acquisition strategies, and in creating and leading teams of professionals to meet revenue and organizational objectives by developing strong candidate pipelines. Throughout his career – including experience in sourcing, media strategy, process design, vendor management, contract negotiations and operational metrics – Mike has built and fostered strong professional relationships.  He has a solid track record of improved financial performance, increased productivity, and enhanced internal controlsWith an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Mike is an operational strategist with more than 20 years of experience leading organizations through complex staffing challenges. A leader with an unwavering focus on operational effectiveness who is highly results driven, Mike has a passion for excellence, delivering on commitments and ensuring that innovative solutions are driving Takeda’s attraction strategy.

Tara Nofziger - Baxter International
Tara Nofziger is Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Baxter International Inc. where she is responsible global talent acquisition and contingent labor.  She joined Baxter in 1999, and has a broad background in talent management, talent acquisition and organizational change. Most recently she is focused on establishing a global Total Talent Acquisition function and transforming how Baxter recruits talent globally. In addition to her time at Baxter, Tara has worked in Talent Management and Organization Development roles at Rockwell Automation, Motorola and Republic Bancorp, Inc. Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Loyola University - Chicago. 

Aaron Schwartz - KraftHeinz
Talent Acquisition leader with broad experience in recruiting and Talent Acquisition Operations. Over 15 years of progressive experience in both corporate, agency and start up environments. Proven success in building winning teams and exceeding business objectives while providing high levels of communication and consultation. I am a hands on tactical leader with proven success in sourcing and recruiting for a wide range of exempt, non exempt and executive level roles including: Sales, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Academics, Instructional Design, Marketing, Healthcare, Gaming, Software Development, Hospitality, Supply Chain, Procurement & Legal.

 

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