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Join us for a colorful and lively evening of Latin fusion food, drink and culture at our 16th 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!

10/2/2018
When: Tuesday October 2, 2018
4:30 until 8:30 PM
Where: Carnivale
702 West Fulton Market
Valet Parking available, $11 per car. (Cash Only)
Chicago, Illinois  60661
United States
Contact: STAR Chicago Headquarters
(312) 442-9079


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

Join us for a colorful and lively evening of Latin fusion food, drink and culture at our 16th 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!

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.

2018 Recipient: Paul Abrahms, Corporate Vice President, Talent Acquisition - Huron

Paul joined Huron in 2011 to rebuild the talent acquisition organization. His team deploys best in class recruiting strategies that have transformed and enhanced the talent acquisition function. Huron’s 40-person talent acquisition team includes; recruiters, sourcers, and coordinators who recruit 650-750 new hires annually. He is responsible for developing a global delivery model that supports campus, experienced, and executive recruiting. Over the past 25 years, Paul has become a subject matter expert in recruitment strategy and delivery. Prior to Huron, he led the recruiting function for CCC Information Services, and previously served in talent acquisition leadership positions at; ADP, Deloitte, Inforte Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, and eLoyalty. He began his recruiting career in retained search.  

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.

2018 Recipient: Crystal Stanfield, Director, Talent Acquisition - SAC Wireless, a Nokia Company

Chicago native and DePaul Alum, Crystal has spent the last 22 years changing the game in Talent Acquisition. Crystal has a broad background in talent acquisition at all job levels that spans from Agency to Corporate; in industries like Technology, CPG, Professional Services, Telecom and Distribution. She has a successful track record building company’s recruitment infrastructure, including process, teams, systems and employment brands from the ground up. She has helped many companies struggling to scale in today’s competitive and always changing talent marketplace. Crystal considers herself a change agent who is passionate about solving corporate challenges with real world talent strategy. Today Crystal leads her newly built Talent Acquisition function at SAC Wireless, a Telecommunications Service company that is growing rapidly to support all the major wireless carriers’ ability to take the world to 5G networks!

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Valet Parking
$11 per car. Individuals pay their own charges. Cash Only accepted. For convenience, an ATM is on lower level of venue.