New England Executive Resources
New England Executive Resources Council was formed in December
1996 by a small group of human resource executives, executive
resources professionals, and retained search executives who
share a common desire to meet as peers and present ideas,
interests, and opinions. The NEERC is unique in its organization
structure and its goals, and as a result, over the past decade
it has spawned a professional camaraderie equal to none.
Council meets on a quarterly basis for breakfast at the Doubletree
Hotel, Waltham, MA. A founding member usually hosts the event.
The host makes the arrangements and sets the theme for the
meeting. There is always a guest speaker who presents on his/her
expertise. A fun raffle is standard fare.
are encouraged to bring guests to meetings whom they believe
could add perspective or dynamism to the group’s objectives.
addition to the “formal” meetings, the Council
has an annual golf tournament at The International Golf Club.
are no elected leaders of the Council. Direction is provided
through consensus of the founders. Straube Associates has
been designated as the responsible party for the logistics
of the meetings.
natural outgrowth of these peer meetings is open, honest,
and timely communication on social, professional, and business
levels. Members get answers and perspectives they otherwise
might not have had access or exposure to in standard industry
notes from our previous meetings:
14, 2007 NEERC Meeting
30, 2007 NEERC Meeting (PDF)
8, 2007 Golf Outing (PDF)
30, 2007 NEERC Meeting (PDF)
19, 2008 NEERC Meeting
21, 2008 NEERC Meeting
7, 2008 Golf Outing(PDF)
29, 2008 NEERC Meeting (DOC)
18, 2009 NEERC Meeting (DOC)
27, 2009 NEERC Meeting (DOC)
5, 2009 Golf Outing
- November 12, 2009 NEERC Meeting (DOC)
- May 13, 2010 NEERC Meeting (DOC)
- August 18, 2010 Golf Outing (DOC)
- November 17, 2010 NEERC Meeting (DOC)
- May 4, 2011 NEERC Meeting (PDF)
- August 4, 2011 Golf Outing (PDF)
- November 17, 2011 NEERC Meeting (PDF)
- April 18, 2012 NEERC Meeting (PDF)
- August 2012 Golf Outing (PDF)
- October 24, 2012 NEERC Meeting (PDF)
Batsford, Ben Beaver, Doug Cooney, Paul Costello,
Fawcett, Jim Gilreath, Dennis Hatch, Bob Hetzel,
Lane, Al McCarthy, Ed O’Brien, Bob Partridge, Stan
and Elaine Varelas
Council annually presents an Award for Professional Excellence
to a member they regard as having contributed significantly
to the growth and development of the human resource/executive
search/executive resources professions.
Recipient - J. Paul Costello, Founder & President of
the Corporate Staffing Center, Inc.
Recipient - Stanley H. Straube, Founder & President
of Straube Associates/Executive Search
Recipient - Robert Kleven, Founder & President of Kleven
Grays/Executive Search & HR Consulting
Recipient - Irving Sands, Founder & President of Irving
Sands Recruiting Consultants
Recipient - Frank McCarthy, Founder & former CEO of
Xavier Associates, and Founder of Diverse Workplace
Recipient - Joanne Warren, President of Warren Associates
Recipient – James Gilreath, Founder and President,
Gilreath Executive Search
- 2009 Recipient - Elaine Varelas, Founder and Managing Partner, Keystone Partners
| Lisa Zankman & John McMahon
“HR’s View from the Top”
||The "Job Doc" Shares her Economic Prognosis
“State-of-the-Art Technology in Data, Voice &
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Diversity Staffing & Retention Issues in the New Millennium”
Under Web Time”
& Retention in the 2001 Economy”
Development in Trying Times”
Financial Road Map”
Relationship of Fitness with Success”
The Road to a Better Economy”
Outlook for the Defense & Technology Industries in
Future of Executive Resources: Search, Outplacement, Coaching”
Issues Associated with Staffing in the Far East”
Equity & Venture Capital Industry Overview”
Effective Networking Tool or Ploy to Expose Everyone You
Economy / 2006 – Fueling Employment & Business
Game of Business”
Research at Lightspeed”
Meaningful Alternatives to Full Retirement"
Impact on the Massachusetts Economy"
Property" & its role in Corporate & University
Strategic Research Development"
the Downturn into an Upturn”
Strategies for the Year of the Ox"
the Person and/or the Business"
in Shape for the “RECOVERY”
|Michael Noble & Steve Maxwell
||"The Future of Executive Resources:
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||Discussion of new book, Well Connected