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Kevin Brown, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Kevin Brown is currently CHRO at King Engineering, as well as a faculty member in the Department of Management at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Prior to joining King Engineering in May 2018, Kevin spent 15 years as Vice President of Human Resources for the US Division of SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering consulting firm with 53,000 employees globally. Over the course of his 20+-year career, he has developed a reputation for his expertise in HR in the A/E/C industry, with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions. Kevin holds a master’s degree in Industrial Psychology from Florida International University.

John Nykolaiszyn, MS, SHRM-SCP

John Nykolaiszyn is an accomplished human resources professional living and working in South Florida. He started his recruiting career working for The Maxim Group, a division of Aerotek. Capitalizing on a unique opportunity for growth, he joined a boutique firm in 1999, becoming a partner in 2000. He then made a successful transition into corporate HR in two very challenging industries, healthcare and quick service restaurants.

He’s been a senior recruiter at Mount Sinai Medical Center, one of Miami’s largest private, teaching hospitals and an HR Generalist at a high tech laboratory startup owned by one of the largest private hospital chains in the country, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

As a Senior Recruiter at Burger King Corporation, John was responsible for partnering with multiple departments, notably their IT and Marketing & Corporate Communications supporting their talent acquisition needs. In addition to his corporate recruiting responsibilities at Burger King Corporation, he was a key member for promoting their employment brand in the social space.

John is now an Associate Director at Florida International University where he is responsible for representing the College of Business Administration, the graduates and alumni to employers on a local, national and international level.

Rossana Tabares, MSHRM, SHRM-SCP

Rossana Tabares is a human resources executive with over 20 years of domestic and international experience in the full spectrum of Human Resources disciplines with a strong focus on Talent Strategy, Leadership Development and Organizational Alignment.

As an organizational alignment expert and talent strategist she has held various senior level corporate positions in organizations such as Visa, BUPA, Baxter and consulted for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50, partnering with senior and operational management to develop the internal infrastructural alignment, talent and leadership capabilities required to attain sustainable business results.

Rossana holds a Masters of Human Resource Management from Florida International University. Additionally, she has earned the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resource (GPHR) and SHRM- SCP extended by the Society of Human Resource Management. She also serves as a Board Member for the Greater Miami Society of Human Resources Management (GMSHRM) since 2008.

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