Secures Rick Belluzzo as Closing Keynote for's Employers of Excellence Conference 2005

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Event will also host an annual awards program recognizing excellence in human resources., the largest research and Web destination for HR Executives, today announced the securing of Rick Belluzzo as the closing keynote speaker at their annual conference –'s Employers of Excellence Conference 2005 – being held September 25-27 in Phoenix, AZ.

"We are thrilled to have Rick speaking to our audience on the topic: Managing and Developing People – Your Company’s Greatest Resource," says Terri Joosten,'s Vice President of Events and Business Development. "Rick is currently the CEO of Quantum Corporation. He was previously the COO of Microsoft and is credited as the force behind the growth of Microsoft’s .NET, Xbox and MSN efforts."

A 25-year tech industry veteran, Belluzzo's extensive experience allows him to teach what you can't learn in a classroom: hands-on experience with change, reorganization and management.

At this year's event, will also be presenting the following innovation awards:

Best Utilization of Leadership Development Programs Within a Corporation

Best Places to Work and the Most Admired in the United States

Best Use of Technology in the Recruiting and Staffing Industry

Best Reinvention of the HR Function

Best Realignment of Business-to-Strategy

Best Managed Change in Business Direction

Most Effective Utilization of Contingency Workforce

Best Example of an Effective Merger and Acquisition

Best Use of Third Party Partners to Drive Business Change

Best Use of Outsourcing

Overall Best Use of Technology in Automation of Employee Self Service

Best Turnaround Story

Best HR Executive

Best Use of Technology in Development of Learning Strategies

Best Use of Performance Management Systems

Regional Arizona Republic Employers of Excellence Awards:

Company Awards

  • Dimensional Awards
  • Employer of Excellence Arizona Award

Employee Awards

  • Employee of Excellence
  • Management Excellence
  • Local HR Hero

Online submissions can be made at:

In total, the event will include a lineup of nine keynote speakers, over 100 educational workshops covering nine specific HR-related tracks and luncheon roundtable discussions.

About Limited

Established in 1999, Limited is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, we deliver HR Best Practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, and measurements. is funded by the leading venture capital firm Ventures West and private investors.


Terri Joosten

Vice President of Events and Business Development

tjoosten @

1-877-472-6648, ext. 113

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