JetBlue Co-Founder, Ann Rhoades to Speak at HR West® Conference

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The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) welcomes Ann Rhoades, co-founder of JetBlue Airways and former Chief People Officer for Southwest Airlines, to its Annual Conference—HR West® April 22-24, 2013 in Oakland. A dynamic and visionary Human Resources Executive with over 25 years experience, Rhoades is President of People Ink, which helps companies build values-based corporate cultures using the Values Blueprint principles.

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) welcomes Ann Rhoades, co-founder of JetBlue Airways and former Chief People Officer for Southwest Airlines, to its Annual Conference—HR West® April 22-24, 2013 in Oakland. A dynamic and visionary Human Resources Executive with over 25 years experience, Rhoades is President of People Ink, which helps companies build values-based corporate cultures using the Values Blueprint principles. Ann’s book, Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition is based on her years of experience with JetBlue, Southwest, and other companies known for their trailblazing corporate cultures.

As the largest West Coast gathering of the HR community, HR West presents the opportunity for three days of unparalleled learning, exceptional networking and more than 90 educational sessions covering all facets of HR.

Expounding from her best-selling book, Built on Values, Ann Rhoades reveals exactly how leaders can create winning environments that allow their employees and their companies to thrive.

Ann is adamant about standing up for what she believes in, regardless of the consequences. “I’ve always broken the rules for a customer and have learned that great organizations will break rules (with the exception of organizational and safety rules) to get the customer to yes,” says Rhoades. Her candor around the mistakes she’s made and the lessons she’s learned is the driving force behind her desire to inspire organizations.

The practice of HR is complex. Its work is meaningful. Yet, “Great careers and impactful work don’t just happen. They are the result of a purposeful pursuit of excellence,” says Danika Davis, CEO of NCHRA. “Our community is coming together to find solutions to our challenges and to explore the best of our profession.”

Join your peers at HR West, April 22-24, 2013 in Oakland. Visit http://www.hrwest.org for more on the event.

About NCHRA
The Northern California HR Association has been advancing organizations through human resources since 1960. We are dedicated to connecting human resources professionals with practice resources, leading California-specific training, legal and legislative developments, quality service providers, and each other—forming career-long networks and partnerships.

Contact:
Amy S. Powers, Marketing & Communications Manager
Northern California HR Association
(415) 395-1941
http://www.nchra.org

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