Program & Details

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Day One - Tuesday, August 10th

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Brandon Baswell -Building Services Manager, Michigan State University & President of Simon Institute.

Case Study: Implementing Change during a Pandemic – Texas Tech University
James Peel – Associate Director of Building Services, Texas Tech University

Case Study: Higher Pay for Pandemic Trained Custodians
Ken McAlpin – Director of Custodial Services, Mt SAC

Day Two - Wednesday, August 11th

Overcoming Recruiting Challenges
Daniela Bianco, VP Human Resources, Emerson Tool Company – Commercial and Residential Solutions

Recruiting Differently: Exploring Opportunities with Second Chance Hiring
Ashley Caudill, Human Resources Manager, JBM Packaging

Day Three - Thursday, August 12th

Connecting Research to Practice: The World of Cleaning Science
John Downey, Executive Director, Cleaning Industry Research Institute

Where do we go from here?
Ben Walker, Director of Consulting, ManageMen, Inc.

2021 Outstanding Cleaning Worker Awards
Alan Bigger, Vice President, Simon Institute