“Practices That Pay” Panel Includes Health Care, Energy & Accounting Leaders

Published on July 7, 2016

Registration Now Open for July 26 On-Campus Lunch Event

Panelists for the upcoming Bauer College special event “Practices That Pay” include global leaders from health care, law, tax and audit, oil and gas, and academia.

Registration is now open for the July 26 event, which will be held on campus over lunch. The moderated panel will discuss issues related to best practices for working families, with examples of flexible policies implemented in their own organizations as well as the impact a diverse workforce can have on a business’s bottom line.

The event is the first of its kind for Bauer College’s Working Families Initiative and underscores Dean Latha Ramchand’s mission to provide applicable programming to the business community that will support and empower working families to succeed in the workplace.

The panel includes:

Diane Scardino

Diane M. Scardino, FACHE

Vice President,
Texas Children’s Hospital

Diane Scardino is a Vice President at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH). She has been with TCH for 16 of her 20 years’ experience in healthcare administration. Scardino’s areas of knowledge include shared physician partnerships, strategy, outpatient and community operations, business development and facilities planning.

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Linda T. Coberly

Linda T. Coberly

Winston & Strawn, LLP
Managing Partner,
Chicago Office

Linda Coberly is the managing partner of Winston & Strawn LLP’s oldest and largest office. She is a partner in the firm’s litigation department and chairs Winston’s Appellate and Critical Motions Practice. She also serves on the firm’s executive committee.

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Tandra Jackson

Tandra Jackson

Managing Partner,

Tandra Jackson is Managing Partner for KPMG’s Houston Business Unit. She has over 23 years of professional experience across multiple industries, including energy and chemicals, industrial manufacturing and healthcare. Her experience extends across a broad range of areas including business process improvement, systems selection and implementation, IT audit, and governance and compliance.

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Joanna Nolte

Joanna Nolte

Manager, Equal Opportunity and
U.S. Diversity & Inclusion,
Shell Oil Company

Joanna Nolte has over 18 years of experience with Shell Oil Company and a decade working with other large corporations in Houston, mainly in human resources management roles. She started her career at Pennzoil Products Company, moved to GE Government Services and worked at Anadarko Petroleum before joining Shell.

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Steve Werner

Steve Werner

Professor of Management,
Department of Management Chair,
C. T. Bauer College of Business

Steve Werner is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department. He received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the University of Florida. His research focuses on various human resource management issues, particularly compensation and international HRM.

Click here to read more about Werner.


Registration for the July 26 event is $25 ($40 at the door) and includes lunch and parking validation. Click here to register.

Event Details

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Classroom & Business Building, Room 330 (University of Houston Main Campus)

By Jessica Navarro

Posted Under: Events

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