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October Event



Kamilah Thomas David Hanley

Kamilah Mitchell-Thomas,
Vice President
Human Resources, Corporate Resources
& Global People Development
A+E Networks

David Hanley,
First Step HR Associates, LLC
(President – NAAAHR-GNY)

Your people are your business and no matter what business you’re in, it’s the HR professional who must adapt in the right places, at the right time, to fit the company culture, goals and business objectives.

Join us on Thursday, October 27, 2016 as Kamilah Mitchell-Thomas and our President, David Hanley provides a discussion of in-depth insight on HR trends and how to stay current in the ever-changing HR space.  During this session, we will discuss:

  1.  How to determine what’s trending and what’s not
  2.  How do you effect Organization Change and Development
  3.  How HR should approach talent both internally and externally
  4.  Ways to develop the culture in the organization
  5.  How HR Trends are changing on the global stage

Our featured speaker, Kamilah Mitchell-Thomas, is Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Resources & Global People Development, at A+E Networks, the global media company encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI™, LMN®, H2®, HISTORY en Español™, Crime + Investigation™ as well as A+E Studios.

In her role, Kamilah functions as a strategic human resources leader for the corporate functions including Finance & Business Development, Legal, Production & Operations, Engineering and Technology, and Human Resources ensuring that a focus on culture and people is imparted on all teams and divisions globally.

David Hanley is the President of First Step HR Associates, LLC based in Hackensack, NJ.  First Step HR Associates is a company that provides HR services to small business while also providing project management to larger organizations.  His career spans over 20 years where the majority were spent with Philip Morris in Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC.  Mr. Hanley has held various positions in Human Resources and has been noted as an effective leader and manager with broad based knowledge in planning and implementing HR strategies that successfully align with business goals.  David has also spent several years as an independent consultant.

David is also the President of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources-Greater New York.

Refreshments Served



October 27, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Borough of Manhattan
Community College – Express Center
255 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

(Btw Murray St. & Park Pl.
Across from Chase Bank)