Leadership in the Changing World Series:

From Here to There – Your Career


When: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Where: AMN Healthcare

12400 High Bluff Dr #100, San Diego, CA 92130

Registration: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=dpppg

$10 ($5 student) until April 18 online; $20 onsite ($10 student onsite)

Pizzas and drink will be provided


Weblink:  https://archive.sabpa.org/2014/04/the-13th-sabpa-education-and-career-development-event/

Summary: Are you in career transition or contemplating the next big move?  What are the top qualities HRs looking for?  What do you need to do to achieve your career objectives?  We are honored to have a senior life sciences HR executive Ms. Betsy Vaughn, an experienced career transition coach Mr. John DeWitt, and a seasoned recruiting executive Ms. Judy Thompson join us at the upcoming SABPA Education and Career Development Forum to address these and other questions you may have. The panelists will discuss job search strategies and career advice, and provide insights on job transition as well as elements essential for reaching the next levels in your career growth.


image001  Betsy Vaughn:  Betsy Vaughn is a Director of Human Resources for Illumina in San Diego.  Illumina is a high growth global genetic sequencing company with a vision to advance human health by unlocking the power of the genome.  Betsy serves as the strategic Human Resources partner for the Product Development, Research and Corporate Development Functions as well as the Life Sciences Business Unit.  Prior to joining Illumina, Betsy served in Human Resources leadership positions for Biogen Idec and JPMorgan Chase.  Betsy received her BA degree from Bowdoin College and her MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from New York University.



John DeWitt: John has been involved in the career transition management field for over 25 years, including as a founder of DeWitt Allen Associates.  He has extensive one-on-one experience with all levels of employees in transition, from CEOs and Presidents through all levels of staff.  His career began with the Carnation Company, progressing through a series of increasingly responsible management roles, then transferring to Herff Jones, a Fortune 1000 company, where he broadened his management and training experience working with franchisees.  John has been active in the San Diego business community through the development of our diverse technology industries, giving him a strong knowledge of the history of the biotech, telecom, software, and active sports sectors.  His expertise in business and career management has earned him numerous public speaking, radio, and television appearances, as well as publication in several local and national business newspapers.  John has a BS degree from Lewis & Clark College.  He is active in the business community, including the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, BIOCOM, San Diego Venture Group, MIT Enterprise Forum, and San Diego Telecom Council.


image005 Judy Thompson: Judy Thompson is President of the Thompson Search Group which is comprised of two companies placing mid and senior level accounting and financial professionals in San Diego County.  She has been a staple in the local marketplace in this field for over 35 years and has great information to share with you this evening. The sweet spot of her firm’s searches is Controllers, CFO’s and Directors who report into the CFO in functional accounting and finance areas, however, having placed over 700 professionals, her experience should be a great help to you this evening.  Judy is committed to advancing the interests of San Diego’s accounting and financial community and does so through involvement in several key professional associations. She is a past President of both IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) and CFC (Corporate Finance Council, she is on the boards of the San Diego State University School of Accountancy, and Corporate Directors’ Forum, and she is a past recipient of the prestigious San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award, and the 2008 CEO of the Year Award.




5:30-6pm: Registration, Dinner, and Networking

6-7:30pm: Panel Discussion



SABPA Team: Tracy Yeo, Shen (Grace) Geng, and David Jiang (Chair)