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Rochester, NY Talent Acquisition Panel

Program Description:

This panel includes recruiters and talent acquisition professionals from various industries within the Rochester area. Each participant will provide an insight into the challenges organizations are facing and how to overcome some of those recruitment challenges.

Date: Tuesday, 11/9/2021 | 8:00AM – 9:30AM EST

Cost: $10 for NHRA members; $25 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • Objective 1:  Ability to discuss with industry professionals regarding the current war on talent.
  • Objective 2:  Finding new & creative ways to recruit top talent not only in the Rochester area but also nationally.
  • Objective 3:  Discuss current trends and thoughts on the future of hiring as we move into 2022.

About the Presenters:

Samantha Ferrin-Recruiting and Onboarding Manager-LaBella Associates

Sam oversees the company’s Recruitment and Onboarding programs, partners with division directors and managers to forecast hiring needs, and works to develop programs for the company that strengthen retention. Sam has been with LaBella for 9 years and has her Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan.



Miranda Leo-Recruiting Manager-JK Executive Strategies, LLC

Most recently, Miranda worked with a financial advisory firm located in Rochester, N.Y., gaining valuable experience in accounting and finance. Miranda combines her prior experience and love for meeting new people when conducting searches to build long lasting relationships with business leaders and candidates.  She specializes in Administrative, Accounting/Finance, and Legal recruiting.

Miranda is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a bachelor’s degree in cross disciplinary studies, focusing on mathematics, accounting, and legal studies.  In addition to her professional experience, Miranda is an active member of the Villa of Hope’s Young Professionals Board.

Miranda loves to travel, cook, and stay active. When she’s not networking and helping to connect talent, Miranda can either be found in the kitchen, experimenting and trying new recipes, or running outdoors.


Lisa Houser-Recruiter for JetBlue Airways

Lisa is currently a Recruiter for JetBlue Airways. She loves that her career entails combining my love for travel and passion for recruiting. Lisa graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2015 and got into the recruiting field a year later. Lisa has been in recruiting for 5 years and have been very involved, joining outside organizations such as Professional Recruiters of Rochester and the National Human Resources Association.

Lisa lives in Rochester with her husband, dog and two cats.


This program is offered by the National Human Resources Association and delivered by the National Human Resources Association Rochester Affiliate. 

This program has been submitted for 1.5 HR credit hours to the HR Certification Institute for review.

For questions regarding registration, contact: Nicole Kier: nicole.kier@broadstone.com, or, Rebecca Rainbow: rebecca.rainbow@excellus.com


Thank you to our sponsor!