Thursday, May 9, 2019

Excel Industries: Aftermath of an Active Shooter

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Community Service Center – 607 Santa Fe Garden City

From Workplace Violence to a New Normal: The Experience of an HR Department Lamar Roth is Excel Industries' HR Director. He will review the experiences of the HR department, and the role the department had during the immediate hours, days and weeks after the event and the role of HR now, two years after the event. He will explore recommendations and lessons learned including how HR, company leadership, law enforcement, community, and media work together during traumatic events. He will cover what to consider when preparing an HR department for a traumatic event, and what happens when you (as a leader) are the victim of violence. Bring your questions for the Q&A at the end of the presentation. Lamar Roth, Director of Human Resources at Excel Industries, Inc., in Hesston, KS. Learn from someone who lived through it. On February 25, 2016, a shooter opened fire at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas, killing four employees. Hear about his experience from an HR standpoint.

Lamar Roth, SHRM-CP, serves as the Director of Human Resources at Excel Industries, Inc. in Hesston, Kansas. He has been in this position since May of 2014 after completing an eleven year tenure as Vice President of Student Life at Hesston College.

Lamar received a degree in Religion as well as Psychology from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. He earned his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Kentucky University in 1988 and served as a Clinical Psychotherapist for fifteen years at Pawnee Mental Health Services in Junction City and Central Kansas Mental Health Center in Abilene Kansas.

Lamar was the Director of Human Resources at Excel Industries when 4 employees were killed in a shooting in Excel's production plant. He continues in that role today. 


Registration Closed As Of: May 09, 2019 at 11:00 am