2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Keynote Speakers

  • Michael P. Aitken

    Michael P.
    Aitken

    Mike Aitken has worked at SHRM since 2003 and currently serves as the vice president of Government Affairs. Prior to joining SHRM, he served for 14 years as associate director for Governmental and External Relations at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Previously, Aitken worked on state public policy issues at Bonner & Associates, a public affairs firm in Washington, DC. Currently, he is based in Alexandria, VA.

     

    Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Gloria Borger

    Gloria
    Borger
    Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Lead with Jake Tapper and across the network's primetime programs. Borger plays an instrumental role in the network's daily coverage while reporting on a variety of political and breaking news stories, including the start of the 2016 presidential election, the 2014 midterm elections, the 2013 government shutdown, the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Borger also writes a regular column for CNN.com.
     
    In addition, Borger is the correspondent for an acclaimed series of in-depth specials, Gloria Borger Reports. As part of that series, Borger interviewed Vice President Joe Biden exclusively the day before the 2014 midterm elections, as well as a news-making interviews with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, an in-depth report on presidential dynasties and wide-ranging profiles on political stars and characters as diverse as progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren (DMA) to the legendary former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards. The pieces run across all CNN platforms, and add value to the network's daily coverage.
    Borger's long-form contributions to CNN also included the first extended post-election interview with GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, as they candidly discussed the campaign. Borger also profiled House Budget chairman Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2012, before he became the GOP Vice Presidential nominee for Mitt Romney. Borger also interviewed Joe Biden exclusively prior to the second inauguration of President Obama.
     
    In 2012, Borger reported for CNN's 90-minute documentary on the life and career of Mitt Romney—his journey in politics and devotion to his Mormon faith. During this project, she traveled to France to report on Romney's missionary life and she conducted several in-depth interviews with Mitt Romney as well as his family.
     
    Borger received an “Emmy” nomination for her 2010 special for CNN, The Odd Couple, in which she interviewed powerhouse Washington attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson. The two partisan political opposites teamed up in an unlikely legal alliance in support of same-sex marriage against California's Proposition 8. Borger revisited the topic again in 2013 when their case in support of same-sex marriage was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The result was a 30-minute CNN special, Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court, which earned afirst place 2014 “National Headliner Award” and the 2014 “American Gavel Award” from the American Judges Association.
     
    Borger has been a prominent part of all recent CNN election coverage, and was pivotal to CNN's “Emmy” award-winning election night coverage in 2012. She also played a key roles in the network's political coverage for the 2010 midterm elections, as well as the historic “America Votes 2008” coverage, which earned CNN a “Peabody Award”.
     
    Before joining CNN in September 2007, Borger was CBS News' national political correspondent and a contributor to CBS's Face the Nation, 60 Minutes II and the network's special events coverage. From 2002 to 2004, she was the co-anchor of CNBC's Capital Report. Borger began her professional career as a reporter at The Washington Star where she covered politics and coauthored a daily serial, eventually published as a book, Federal Triangle, a parody of political life in Washington. Borger was a political columnist for U.S. News & World Report and chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek. Early in her career, Borger was awarded the Watson Traveling Fellowship to study the British press.
     
    Borger graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where she has served on the board of trustees.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
  • Peter Sagal

    Peter
    Sagal
    As the host of National Public Radio’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, Peter Sagal is heard by more than 3 million people every week, broadcast on 450 public radio stations nationwide and via a popular podcast. The show received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, the same year it celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The hour long show has captivated news junkies across the country with its lighthearted approach to current events, and has become the biggest and most beloved weekend radio phenomenon since A Prairie Home Companion.
     
    Each week, Sagal leads NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kasell and esteemed guest panelists like humorist Roy Blount Jr., comedians Paula Poundstone and Paul Provenza, media personality Mo Rocca and author P.J. O’Rourke through a satirical review of the week’s news in the form of a quiz. It’s a revival of You Bet Your Life crossbred with the irreverence of The Daily Show.
     
    Sagal is the host of PBS’ new series, Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. The show follows him as he travels across country—on a Harley Davison Road King—to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, its history and its vital relevance today.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm