Alumna to head leadership conference

Monday January 28 2013


lori ermiLori Evans Ermi ’85, founder and managing director of The Ermi Group, LLC, a human capital solutions and leadership coaching firm, will be the keynote speaker at the Anderson Leadership Conference Feb. 9.

The annual conference is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the School of Business and Economics and is held in Schewel Hall. This year’s theme is “Authentic Leadership.”

Ermi has more than 20 years in corporate leadership roles, including Fortune 100 organizations. She created The Ermi Group  to work with companies that have the commitment to prepare their emerging leaders for tomorrow, with an emphasis on millenials.

Ermi's expertise includes life sciences/bio tech/pharma, consumer products, IT government contractors, financial services. She specializes in leadership coaching and development, change management, infrastructure growth strategies, including merger and acquisition integration.

Ermi earned her BA in American studies from LC and her master’s from Georgetown University in Leadership Coaching Certification. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Society of Human Resources Management. She has also completed certificate programs from Villanova University, Xavier University, and InsideOut® Coaching Advantage.  For more information, check her website. Her keynote titled, “Leading Millenials,” will be at noon in Sydnor Performance Hall.

The Anderson Leadership Conference is an annual one-day event that features inspiring and fun workshops led by faculty, students, and staff. This year's workshops include:

  • Introductory Elevator Speech — Dr. Lee Schimmoeller, assistant professor of management
  • How to Defeat Burnout and Time Management: A Grad's Student's Perspective on Successful Leadership — Khristian Salters
  • What is Success? And where do I find it? — Dr. Deanna Cash, assistant professor of human development and learning
  • From Advocacy to Action: 5 Simple Steps  — Elizabeth O'Hara ’15, Judith Gallegos ’14, Medardo Ayala ’14, and Lauren Lacourciere ’15
  • Putting Forward Your “Wow” Factors in Job Interviews — Dr.Glenn Buck, associate professor of special education
  • Don't rebuild; RELOAD: Preparing someone to follow in your leadership footsteps — Matt Brandon, associate vice president for advancement

LC LEADS Participants will also be presenting at this conference. Registration for the conference is required and can be done online.