Walker Speaker Series: Enterprise HR Senior VP, RX Outreach President Oct. 8

| September 25, 2014

Ed Adams and Michale Holmes will discuss human resources strategies on Oct. 8 as a part of the Walker Speaker Series.

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology will host a human resources panel discussion featuring Ed Adams, senior vice president of human resources for Enterprise Holdings, and Michael Holmes, president of RX Outreach, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5 – 7 p.m. During this event, Adams and Holmes will discuss human resources strategies related to leadership development, recruitment, retention and benefits.

Schedule of Events

  • Networking Reception from 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion from 6 – 7 p.m.

Join us in the East Academic Building room 102 and also be sure to RSVP for the event. If you are unable to attend the event in-person, you are welcome to view the presentation via WebEx. The password for this event is “hrpanel“.

About the Panelists

Ed Adams is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry and the world’s largest car rental company measured by revenue, fleet and employees. In his position, Adams is a corporate officer and responsible for leading all aspects of human resources and ensuring that Enterprise Holdings’ culture is in line with the company’s mission.

Adams joined Enterprise in 1999 and has overseen the company’s adoption of numerous best practices in human resources. These practices include such things as increasing outreach to minority recruits, implementing a benefit program for same-sex partners, such as increasing outreach to minority recruits; implementing a benefit program for same-sex partners; introducing diversity and inclusion training for company managers; creating corporate departments in training and development, immigration and relocation, employment law and labor relations; focusing on retention of talent; developing spousal/partner programs for dual-career families; and instituting and managing a senior leadership development program.

Michael Holmes serves as president of Rx Outreach, a business that was spun off from Express Scripts in 2010 and converted into a non-profit organization. Rx Outreach provides affordable medication for people in need. Previously, he served as executive vice president at Express Scripts. His responsibilities included strategy, research and clinical services, human resources, purchasing, corporate real estate and management of all of the domestic subsidiaries, $1.2 billion in revenue, including ConnectYourCare, Freedom Fertility, CuraScript Specialty Distribution and HealthBridge Practitioner Access Solutions.

He joined Express Scripts in 2005 as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. In March 2008, he became executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Prior to Express Scripts, he was a principle and the chief human resources officer for Edward Jones in St. Louis and served as a member of the firm’s management and executive committees. While there, he crafted a human capital strategy which helped the firm become the Best Place to Work in America for two consecutive years.

This event is also cross-posted on the Webster University Events Calendar.

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