TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Dealer Summit have announced that Harlene Doane, COO of DealerStrong, will present two sessions at the event, which will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“Harlene’s body of work with dealers across the nation speaks for itself,” said Greg Goebel, DealerStrong’s president. “I can’t think of a more qualified person to deliver these important sessions.”

Doane’s first session will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. “Developing Your Talent Pool – Planning for Your Business Future” will focus on the growing representation of Millennials in the workforce and equip dealers with tools to develop talent among younger workers.

“Ask any dealer what the number one impediment to their business growth is and they will likely respond ‘finding talented people’ or a variation thereof,” Doane said. “The talent pool isn’t the problem. The problem is not enough elite swimmers in the talent pool. Come learn why your talent pool has dried up and how to refill it.”

Later that afternoon, at 4:20 p.m., Doane will present “10 HR Policies or Procedures You Need to Review Now,” a countdown of serious personnel issues common to dealerships, including security breaches, workplace safety and employee legal claims.

“The lack of focus on proper HR policies and procedures can be expensive lessons to learn for many business owners,” Doane said. “However, it doesn’t take a lot of extra work to safeguard their stores if they shore up their HR policies and procedures.”

Registration for Dealer Summit is open at the event’s website. Dealers who register by April 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.

For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact show chair David Gesualdo via email or at (727) 947-4027.