NATERA 2024 - February 26th-28th in Charleston, SC

“Connecting the Dots of Positive Employee Relations”

Book your room at the group rate for NATERA Annual Conference

Book by February 2, 2024
Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Blvd
Charleston, SC 29403
$215 plus tax/fees per night

Monday, February 26th
1:00 to 5:00

Check-In (hotel lobby)

2:00 to 3:00

NATERA Board of Directors Meeting

3:30 to 5:00

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Best Practices in Progressive Discipline and Terminations

  • Katharine Weber, Jackson Lewis, LLP
5:00 to 7:00 Opening Reception
Tuesday, February 27th
7:00 to 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 to 8:30 Opening Remarks: NATERA Executive Committee Members
8:30 to 8:45

Welcome to Charleston

  • Rick Todd, President, South Carolina Trucking Association
8:45 to 9:45

Keynote Address

  • Chris Spear, President, American Trucking Associations
9:45 to 10:00 Break
10:00 to 10:30 Can you outrun Tom???
10:30 to 11:45


  • Fito Agraz, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins
  • Chad Richter, Attorney, Jackson Lewis
11:45 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 2:00

The View from Washington, D.C.

  • James Sherk, Economist and Director, Center for American Freedom at America First Policy Institute
2:00 to 4:00

MOSAIC Threat Assessment Method: Preparing for Workplace Violence

  • James Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Gavin de Becker & Associates
  • John Muffler, Senior Advisor, Gavin de Becker & Associates
6:00 Downtown Dine-Around: Group Dinners at Amazing Restaurants in Downtown Charleston
Wednesday, February 28th
7:00 to 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 to 8:15 Opening Remarks: NATERA Executive Committee Members
8:15 to 9:15

Best Practices in Military Hiring

  • Dave Harrison, Executive Director, Fastport
9:15 to 9:30 Break
9:30 to 10:30

Women In Trucking Panel Discussion

  • Jennifer Hedrick, President, Women In Trucking
  • Domenica Farmer, Area Vice President, Waste Management
  • Amber Moore, Director Export Operations, Tyson Foods
10:30 to Noon Panel Discussion on Employee Health and Wellness

Moderated by John Pryor, President, RWP LEAD

  • Steven Kane, President, Rolling Strong
  • Megan Blevins, Sr. Director, Strategic Accounts, Velociti
  • Jennifer Lindskoog, SVP Client Success, Nox Health 
  • Dr. Heidi Riney, Chief Medical Officer, Nox Health 
  • Victor Giannini, VP of Strategic Accounts, Talkspace 
  • Laura Magnuson, VP of Clinical Engagement, Talkspace 
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 2:00 Let's Talk: Hot EEOC Issues in the Transportation Industry
  • Jocelyn Samuels, Vice Chair, EEOC
  • Katharine Weber, Principal, Jackson Lewis, Cincinnati
  • Patricia Pryor, Managing Principal, Jackson Lewis, Cincinnati
2:00 to 3:30 HR Jeopardy!
3:00 to 3:30 Closing Remarks, Prize Drawing, and announcement of 2025 NATERA Conference