Wednesday, September 28, 2022

8:00 am - 9:30 am

DoubleTree Hotel, 50 N 2nd St., Newark, Ohio


Organizations of every kind have struggled with returning to pre-pandemic levels after losing staff and volunteers during the pandemic. Licking County Foundation learned from our nonprofits partners that staffing problems are impacting their ability to provide services. No matter what salary level, many nonprofit employers are finding it hard to attract or retain qualified people to help achieve their missions. How can organizations meet their goals and serve the community effectively amid these workforce challenges?

In response to these concerns, Licking County Foundation is hosting a discussion led by Joan Franks, Vice President of Human Resources for Matesich Distributing, on what it means to be in the people business – including employee engagement, employee value proposition, and strategies and tactics to attract new employees. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to share examples of their organization’s current hiring challenges/successes and future needs, both to contribute to a robust conversation – and to identify possible topics for future discussions.

About Joan Franks
Whether in her professional role at Matesich Distributing or sharing her time and talent as a leader and volunteer for one of several Licking County nonprofits, Joan’s work centers around helping people to be successful. Her community involvement spans over 30 years including with United Way of Licking County, Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Licking County Chamber, Food Pantry Network, Licking County Task Force on Homelessness and Housing, and the Human Resources Committee and Governing Committee of the Licking County Foundation, in addition to several statewide appointments. A graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Joan served as a Vice President at Park National Bank before joining the team at Matesich. She and her husband Bill live in Newark and have two adult daughters, Abby (and son-in-law Jay) and Ashley.