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Applying Omnichannel Strategies
to Employee Retention

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Applying Omnichannel Strategies to Employee Retention

This session delves into the critical topic of retaining top talent. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the various channels that can be utilized to keep employees engaged and satisfied, such as compensation packages, flexible work arrangements, career pathing, and employee feedback. Additionally, the discussion will explore the vital role that company culture, effective leadership, and recognition play in retaining top talent.

Attendees will also learn about the importance of regularly assessing and evaluating retention strategies to ensure their continued effectiveness in the ever-changing business landscape. Join us for an informative and engaging session that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to retain your most valuable asset – your employees.

Summer Sessions are a FREE benefit exclusively for employees of ISA member companies.
Members can register using the ‘Register’ button on this page.
Non-members will be charged $99/session per person and can register by emailing



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Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam

Associate Professor & Associate Director of Graduate Program Texas A&M University

Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam is an Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Director of Master of Industrial Distribution program at the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Industrial Distribution. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, applied research, academic program management. Dr. Bharani has worked on industry projects, consortia and professional development programs for more than 100 industrial manufacturers and distributors.

He has published in academic journals and industry publications. He is the co-author of two books. He is the co-founder of the Talent Development Council that works with Distributions on Talent acquisition, management and development practices. Dr. Bharani holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering from the University of Madras, India.

Patty Mattesi

Sr. Manager HR Field Services | Kennametal Inc.

Patty Mattesi is Sr. Manager HR Field Services with Kennametal, Inc., based out of Latrobe, PA. With more than 25 years of HR experience in the manufacturing industry, Patty is a performance-driven Human Resources leader who translates business vision into HR initiatives that focus on people development, talent retention, organizational effectiveness, and employee engagement.   Throughout her three (3) years at Kennametal, Patty has been a key HR business partner in driving global commercial excellence and go-to-market strategies within the Metal Cutting organization.   Patty is currently Kennametal’s Americas Regional Inclusion Council Acquisition pillar lead and an active member of Women in Manufacturing Organization.

Tony Myers

Vice President Human Resources, SPHR, CSP | US Tool Group

Tony is a Human Resources Executive with US Tool Group, the world’s largest and leading cutting tool manufacturer, providing services to the world’s most prominent aerospace and defense contractors. In this position he leads a team of 9 who are accountable for all aspects of human resources management for over 800 employees in over 100 facilities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

He received his Bachelor’s, in Business, Communications and Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Missouri – Columbia and holds SPHR and CSP certifications. Tony has over 35 years of Human Resources experience and has been at an Executive level for nearly 20 years, most notably prior to US Tool as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources — Organizational Development and Training for Fortune 100 Centene Corporation.

He is an expert in Leadership, Team and Cultural Development, Leadership Assessment, Succession Planning/Development Planning, and Engagement. He has a Master’s, Certificate in Executive Coaching, is Master certified by Franklin Covey and Achieve Global as well as holding certifications in MBTI, DiSC, Watson Glazer, Thurstone and Raven assessment tools.

His passion is cultural development, transformation, employee engagement and leadership. Through simple, sincere, and foundational principles of people, trust, relationships, team partnership, leadership effectiveness and engagement he has helped to develop leaders and executives to greater heights, and significant organizational growth.

In addition to Human Resources Tony is heavily involved in his community and with the State of Missouri serving on numerous committees and Boards of Directors. He lives in Farmington, Missouri with his wife and best friend De De, who is an elementary school special education teacher. They are avid fans of the Mizzou Tigers, enjoy spending time with each other, with their friends, travel, sports, outdoor activities, and boating.

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