Meet Our Team

Rebecca McKenna

Vice President Global Events and Publisher
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Rebecca McKenna is the VP of Global events & publisher of Human Resource Executive® magazine.  She is responsible for strategy, marketing, strategic partnerships & sales for the magazine,, & HRE mobile apps.  Rebecca is also responsible for sales & marketing strategy for the HR Technology Conference & Expo, Health & Benefits Leadership Conference & Expo, Select HR Tech, HR Tech China,  and HR Festival Asia.  She joined the magazine in 1988.  Her experience in the marketing & advertising industry spans over 30 years.

Tim Jordan

Associate Publisher
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Tim Jordan is the Associate Publisher for Human Resource Executive magazine.  With over 16 years in advertising sales at HRE, he’s experienced at listening to his customer’s needs and developing proven integrated marketing programs that deliver results. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida and currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Joe Kirschen

Regional Sales Manager
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Joe Kirschen has more than 20 years of experience in media sales and publishing. Prior to joining Human Resource Executive, Joe was a publisher and founder of a nationally distributed music and culture
magazine. In addition to his diligent attention to the publishing profession, he is also a performing guitarist and mandolin player. Joe lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Kim, and two children.

Sales Support

Sharon Staehle

Director of Sales Enablement
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Sharon is the Director of Sales Enablement at Human Resource Executive magazine.  In this roll she manages the exhibitor support team for our trade shows as well as a multitude of other duties.  Sharon has an Associate’s degree in Business Management and has been with the company for over 25 years.  She resides in Bucks County with her husband and son.

Conference Sales

Fred Kurst

Trade Show Manager
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Fred Kurst has been handling trade show sales and operations for over 25 years.  Prior to joining LRP he worked for a non-profit educational association that is now called Association for Career and Technical Education.  Fred holds a B.A. in History from Penn State University. He enjoys competitive running, not as competitive soccer, seeing live music, traveling, watching sports, especially his two daughters’ soccer games and cross country meets. Fred resides in Virginia with his wife and two daughters.

Nancy Sommar

Trade Show Manager
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Nancy is the Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Manager for the HR Technology Conference and Expo. She is responsible for sales of exhibit space and sponsorships in the Northeast, Midwest and Canada. Prior to joining LRP Conferences, Nancy was the Director of Graduate Education at Gwynedd-Mercy College. Nancy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marist College, NY and a Master’s degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College in PA. She enjoys playing golf and revitalizing any furniture she finds on the curb!