This second panel in the series features Eric Grossman, Xavier A. Gutierrez, Jay Nordlinger, and Helena A. Rodrigues, Ph.D., SHRM-SC.

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Launched by COVID-19, the Great Resignation has evolved into the Great Reshuffling of the global workforce. Across the private sector, amongst the nonprofit world, and throughout higher education, millions of Americans have quit their jobs. Many are considering multiple opportunities with promises of higher pay, a better culture, remote work, and an emphasis on work-life balance.

Will this continue, given the current economic instability and potential recession?

How can nonprofits and universities protect and grow their workforce in competition with the generous salaries and flexibility offered in the private sector?

Is this a “perfect storm or the new norm” that will redefine how organizations recruit, build culture and try to retain their employees?

The University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, as part of its Public Discussion Forum series of moderated issue panels addressing industry and societal challenges, is bringing together nationally renowned experts to define the Great Reshuffling, detail what employers need to know and highlight the opportunities and risks for people looking to cash in. For those in organizational leadership positions and those planning their careers, this discussion will provide excellent insight and the opportunity to interact with participants.

Panelists include:

Eric Grossman is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and a member of the Firm’s Operating and Management Committees. Grossman gained national attention in 2021 when he encouraged law firms and legal service providers to have lawyers return to the office, suggesting that those continuing to operate remotely risk their relationship with the financial services giant. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2006 as Global Head of Litigation, Eric was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 2008, Eric was appointed General Counsel of Global Wealth Management. In 2010, Mr. Grossman joined Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and was appointed Global Head of Legal. He became Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer with responsibility for the Legal and Compliance Division in January 2012 and Chief Administrative Officer with responsibility for Community Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Global Sustainable Finance, and the Multicultural Client Strategy Group in July 2022. Eric is the President Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Advocates for Children of New York, co-chairs the New York State Business Council for Access to Justice, and is Chair of the Forward Leadership Circle.

Xavier A. Gutierrez is the first Latino President and CEO in the National Hockey League, leading the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club. Xavier has a career spanning more than 25 years as a business executive, investor, and dealmaker focused on investment management, corporate strategy & operations, finance, and business development. A dedicated philanthropist and corporate leader, he also serves on multiple boards and advisory councils, including Commercial Bank of California, ARCTOS Northstar Acquisition Corp (NYSE: ANAC), Janus International Group (NYSE: JBI), and the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC). Xavier is also a Board Director and on the Investment Committee for the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), a Member of the Board of Regents at his alma mater, Bellarmine College Preparatory, a member of the NHL’s Executive Inclusion Council, and on the Advisory Boards of the Aspen Institute Latinos & Society Program, Pro Sports Assembly, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Teach for America.

Jay Nordlinger will moderate the panel and is a senior editor of the NATIONAL REVIEW and a book fellow of the National Review Institute. Jay writes about various subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is the music critic for The New Criterion. Since 2002, he has hosted a series of public interviews at the Salzburg Festival. For the National Review website, he writes a column called “Impromptus.” With Mona Charen, he hosts the Need to Know podcast, and he also hosts a podcast called “Q&A.” In 2011, he filmed The Human Parade, with Jay Nordlinger, a TV series bringing hour-long interviews with various personalities. His latest book is Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators. He is also the author of Peace, They Say, a history of the Nobel Peace Prize. Some 100 pieces are gathered in Here, There & Everywhere: Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger.

Helena A. Rodrigues, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Arizona, serving its over 15,000 staff and faculty. With a reputation for navigating complex institutional systems, Helena commits herself to building long-lasting relationships, strengthening core organizational values, and spreading best practices, particularly in diversity and inclusion. Over her career, Helena has held leadership roles in higher education and the private sector. Dedicated to advancing her profession, she currently serves as a national board of directors’ member for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and the American Research Universities Human Resource Institute (ARU-HRI). In addition to her administrative role at the University of Arizona, Helena has an appointment as a Professor of Practice in the School of Government and Public Policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.