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Collin CountyHR Education Event

May 23, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

A Leadership Journey: From HR to the C-Suite

How can you climb the ladder from HR to CEO? Come discover how Dave Pace, CEO of Jamba Juice did just that. Attendees will go on the leadership journey with Dave and learn how he used his own HR expertise and desire to reach the top to uniquely position himself as a business partner and rose to the C-Suite. Relying on operational successes to maximize financial growth and maximizing teams that allow for organizational success and growth, Dave was well positioned to climb the leadership ladder during his career.

Learning Objectives:
  • Maximize team members to produce successful outcomes
  • Utilize day to day business processes to communicate the value of HR to senior leadership
  • Communicate as a business leader

Special Offer for DallasHR Members

Bring A Future Member Special!

Can your team member, manager, or department head benefit from this session? Current DallasHR Members can register a colleague who is not yet a member of DallasHR to attend this education event at the member rate.

About the Speaker

David A. Pace
Jamba Juice

Dave Pace is currently President and CEO of Jamba Juice, a role that he took over in March of 2016 after having served on the Jamba Board of Directors since 2012.  Jamba Juice is one of the world’s leading healthy lifestyle food service brands with almost 900 outlets in the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Along with its retail stores, Jamba also offers customers an array of packaged goods and consumer products sold through groceries across the U.S.

Prior to Joining Jamba Juice, Pace served as President of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, named by Nation’s Restaurant News as #1 for Italian.  Carrabba’s is one of the casual dining concepts in the portfolio of Bloomin’s Brands, Inc.  While at BBI, he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer where he had responsibility for leading the Company’s Real Estate and Restaurant Development and Human Resources teams, and also served as President of Bloomin’ Brands’ Fine Dining concepts; Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Roy Yamaguchi’s Pacific Rim Cuisine.

Pace has also been a management consultant, entrepreneur, not-for-profit leader and previously held senior executive positions at Starbucks Coffee Company and YUM! Brands.  He has extensive international experience having lived twice in London, England and in Nicosia, Cyprus.  He served as an adjunct faculty member in Southern Methodist University’s Cox Graduate School of Business and has been cited in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine and the Dallas Morning News.

Pace is currently Chairman of the Board of Up2US Sports, a rapidly expanding national non-profit which was recently recognized by the White House and Department of Education for its signature program, Coach Across America.  He also serves on the Ownership Advisory Board for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars.

Pace was elected a Fellow of National Academy of Human Resources in 2007 and has previously served on the Boards of Cornell’s Center for Human Resource Studies, University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations and the Human Resource Policy Association.

A graduate of Cornell University, Dave and his wife Patti currently reside in the Dallas area.


Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than 5 days prior to the event) to:

5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are required. Due to limited room capacity, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR no later than 5 days prior to the start of the event. There will be no refund if cancellation is received within 5 days of the start of the event.

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HRCI Business Credit Hours: 1

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*

Meeting Sponsor

For more information on sponsorship opportunities:


Collin Higher Education Center
Board Room 139
3452 TX-399 Spur
McKinney, TX 75069

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If you are paying by check or if you need access to your log-in information, please email or call the DallasHR office at 214.631.8775 x 235 for assistance.

If you are not yet a DallasHR member, you can create a profile that will enable you to register and pay online.

Members $38.00
Guest of Member $38.00

Please Note: Pre-registration for this event is now closed. Limited onsite registrations will be available.

On-site registration (limited availability)
Members $53.00
Guest of Member


Time Description
11:00 AM  Networking Begins
12:00 PM Presentation Begins
1:00 PM Presentation Ends


Chapter members and non-members are not allowed to bring and/or distribute collateral material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials.

Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact

Recertification Credit Information

This program was approved for 1 Business HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.