Michael Eskew, Former Chairman and CEO of UPS, Confirmed as Opening Keynote Presenter at Next Week's Human Capital Management Summit

March 24-25 Event Will Explore Best-in-Class Insights to Drive Business Execution Through Increased Employee Engagement and Strategic Talent Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), has just confirmed that Michael Eskew, Former Chairman and CEO of UPS, and current member of the Board of Directors at UPS, 3M, IBM and Eli Lilly, will be the opening keynote presenter at the March 24-25, 2009, HCM Summit at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta. The Summit, which has been approved for 8 (General) recertification credits through the HR Certification Institute, will focus on how HCM leaders can become true business partners within their organizations, and this just-announced keynote presentation will drive this message from the vantage point of the CEO.

"Human capital management is not an HR responsibility, it's an organizational responsibility. However, it is incumbent upon HR to enable the business to drive strategy execution," said Kevin Martin, vice president and principal analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group. "Our research shows that the current state of the economy will increase the strategic importance of HCM at the vast majority of organizations. Our HCM Summit will showcase been-there, done-that executives who challenge the status quo of HR and enable their organizations to achieve and maintain a competitive edge."

Other confirmed presenters include:

--  Microsoft - Mary Rose Becker, Chief of Staff of Learning and
    Readiness, SMSG Readiness
--  Novell - Kathy Betts, Vice President of Human Resources
--  AECOM - Bob Kelleher, Chief Human Capital Officer
--  GlaxoSmithKline - Lou Manzi, Vice President, Global Talent Solutions
--  Northeast Georgia Health System - Jack Fulbright, Vice President of
    Human Resources
--  Denver Nuggets - Dean Oliver, Director of Quantitative Analysis
--  GameStop - Barbara Zimmermann, Divisional VP, Talent and
    Organizational Development
--  Avnet - Steve Church, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources
    Development Officer
--  Home Depot - Leslie Joyce, Former Vice President & Chief Learning
--  Extra Space Management - Bruce Boucher, Senior Vice President, Human
--  Environmental Systems Design - Michael Kern, Vice President, Human

Last chance to register for the March Summit is this week. Please visit: http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/HCM.html.

Technology vendors can sponsor the HCM Summit and showcase their products and services to HR and operations decision makers. For summit sponsorship opportunities, visit: http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Human-Capital-Management-Summit/the-hcm-summit-sponsors.html.

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