October 11, 2021 Event Overview
Date published: Oct 11, 2021
The October 14th, 2021 Champ Camp had two amazing speakers from two prominent service industries - Law and Medicine.
Sayera Qasim -
Managing Corporate Counsel | Experienced Commercial Attorney | Strategic Legal Partner | Supply Chain Expertise | Commercial Contracts | Business Management Background
Sayera Qasim is Managing Corporate Counsel for the Vendor Contracts, IP & Privacy Law team at Brighthouse Financial. Brighthouse Financial is the brand name for its affiliate companies that offer annuity and life insurance products. In her current position, her primary role is to lead a team of three lawyers and a contract manager in the negotiation of contracts.
Before joining Brighthouse, Sayera spent six years as Senior Corporate Counsel with an industrial manufacturer where she supported the Global Procurement and IT functions, negotiated direct and indirect material agreements, and advised on supply chain issues.
Before going in-house to join a corporate law department, Sayera practiced law for five years with Adams & Reese and later Parker Poe where she largely represented financial institutions in the areas of creditors’ rights, foreclosure, receivership, and commercial bankruptcy proceedings.
Sayera graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations and then, after obtaining three years of business management work experience, graduated from the University of Memphis law school where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
She grew up in Upstate New York and has been living in Charlotte for over 11 years with her husband and two kids. In her spare time, Sayera loves to exercise, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Kelly Holgersen was the second speaker :
Mrs. Holgorsen graduated from St. Louis University’s Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science Program in 1998 after attending Central College in Iowa, majoring in pre-health studies
and minoring in Spanish.
Her first ten years of practicing medicine included work in private family practice and moonlighting in the ER. After her second child, she began working at Clinica Family Health, in Denver, Colorado; a nationally recognized grassroots organization, that ignited her passion to help the indigent Hispanic population.
She took over her current practice, Latin Family Medical Clinic, in 2015, where she continues to provide compassionate care to the uninsured and underinsured Latino population in the Charlotte metro area.
At home, she and her husband, Nick, enjoy shuttling their three children around for their various activities. She loves to spend time at the beach, read a good mystery, and snuggle up with her German Shepherd.
The soft skill this month was Emotional Intelligence which is the ability to have empathy with people and impact them in a positive way