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News Jan. 25, 2023

2023 IRE announces keynote speaker

The International Roofing Expo® has announced the keynote speaker for 2023 is Chris Czarnik, who will kick off the 2023 IRE March 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Dallas.

Czarnik is an author, coach, trainer and subject matter expert on talent recruiting, engagement and retention in the current environment. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a former military officer, human resource manager, career services manager and job search advisor. Czarnik created and refined an innovative process approach to job searches and authored “The Human Search Engine®” after working with thousands of jobseekers; “The Human Search Engine” was introduced to the 113th Congress as a national job search model, and in 2016, Congress adopted the process as its outplacement tool for outgoing members and staff.  He also was named a subject matter expert regarding career-related topics for Pearson Publishing, the largest publisher in the U.S. Czarnik's book, “Winning the War for Talent,” was released in July 2018 and serves as a talent model for more than 2,500 organizations throughout the U.S.  

In his keynote, “Winning the War for Talent: One of the Roofing Industry’s Biggest Challenges,” Czarnik will outline real world strategies around employee recruitment, engagement and retention and provide you with actionable strategies you can use immediately.

The keynote is included free of charge in all registration packages, but advance registration is required. Online registration is available at


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