Linda Aiken, RN
Aiken is an internationally renowned health outcomes and policy researcher. She studies the outcomes of nursing care and health care policy in the U.S. and around the world. One of her research interests is the use of supplemental staffing and quality of care. At the University of Pennsylvania, she directs the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and is the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing and Sociology. Aiken's awards include the Individual Ernest A. Codman Award from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. She also is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Alderman is chief executive officer of Alderman, Hockaday & Associates. He has more than 28 years of experience in international sales, marketing, business development, and training with firms throughout the U.S. and internationally. As an industry consultant, Alderman comes to the table with hands-on skills, knowledge, and know-how in the recruiting arena. Alderman was one of the founding partners of the recruitment firm, Harris Kovacs Alderman. He was president of HKA's CompuSearch division, a consulting and contract services company for information technology professionals. Since 1999, he has focused on business development training, motivational speaking, and management consulting.
Anholt is senior director of recruiting for Delta Flex Providers. Anholt leads strategic development and performance initiatives for the business's travel therapy recruiting team. Delta Flex Providers is one of three businesses that comprise The Delta Companies. With more than ten years of experience in health care staffing, Anholt continually helps drive the success of his company.
Arciniaga is founder and managing partner of Advisory Board Architects LLC. Founded in 2005, ABA is a minority-owned business that builds, maintains, and manages advisory boards and consults to corporate boards of directors. Arciniaga is centered in the entrepreneurial world, as a leader, business owner, and investor. With first-hand knowledge of working in a family-owned business environment, he went to work on Wall Street and became one of the youngest and few Hispanic institutional equity traders. Arciniaga is head trader for a large hedge fund where he developed his own algorithmic trading systems and headed up quant trading operations and used his previous experience from Wall Street in coming up with the system of measurements that ABA now uses in their proprietary evaluation system.
Steve Berchem, CSP
Berchem is chief operating officer of the American Staffing Association. An ASA spokesman, he is frequently consulted by business executives, industry analysts, government officials, and academics for his expertise in industry research, data, and economics. He writes an annual economic analysis of the staffing industry, ASA's most widely referenced publication. Before joining ASA in 1998, he held executive positions in Washington think tanks and associations. His background includes service in government and experience in advertising and public relations agencies, where he handled marketing and public affairs for food and pharmaceutical clients.
Beygelman is president of Adecco Group North America's recruitment process outsourcing division and the global practice leader of RPO for all of Adecco Group. Prior to joining Adecco, he served as executive director of the Human Resources Outsourcing Association, chairman of a national electronic payment processing company, and co-founder of a national human resource services provider. HRO Today magazine has named Beygelman an "HRO superstar" for several years; he has also been nominated for HRO Thought Leader of the Year and HRO Person of the Year.
Alden J. Bianchi, Esq.
Bianchi is a member of the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC and chair of firm's employee benefits and executive compensation practice. He advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental, and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues. Bianchi advised the administration of Gov. Mitt Romney in connection with the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform law, and he has testified on the topic of health care reform before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Bianchi is nationally recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in his field. He is also a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
Bickes is the president and chief executive officer of Employbridge, a leading provider of specialty staffing services focused on the transportation, logistics, and specialty manufacturing industries and has more than 29 years of experience in the staffing industry. He has held senior management positions in the health care, information technology, accounting and finance, and commercial sectors, and has either led or been actively involved in acquisitions, sales, and recapitalizations of several businesses. Bickes spent eight years with Career Blazers Inc. where he held such roles as senior vice president, chief marketing officer, and chief executive officer. In 2000, he led the management buy-out of the commercial staffing divisions of Career Blazers.
Black joined SeatonCorp. as chief financial officer in 2007. In that role, he leads the company's accounting/finance, tax, payroll, treasury, human resources, and risk management functions. Black is a highly experienced financial executive with more than 20 years of diverse industry experience and demonstrated results in change management. He was previously the vice president of finance at UGN Inc., a tier-one supplier to the Japanese transplant automotive industry. Black has also held managerial positions at Bradley Printing, Rand McNally and A.T. Kearney.
Shannon Block, CSP
As vice president of business development, Medical Staffing Services Inc., Block has nearly 10 years of business experience, and currently oversees the management and marketing teams for the company. Her business success has ranged from staffing support and payroll services at major hospitals to total management of allied and non-allied nursing at health care facilities. Block positioned MSSI to successfully earned accreditation from the Joint Commission for Healthcare Staffing organizations, and the company has continued to pass all audits and maintain good standing. Compliance and adherence is a strength that Block commands and imparts to the organization.
As chief operating officer of The Delta Companies, Bowles is responsible for internal strategy and recruitment initiatives as well as employee performance, marketing, advertising, public relations, and information technology services. Bowles works to support each of these departments in their continued growth and improvement processes, while ensuring day-to-day achievements are on track with future goals of the organization. With more than a decade of direct experience in health care staffing, Bowels has presented nationally on various health care topics at industry conferences and currently serves as chair of the ASA health care section.
Bowling is founder and CEO of the Dallas-based health care staffing firm the Delta Companies (TDC) and has more than 16 years of experience in staffing. TDC has four business units with more than 200 internal staff, providing health care professionals to facilities on both a contract and permanent basis across 43 states—which equates to a run rate of approximately $73 million in revenue in 2012. TDC has received various awards and recognitions, including the ASA Care Award for social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives and being named to Inavero's Best of Staffing list in both 2011 and 2012.
Bradford is enterprise architecture for Kelly Services Inc. and has more than 13 years of experience in the staffing industry, spanning multifaceted applications and system integrations. Bradford contributes to the development of internally built and purchased Internet-based solutions. Her expertise lies in investigating business requirements and engineering processes, and designing automated technology solutions that complement business operations. She is responsible for negotiating and managing the company's relationship with suppliers, leads the technology contract reviews, and often serves as an interpreter of business requirements and technology solutions. Bradford is chairman of the technical advisory subcommittee of the ASA education and certification committee.
Bugler is vice president at CHILDS Advisory Partners, focusing on sourcing and executing mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises for staffing companies. He recently advised EmployBridge in its recapitalization with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Clovis Group in its sale to Eliassen Group. Prior to joining CHILDS, Bugler was an investment banker in the business and technology services group and later in the mergers and acquisitions group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he sourced and executed transactions representing in excess of $3 billion in value. Previously, Bugler was with the Christman Group, a Chicago-based investment bank.
Dan Campbell, CSP
Campbell is chief executive officer of Hire Dynamics, which provides commercial staffing services through its eight offices and 20 on-site locations and has been recognized by Staffing Industry Report as No. 1 on its "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" list. The company also is a winner in 2010 and 2011 of Inavero's Best of Staffing award, which is voted on by a company's staffing clients and its staffing employees—Hire Dynamics's net promoter score was twice the industry average. Before joining Hire Dynamics, Campbell was CEO of a Los Angeles-based staffing company. Previously, he was director of business planning for AHL Services and an investment banker for Price Waterhouse. Campbell serves on the ASA board of directors as second vice chairman.
Collins has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide. They include: Built to Last, a fixture on the Business Week bestseller list for more than six years; the international bestseller Good to Great, translated into 35 languages; and How the Mighty Fall, a New York Times bestseller.
His most recent book is Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck-Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, coauthored with Morten Hansen. Based on nine years of research, it answers the question: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?
Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, CO, where he now conducts research and teaches executives from the corporate and social sectors.
Collins has served as a teacher to senior executives and chief executives at more than 100 corporations. He has also worked with social sector organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medical School, Girl Scouts of the USA, Leadership Network of Churches, American Association of K-12 School Superintendents, and U.S. Marine Corps. In 2005, he published a monograph titled Good to Great and the Social Sectors.
Collins holds a two-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He travels from his lab in Boulder to engage with cadets and West Point faculty on the topic of developing great leaders.
Cooksey is a senior vice president for JSTN, a leading provider of video solutions that enhance the recruitment and onboarding process. With more than 20 years of experience as a staffing industry executive, Cooksey has a unique viewpoint on the integration of video, mobile technology, and social media for staffing professionals. She has been an executive leader for both public and private companies in negotiation, consulting, strategic turnarounds, and process improvement.
Teresa Creech is president of managed services programs and contingent workforce solutions for Randstad Sourceright. In this role, she oversees strategy, operations, and growth of the managed services and contingent workforce solutions practice in the U.S. Creech has more than 17 years of experience in the staffing industry, including 11 years specializing in the design of comprehensive MSPs. Prior to joining Randstad Sourceright, she held high-level positions with several staffing organizations. Creech is widely regarded as an industry leader in workforce management, globalization, governance, worker classification, and compliance, and she is a frequent speaker on best practices and market trends.
Founder and managing director of Cosmos Sales Professional, Cosmos has spent the last 13 years successfully selling and managing sales executives in the staffing and consulting industries. Cosmos spent the first 10 years of his career in the staffing industry as a senior-level executive at the Nelson Family of Cos. He has a wealth of knowledge in information technology staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, contingent work force services, risk management, and vendor management systems. His passion and expertise is in consulting, training, and virtual sales management within the staffing industry. Cosmos is past president of the Northern California chapter of the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses and a past board member of the TechServe Alliance board of directors.
Davison is the president and chief operating officer for Staff Management | SMX, a provider of work force management solutions and is a board member of Staffing Solutions Holdings Inc. Since her appointment to COO in 2006, the company has grown by more than 50% and she has led the organization's international expansion across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific Region. During her tenure, Staff Management | SMX achieved charter membership in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program in 2006, earned Workers' Compensation Risk Certification in 2011, won a 2011 Stevie for Women and Business for Best Overall Company of the Year, among many other achievements and recognitions.
Alfred F. De Bellas, Jr.
De Bellas has more than 45 years of experience in all phases of investment banking, with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuations, financial advisory services, public securities offerings, and private financing transactions. Prior to founding De Bellas & Co., he held investment banking and corporate finance positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Underwood Neuhaus & Co. Inc., and Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards Inc. De Bellas has served on the American Stock Exchange member firm advisory committee and as an allied member of the New York Stock Exchange.
Doersching is managing partner and founder of the Griffin Search Group. He also is the creator of the bullseye recruiting process-a recruiting process created to develop top producers. For the past 17 years, Doersching has been an internationally recognized industry trainer. He currently consults with more than 20 nationally known staffing and recruiting firms and mentors countless others. His is a past president of the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services, an ASA-affiliated chapter.
Stephen Dwyer, Esq.
Dwyer is general counsel for the American Staffing Association. He coordinates legal and public affairs activities for ASA, and advises the staffing industry on labor and employment law and policy issues. Dwyer was instrumental in creating the ASA employment law certification programs. Before joining ASA, Dwyer was deputy general counsel of an 800-employee corporation in Sterling, VA. He was also associated with a New York multinational law firm, Chadbourne & Parke, as well as De Forest & Duer, a 100-year-old Wall Street firm. Dwyer has published many articles on legal and policy concerns pertaining to the staffing industry.
James A. Essey, CSP
Essey is president and chief executive officer of the TemPositions Group of Cos., celebrating it's 50th year in the industry. The firm operates in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. In addition to office support personnel, the TemPositions Group of Cos. provides staffing in information technology, accounting, human resources, legal, hospitality, light assembly, education, and health care. Essey served five terms as president of the New York Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter. He was ASA chairman in 2004; has chaired the chapter relations, member education and certification, political action, and industry practices committees; and is chairman of the legal and legislative committee.
Eric G. Fisher
Fisher is manager of professional services for Southern California Edison within supply chain. He joined SCE in 2009. With more than two decades of operational and management experience in the area contingent worker programs, he oversees these programs for the company in partnership with his human resources organization. Fisher has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies in similar capacities.
Diane J. Geller, Esq.
Geller is a partner at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP. She chairs the firm's staffing law practice and is a member of the labor and employment and general commercial practice groups. For more than 20 years, she has advised large and small staffing companies regarding various employment, corporate, and risk mitigation matters. Prior to entering private practice, Geller served as general counsel for companies in the staffing, funding, and other industries. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia and is a nationally recognized speaker who frequently lectures on employment law and business issues. Gellar serves as general counsel for many of her clients.
Gerber is vice president of solutions for Volt Workforce Solutions. He has 25 years of combined procurement, human resources, and staffing industry experience. Gerber joined Volt in May of 2000, and he supports all talent divisions of Volt Information Sciences. His focus is helping customers design the right solution without bias and ensuring the right talent delivery. For the quality and value of his consultative solutions, Gerber has been named a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in 2011. He is a six sigma champion and has served on many boards including the board of directors of the Staffing Association of Minnesota, an ASA-affiliated chapter.
As president of CareerBuilder's Staffing & Recruiting Group, Gilpin is responsible for developing sales teams and strategies to help clients meet their goals and to promote the staffing industry overall. In addition to people development and industry awareness, Gilpin is focused on candidate, client, and internal employee experience and innovation as key growth drivers for the staffing and recruiting community. Gilpin has more than 11 years of industry experience and is a frequent speaker at many of the staffing industry's top conferences, including Staffing World, the ASA annual convention and expo.
Ginocchio started with Deutsche Bank in London in November 1998 to cover the stocks of business services companies on a pan-European basis. During Ginocchio's four years in London, he was consistently ranked as a top three analyst in the sector by Reuters and also received runner-up recognition in the Institutional Investor's survey. In 2003, he moved to New York to initiate coverage of the advertising and publishing sector. In 2008, Ginocchio returned to covering business services and in 2011 placed third in the Institutional Investor's All?America survey after being a runner-up the prior year. He also was No. 1 in his sector in the 2010 FT‐Starmine awards program for earnings estimates. Previous to Deutsche Bank, Ginocchio worked in accounting and was based in Chicago and London.
Goldsholl, chief operating officer of Mom Corps, has an extensive background in organizational and talent development, culture management, and work-life program implementation. Before joining Mom Corps, Goldsholl served as director of organizational development for the Weather Channel. Prior to that, she was a partner and managing director for the Right Brain Group, an executive search firm. Goldsholl also has been a director of human resources for companies such as Turner Broadcasting Systems and National Video Center.
Eric A. Gregg
Gregg is chief executive officer of Inavero, a leading provider of client and employee surveys for the staffing industry and an ASA corporate partner. As ASA research partner, Inavero conducts the association's annual membership survey, the ASA Sector Benchmarking Survey, the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, the weekly Staffing Index survey, and member surveys for some ASA-affiliated chapters. The creator of the Best of Staffing list, Gregg is an expert on client retention in the staffing industry. He has spoken at many industry events and published numerous articles on the subject.
Shawn Handley is senior vice president, business development, of Apex. Handley started as managing director of the company's branch in Richmond, VA, and grew it to over $15 million in annual revenue. In 2001, he was named regional vice president, business development, handling all operations for the southeastern U.S., which included six Apex branch offices and accounted for $75 million in revenue. He was then promoted to national accounts vice president with a financial industry concentration. In this role, he secured three of the largest U.S. banks as Apex clients, one of which remains the company's largest client today. For the last five years, he has served in his current role with a national focus on recruitment solutions. Handley also developed the Apex Alliance Partner Program which is designed to foster strong relationships with managed services programs and other sales channel partners.
Andrew P. Hillas, CPA
Hillas is the founding and managing partner at Hillas Nocera and has been a practicing certified public accountant for more than 30 years. He specializes in middle market companies offering full range accounting, consulting, merger acquisition, and tax services in a variety of industries, including staffing. Hillas took a two-year sabbatical from the accounting firm and served as chief operating officer of a $100 million staffing company that had as many as 10,000 employees on assignment daily with 25 offices. Hillas was involved with the franchisees and instrumental in the conversion to a self-funded workers' compensation insurance program and handled the sale of the company.
Bradley Isaacs, CIC, CRM
Isaacs is senior vice president and managing partner of Risk Transfer Holdings. With more than 14 years of property and casualty insurance experience dedicated to the staffing industry, Isaacs currently serves on the ASA workers' compensation committee. He is currently licensed as a P&C 220 agent as well as a life, health, and variable annuity agent; he's also a certified insurance counselor and certified risk manager.
Katz is a sales director for the CareerBuilder staffing and recruiting group. He leads a team of senior account executives and sales managers in providing effective recruiting solutions for small to mid-size staffing and recruiting firms throughout the U.S. Under Katz's leadership, his teams have grown by focusing on understanding customer needs and providing innovative and forward-looking solutions. Katz joined CareerBuilder as a major account executive in 2006 and was quickly promoted to a sales leader and then sales director within the staffing and recruiting group. He has also worked as an information technology recruiter and at Yahoo! HotJobs.
Joel A. Klarreich, Esq.
Klarreich is a partner in the law firm Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, where he chairs the firm's employment law, staffing industry, and corporate law departments. Klarreich is a leading expert in staffing law, having spent more than 37 years counseling and representing staffing firms in all facets of their businesses. Klarreich is general counsel for the New York Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter, and served as general counsel to the Association of Personnel Consultants of New York for 15 years.
Helen L. Konrad, Esq.
Konrad is a director in the immigration practice group of the law firm McCandlish Holton PC, where she concentrates on work site compliance, defending employers in Department of Labor, Office of Special Counsel and Immigration & Customs Enforcement investigations, (including questions relating to Form I-9 and E-Verify), as well as employment-based and professional immigration. She has worked directly with the staffing industry for more than 18 years and has addressed staffing professionals at such ASA events as Staffing World and the Staffing Law Conference. She has regularly been voted one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for immigration, listed in the international Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and named to Virginia Super Lawyers.
Eileen Gale Kugler
Gale Kugler challenges audiences to break through "myth-perceptions" about race, culture and more, sharing proven strategies for leveraging differences of all types. Kugler has been on the front lines of communications for more than 25 years. Her varied background includes working as a journalist, information director for a federal agency, and executive of several nonprofits. She opened Kugler Communications in 1992. A respected national advocate for the benefits that diversity can bring, Kugler's articles and commentaries appear in many national publications. She is the author of Debunking the Middle Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools are Good for All Kids, and Innovative Voices in Education: What It Takes to Engage Diverse Communities. Gale Kugler tweets on diversity issues at @embracediversiT.
Neil Lebovits, CPA, CPC, CTS
Lebovits founded his industry training and development company, TheDynamicSale.com, in 2009. Previously he was a global president for Adecco, where he served on the global executive team. Prior to that, Lebovits was president and COO for North America at Ajilon Professional Staffing, where he oversaw more than 300 offices. Lebovits has worked at various areas of the staffing industry-permanent and temporary placement, sales, branch management, regional management, president, and as COO. Lebovits has been featured in numerous publications and on television. His earlier career included three years with Ernst & Young, where he obtained the certified public accountant designation.
In 1982, Leffkowitz joined a large contingency search group. Within 18 months, he had become the highest producing recruiter among 150 colleagues. He had an unusual style—one that could be taught to rookie recruiters and produce consistent effectiveness. Now the chief executive officer of Morgan 20/20 Search, Leffkowitz has trained 60,000 recruiters worldwide and has been invited to evaluate, gut, and reposition more than 700 search firms. He also is founder and CEO of the Morgan Consulting Group, which has provided staffing executive and recruiter coaching for more than 25 years.
Edward A. Lenz, Esq.
Lenz is senior vice president, legal and public affairs, for the American Staffing Association. Lenz is the staffing industry's chief legal advocate and a leading authority on the legal and public policy aspects of staffing. He has testified before Congress, state legislatures, and regulatory agencies, and has written and spoken widely on industry issues. He is author of the authoritative reference book on the subject of co-employment published by ASA. Before joining ASA in 1989, Lenz was vice president and assistant general counsel of Kelly Services in charge of legislative and regulatory affairs, and served as chairman of the ASA legislative committee. Prior to entering the staffing industry in 1982, he served in government and in private law practice in Washington, DC. In 2001, he was inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Lowe leads contingent workforce solutions initiative for 3M Co. In that role, she partners with leadership across various functions in different regions of the world to shape and maintain a globally integrated contingent work force strategy and framework to support 3M business objectives. Lowe manages a mix of local and remote talent with a variety of competencies and work arrangements to ensure exceptional and reliable service delivery to clients worldwide. The 3M service delivery model includes a managed service provider, vendor management system, and a multitude of local, regional, and global providers. Lowe's previous roles include 3M talent acquisition leader and search firm practice manager.
Mainwaring is founder of We First, a social branding consultancy. The organization's services include strategic and creative brand consulting as well as online, mobile, and live training events that enable corporations, social enterprises, and nonprofits to be effective storytellers, community-builders, and marketers using social technologies, tools, and media. We First has worked with brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Gucci, Patagonia, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Toby Malara, Esq.
Malara is ASA government affairs counsel. He handles federal and state legislative issues for the industry while assisting association members and state chapters in state lobbying efforts, and providing industry-related information to members on laws, legislation, and regulation. Prior to joining ASA, Malara was executive director of the National Technical Services Association and also served as the association's general counsel and director of government relations. Malara previously served as legislative counsel to Rep. Jack Quinn (R-NY), for whom he developed policy and recommendations on legislation, wrote speeches and news releases, and handled news media calls and constituent relations.
Mee is founder, president and managing executive recruiter of Mee Derby. She is a nationally recognized expert in the staffing industry who presents regularly at industry events. Robin serves on the board of directors of the Capital Area Staffing Association (CASA) an ASA affiliated chapter as past president and program chair. She is an active member of the ASA recruiting and placement policy council, and the education and certification committee.
Metzner is partner and chief financial officer for Stark. He oversees business development in the information technology market with special focus on health care IT and assessment systems. He oversees the financing and system development for three independent business units. Prior to joining Stark, Metzner was CFO and chief talent officer for Eurosoft, a privately held IT firm, where he drove company growth from zero to $16 million by providing strategic direction and developing financial controls and IT systems. He has a successful background in technology and business management.
Beth Armknecht Miller
Armknecht Miller is founder and president of Executive Velocity, a leadership development advisory firm focused on accelerating the success of senior executives and their companies. Her career spans more than 30 years and includes management positions in Fortune 500 companies as well as several entrepreneurial ventures, one of which was honored by the Inc. 500. She is certified in Myers Briggs, Hogan leadership assessment, and ChangeWorks tools, and is a certified management coach by Kennesaw State University. When not advising leaders during times of change, Miller volunteers her time with Junior Achievement and the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
Morton is chief marketing officer for Allegis Group Services. With more than three decades of experience in the human capital and work force management industry, Morton is an experienced speaker who was wowed audiences worldwide with his in-depth knowledge of recruitment and retention with new age media. He has designed, implemented, and managed some of the largest resourcing solutions in various countries, saving companies millions of dollars while securing the very best talent. Morton has worked with Microsoft, GE, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Barclays Bank, Dell, and many others.
Mosley is a partner and senior director of training and development for Next Level Exchange. Mosley came to Next Level Exchange from MRINetwork corporate in Philadelphia, where he served as the chief learning officer and was responsible for all training and sales development for 1,100 offices worldwide. Mosley also is a licensed facilitator with Acclivus Corp., an international performance development company. He has facilitated the Acclivus curriculum on five continents and was part of the Acclivus team responsible for global relationships with companies such as Dell, Accenture, KPMG Consulting, and CDI Corp. Mosley's knowledge of the search industry comes from 10 years with Merritt Hawkins and Associates, part of AMN Healthcare. He is a licensed facilitator for Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Moss is the senior vice president and general manager of Govig & Associates, the largest franchise in the Management Recruiters International (MRI) network. Moss's expertise is in the accounting and finance, tax, operations, and construction niches. She has personally trained, mentored and developed numerous top performers including the #1 International Account Executive of the Decade within the Management Recruiters International network, (MRI). A respected subject matter expert within the world of search and recruiting, Moss has contributed content through the years to multiple news media and other influential organizations.
Mulvany is president and founder of Management Tools Inc. He also facilitates long-range strategic and operational planning sessions for medium and large companies. He also is a well-known presenter on the topics of quality service, productivity, and strategic planning. He has spoken worldwide to the Young Presidents Organization, the U.S. Department of Defense, numerous trade organizations, and many corporations. Mulvaney serves on four corporate boards.
Nagel is founder and chief executive officer of RCS Services, an ASA corporate partner. He began his insurance risk management career with the National Council on Compensation Insurance before becoming a staffing service franchise owner. He has held various positions within the staffing industry, ranging from franchise owner to regional vice president to partner to chief executive officer. Applying his workers' compensation experience in controlling losses and his rate-making knowledge, Nagel developed a system of policies and procedures that are the core concepts of the RCS methodology. He has been instrumental in creating traditional and alternative workers' compensation insurance programs for the staffing industry. These programs are underwritten by some of the largest A-rated carriers in the world, which recognize RCS as an industry leader in providing effective risk management and loss control to distressed classes of business.
Cash Nickerson, Esq., is president and chief financial officer of PDS Tech Inc. With more than $400 million in annual sales, PDS is the fourth-largest engineering and information technology staffing firm in the U.S. Nickerson has held a variety of legal and executive positions over a more than 20-year career, including attorney and marketing executive for Union Pacific Railroad; partner at Jenner & Block, one of Chicago's five largest law firms; and chairman and chief executive officer of an Internet company he took public through a reverse merger. Nickerson is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Illinois, Nebraska, and Texas, and is a member of the American, Los Angeles, and Dallas Bar Associations.
Sally J. Nienhauser, ARM
Nienhauser is senior vice president and partner at the insurance brokerage and consulting firm Millennium Corporate Solutions in Irvine, CA. She has 30 years of experience working in the insurance brokerage business, specializing in cost containment for workers' compensation programs. Nienhauser serves clients of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies with international exposures. She has worked with most of the major insurance companies and is experienced in negotiating and managing fully insured programs, self-insured programs, retrospectively rated programs and other loss-sensitive plans. She has served as an expert witness with respect to workers' compensation in California on behalf of a major firm in that state, as well as a workers' compensation carrier. She and her firm are current members of the California Staffing Professionals, an ASA-affiliated chapter, for which she has presented on workers' compensation trends and issues.
O'Brien is president of Magnetic HealthCare Strategies LLC, a firm specializing in leadership and performance strategies. Prior to founding the company, she was vice president of patient care services at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, a leading teaching multi-hospital system in Paterson, NJ. She has been responsible for perioperative services, nursing, respiratory therapy, education, case management, infection control, performance improvement, transportation, and phlebotomy.
O'Kelly is founder and chief executive officer of Mom Corps. Since founding the company in 2005, O'Kelly has grown it to 17 franchise locations and has become a sought-after expert in work place flexibility. She has been featured in television, radio, and print media. Before founding Mom Corps, O'Kelly was in a fast-track management program at Toys 'R' Us, where she was responsible for launching the original Babies 'R' Us Web site and running an $11 million Toys 'R' Us store. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Palmer formed the consulting firm G. Palmer & Associates in 2006, after retiring as president and chief executive officer of RemedyTemp Inc. His 23 years of field and boardroom experience have given him expertise in strategic turnarounds, chief executive mentoring, growing niche/specialty business, acquisition integration, and franchise expansion. Palmer serves on the boards of the publicly traded companies Diedrich Coffee and Sperry Van Ness, one of the top commercial real-estate brokerage firms in the U.S., and the boards of two privately held companies in the staffing and human capital sectors.
Todd Palmer is founder and president of Diversified Industrial Staffing and Diversified PEOple LLC. Over the past 14 years, Palmer's companies have helped more than 4,000 people secure employment, improving their lives and the lives of their families. His companies have billed more than $43 million dollars in revenue. Diversified Industrial Staffing has been named by Inc. magazine to the Inc. 5,000 in multiple years as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Palmer is the author of The Job Search Process.
Pancamo is area safety manager for SOS Employment Group, serving a diverse range of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She is an experienced national loss prevention and safety professional with a diverse industry background building and developing innovative people-focused health, safety, and risk management programs. She is highly effective in identifying risk trends and developing solutions to eliminate, prevent, or reduce risks through loss control programs, education, and training. Pancamo is an authorized OSHA instructor for general industry, construction, and oil and gas with an extensive background in core disaster life support and emergency response.
Shawn Poole is executive vice president and chief financial officer of EmployBridge. Poole, a certified public accountant, began his career with Arthur Andersen LLC. He has served several companies in various high-level positions, including executive vice president, CFO, secretary, and treasurer of American Studios Inc.; senior vice president and CFO of Carolina Freight Corp.; managing director and CFO of Randstad North America; and executive vice president, chief financial and accounting officer, and secretary for Career Blazers, prior to leading the acquisition that established EmployBridge.
George M. Reardon, Esq.
Reardon is special counsel with the national law firm Littler Mendelson PC, focusing his practice on serving the staffing industry. During the 21 years before he joined Littler, he was general counsel for three national and international staffing firms-Talent Tree, Kelly Services, and the North American segment of Adecco. He was a member of the ASA board of directors for 12 years, serving on the executive committee and legal and legislative committee, and for one year was a member of the board of directors of the Texas Association of Staffing, an ASA-affiliated chapter.
Dane Reese, CSP
Reese has more than 15 years of experience in the staffing industry. He is president of and runs day-to-day operations for Stark, a talent firm providing recruitment process outsourcing, executive search, temporary staffing, and contract information technology staffing. Reese is a past president of the Texas Association of Staffing, an ASA-affiliated chapter, and is past chairman of the ASA chapter relations committee. He currently chairs the ASA policy council for the technical, IT, and scientific section.
Roberts manages global work force programs at Broadcom Corp., which includes a worldwide contract labor program governing more than 2,000 contingent and statement of work employees across 26 countries. She also manages immigration, global mobility, background verification, applicant tracking and onboarding for permanent employees. Prior to this role, Roberts served as in-house counsel at Broadcom and at Total System Services where she specialized in negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and business transactions and managing intellectual property rights.
Nicholas Roxborough, Esq.
Roxborough is co-managing partner of Los Angeles-based Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani LLP, a law firm that specializes in representing employers nationwide in all aspects of workers' compensation premium disputes. Together with his partner Drew Pomerance, he obtained the largest punitive damages trial award on behalf of a California employer against its workers' compensation insurance carrier. He has won numerous cases and arbitrations against national carriers, and has fought for and achieved numerous class action settlements against national insurance companies for having violated consumer and employer rights. In 2011, he was named one of the top 50 most influential professionals in the California workers' compensation industry.
Ryall is a social media consultant for John Leonard Employment Services whose expertise is based on savvy social media and personal branding strategies as they relate to the evolving employment market. Ryall focuses on helping job seekers—as well as employed individuals who are not active job seekers—to craft and maintain a sophisticated professional presence. Prior to joining John Leonard Employment Services, Ryall was a member of the marketing team at Bullhorn.
Samuel R. Sacco
Sacco has been a partner with R. A. Cohen Consulting since 1998. He has been involved with the staffing industry for more than 30 years and is an expert on the sales and operating procedures critical to mergers and acquisitions. During his tenure, Sacco has provided in-depth knowledge of the staffing industry and historical understanding of its development to numerous trade publications and news media. He works with temporary, information technology, and technical staffing firms as well as permanent placement firms to help them recognize their different needs. He and his partner Bob Cohen have completed more than 130 merger and acquisition transactions in the staffing industry.
Susan R. Salka
Chief executive officer and president of AMN Healthcare, Salka is an active industry spokesperson in the health care and investment community. She also has served in several other executive positions at AMN Healthcare, including chief financial officer, chief operating office, and senior vice president of business development. Salka currently serves on the board of directors of BIOCOM and San Diego State University's Campanile Foundation. She has been recognized as San Diego's Most Admired Public Company CEO as well as a Healthcare Top Influential. Salka also has received the Exemplary Award, presented as part of the Women Who Mean Business awards.
Tom Sarach Jr.
Sarach has been in the staffing industry for more than 23 years, and is an owner and president of Reliance Staffing Services. He began as a placement specialist in the technical arena focusing on his background and education in computer science. Sarach founded COATS (Complete Office and Automation for Temporary Staffing) after successfully designing this package to function as the core of Reliance's daily operations. COATS is sold and marketed nationwide with more than 3,000 staffing representatives utilizing COATS daily. Sarach brings a unique prospective to staffing as an industry professional and supplier, and also serves as president of the Virginia Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter.
Searns is the chief executive officer of Haley Marketing, a content marketing, social media, and Web design firm that works exclusively with the staffing and recruiting industries. He is a Wharton MBA, and he has more than 15 years of experience designing marketing strategies for temporary staffing and executive recruiting firms.
Paul Siker, CPC
Siker is founder and chief executive officer of Advanced Recruiting Trends. He is also managing partner of the Artisan Group, an executive search firm. Siker has more than 20 years of experience in the recruiting industry, and has also served as an officer, partner, and executive search consultant at the Guild Corp. in the Washington, DC, recruitment marketplace. He is a featured speaker for numerous association meetings nationwide.
Andrew Singer, Esq.
Singer is a partner with Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP and leads the law firm's employment law practice, counseling clients on issues ranging from day-to-day employment and human resource compliance issues to complex employment litigation. Singer has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law and regularly advises companies on employment agreements, compensation structures and restrictive covenants to compliance, discrimination, sexual harassment and social media in the workplace.
Smith is director of search engine optimization and social media at Haley Marketing. Smith is a certified inbound marketing professional, and he has managed the implementation of marketing campaigns for hundreds of staffing and recruiting firms.
Stallard is the director of training and development for the Fairview Park, OH-based Reserves Network, a regional staffing service for the office, industrial, professional, and technical markets. With more than 20 years of business-management experience, Stallard joined the Reserves Network in 1999. She oversees all training and employee improvement initiatives for the company, which includes more than 30 branch offices throughout nine states. Her extensive operations background includes specialization in the areas of corporate policy and procedures, software training and conversion, employee education, recruitment, and business development. Stallard actively volunteers with and supports Junior Achievement, Race for the Cure, Harvest for Hunger, among other nonprofit organizations.
Barbara A. Stockman, JD, CCEP
Stockman is senior director, ethics and compliance, for Kelly Services, and has been a licensed attorney for more than 20 years. As senior corporate counsel for Kelly Services, Stockman has been involved in numerous strategic initiatives including serving as the lead for Kelly Services' 2006-2007 Form I-9 audit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the roll out of the company's nationwide use of E-verify. In 2011, Stockman was instrumental in facilitating Kelly Services' Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) partnership with ICE. Most recently, after completing a rigorous training program and successfully passing the exam, Stockman added to her list of credentials by becoming a certified compliance and ethics professional.
As chief financial officer for MATRIX, Stovall is responsible for all finance-related activities for the company. He manages the company's banking relationships, tax and audit activities, business insurance, real estate transactions, legal interests, and treasury functions. As a member of the executive team, Stovall plays an integral role in launching new business lines and in company acquisitions. Prior to joining MATRIX in 2000, he spent two years with Corporate Express in Atlanta and 11 years with Harris Corp. in Melbourne, FL. A certified public accountant, Stovall began his career with Ernst & Young in Little Rock, AR.
Tricia Tamkin, ECRE
Tamkin is founder and president of Wolftec. Prior to her work with Wolftec and Morgan Consulting Group, Tamkin spent three years with an agency and two years working internally for Whitman-Hart. She was the highest producing recruiter at the agency in her first year in search, and placed 72 technology professionals in her last year at Whitman-Hart. Her extensive experience covers a variety of industry sectors at both operational and strategic levels. She has built several profitable companies and has significant experience in executive search, staff augmentation, outplacement, and the development of all policies and procedures surrounding the successful acquisition and retention of human capital. Last year, Tamkin was named an elite certified recruiting expert by AIRS, a firm that specializes in recruitment training. This certification is held by fewer than 50 recruiting professionals globally, and is the highest level of accreditation for Boolean search in the recruiting industry.
In addition to being a trainer with Morgan Consulting Group, Thibeault is an executive recruiter working with Wolftec. He holds multiple certifications from AIRS, a firm that specializes in recruitment training. Prior to becoming a search consultant and Boolean search expert, Thibeault started his professional career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Command. He left the military to pursue operations leadership and master the application of lean manufacturing. His varieties of roles have exposed him to professionals in a multitude of industries at every level.
John A. Thomas, CTS, CSP
Thomas is vice president of partner development for Nextaff, headquartered in Overland Park, KS. Nextaff is a work force strategy provider with clients and employees in 27 states. Nextaff specializes in helping businesses in all sectors identify, evaluate, acquire, and support talent, enabling them to successfully compete in their marketplace. Thomas is a staffing industry leader with more than 25 years of experience using proven recruiting and talent acquisition strategies to help companies reach their potential by acquiring the right talent. He also is an experienced training and management consultant who has conducted more than 200 industry-specific training programs. Thomas's emphasis has been on making companies more profitable by driving sales, controlling costs, and motivating team members to perform at higher levels.
As the director of professional services with Brightfield Strategies LLC, Walker provides contingent work force advisory services to large global clients, with a focus on managed service provider performance and maturity assessments. He has 20 years of professional services experience. Prior to joining Brightfield, Walker spent nine years working for a global MSP and vendor management system provider, where he led a large-scale global MSP and later designed and implemented VMS and MSP solutions. As a founding member of the Human Capital Institute's managed service program standards committee, Walker was a contributor and editor of the HCI MSP Standards document. He was named a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.
Ann Webster is president of Aquent LLC. Webster oversees a network of more than 40 locations and 350 staff in seven countries. Since her start as an Aquent agent in 1990, Webster's contributions to client development, talent sourcing, management, launching new services, and integrating acquisitions have been invaluable to the company's continued success. Working closely with Aquent's enterprise information department and across other headquarter departments, Webster applies the strength of her business acumen and authentic leadership toward achieving aggressive company goals.
Steve Wehn has more than 28 years of experience in the staffing industry and is vice president of government and community relations for AMN Healthcare. Since joining the company in 1992, Wehn has held senior client sales and service management positions with the travel nurse and allied staffing divisions. In his current role, he is responsible for legislative and regulatory monitoring and assessment. Wehn has spoken and written widely on health care reform and its impact on health care staffing. Before joining AMN Healthcare, he held multi-branch management positions for nine years with Manpower in northern and southern California. Wehn is a founding board member and vice president of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations, serves on the legislative committee with the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations, and is a member of the ASA health care policy council.
Wilen-Daugenti is one of the world's leading authorities on the convergence of education, technology, and the work force. She is vice president and managing director of the Apollo Research Institute and a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Media X program. She is the author of numerous books and papers, including her upcoming 10th book, Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders (January 2013), in which she examines women's contributions to the work place and the economy. Wilen-Daugenti has appeared on national and international radio and television programs. She was named San Francisco Woman of the Year for her outreach efforts and research on women and technology.
Scott Wintrip, PCC
Wintrip is founder and president of StaffingU and the Wintrip Consulting Group. Wintrip has more than 20 years of experience as a staffing industry consultant and spent years on the front lines of the staffing industry, leading regional and national firms. In 2011, Scott was named to the Staffing 100, a list of the most influential leaders in the industry.
Wiseman is president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm. Her challenge to business leaders: Imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. Some of her recent clients include Apple, Salesforce.com, Genentech, GAP, Nike, Symantec, SAP, and Microsoft. She writes for Harvard Business Review and a variety of other business and leadership publications. A former executive at Oracle Corp., Wiseman served as vice president of Oracle University and as the global leader for human resource development.
Wright is vice president and general manager of TAPFIN, a ManpowerGroup operating unit. In this role, Wright oversees all managed service provider strategic planning, sales, operations, solutions design and development, and related support functions for the business. Wright serves as a member of the ManpowerGroup North American leadership team. Prior to ManpowerGroup's acquisition of COMSYS, TAPFIN's former parent company, Wright served as a member of the COMSYS senior management team and president of TAPFIN. He has also worked for BSG Consulting and Ernst & Young LLP.
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