American Staffing Association Inducts Bob Livonius Into Leadership Hall of Fame


Staffing Visionary Is Former ASA Board Chairman and 24-Year Industry Veteran
The American Staffing Association today will induct former board chairman Bob Livonius into the ASA Leadership Hall of Fame. Livonius will be honored during the opening general session of Staffing World® 2015, the association’s annual convention and expo. The award was created in 1985 to recognize outstanding individual contributions made through dedicated service to ASA and the staffing industry.

Livonius was elected to the ASA board of directors in 2007 and served as ASA chairman in 2013. Over the years he chaired and served on several ASA committees and taskforces, including the ASA health care section policy council. Livonius led the development of standards for health care staffing firms, as well as best practices for using vendor management systems and managed service providers.

“Bob Livonius is most deserving of his induction into the Leadership Hall of Fame, and I am delighted to welcome this visionary leader, colleague, and friend into the ranks of this most prestigious group of industry leaders,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “One of Bob’s most enduring qualities is how passionate he has been and continues to be about giving back to the industry that he loves—this passion has been reflected in the numerous volunteer and leadership roles he held within ASA over many years. His contributions to ASA and the staffing industry as a whole are wide-reaching and profound. He has helped to elevate and advance our industry and everyone associated with it in countless ways.”

A 24-year veteran of the staffing industry, Livonius was a c-level executive of two large staffing firms—as chief operating officer with Spherion for 12 years and as chief executive officer with Medfinders for seven years. He helped lead the acquisition of Medfinders by AMN Healthcare in 2010. Livonius served as AMN Healthcare president, strategic workforce solutions, until he retired earlier this year. He remains active in the staffing industry, serving on the ettain group board and as operating executive with New MainStream Capital.

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