The American Staffing Association yesterday afternoon honored Nicole Bieker, CSP, vice president of operations at Milliner & Associates in Indianapolis, as its 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Bieker was honored during the opening general session of Staffing World® 2017, the association’s annual convention and expo, in Chicago.
The ASA Volunteer of the Year program, launched in 2016, recognizes an individual who is an outstanding contributor on an ASA committee, section council, regional council, task force, or working group. Honorees are selected based on nominations submitted by peers from across the U.S.—all ASA volunteers.
Bieker has volunteered with ASA since 2014, when she first got involved with the ASA-affiliated chapter in Indiana. Today, she is chairman of the ASA Indiana regional council and of the ASA corporate social responsibility committee. She is also a member of the ASA staffing as a career committee.
In addition, Bieker is heavily involved in Jobs for America’s Graduates—an ASA philanthropic partner. JAG works with underserved students, providing job readiness coaching, internships, and mentoring to prepare them for the future. Milliner & Associates works with JAG Indiana students at Decatur Central High School. Employees serve as mock interviewers and classroom guest speakers, and host numerous professional development activities during the school year. Bieker has become a JAG champion by collaborating with JAG National to assist ASA member firms from across the U.S. in creating partnerships with the organization in their geographic areas.
Bieker also gives back to a variety of Indianapolis-based organizations by serving as a member of the Butler University Career Services Advisory Board, EmployIndy Youth Committee, Indiana INTERNnet Employer Advisory Board, and the Indy Chamber—serving as president-elect of the Indy Chamber ambassadors.
“Nicole Bieker really raises the bar when it comes to giving back and supporting people, organizations, and worthwhile causes, and is extremely deserving to be recognized as the 2017 ASA Volunteer of the Year,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “ASA thanks Nicole for her leadership, dedication, and valuable input, which have helped advance the association and the entire staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions industry.”
“To receive this award from my peers and from an organization that I am truly proud to represent means more to me than anyone will ever know and is beyond anything I could have ever imagined for myself and my career,” Bieker said. “To be recognized for work that is my heart’s true passion in an industry that has provided me with so many amazing opportunities to give back to my profession and community is an absolute honor and privilege.”
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