American Staffing Association Elects 2020 Board of Directors


The members of the American Staffing Association elected individuals to serve three-year terms on the ASA board of directors at the annual membership meeting during Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, in Las Vegas, last week.

The board elected eight directors: Jeff Bowling, the Delta Cos.; Joanie Courtney, Employbridge Holding Co.; Robert A. Funk, Express Employment Professionals; Jeff Harris, ettain group; Kristen Harris, CSP, Portfolio Creative; Kelly McCreight, CSP, Hamilton-Ryker; Peter W. Quigley, Kelly Services Inc.; and Joyce Russell, Adecco Group US Foundation. The board also approved three chairman appointments: Janette Marx, Airswift; Ranjini Poddar, Artech LLC; and Ken Taunton, CSC, the Royster Group.

The ASA board of directors elected a new slate of officers:
Leo Sheridan, Advanced Group, chairman
Chris Hartman, Allegis Group, first vice chairman
W. Benjamin “Ben” Elliott, Randstad, second vice chairman
Threase Baker, TSC, CSP, Abbtech Professional Resources Inc., treasurer
Joyce Russell, Adecco Group US Foundation, secretary

Other directors currently serving on the board are Jeffrey S. Burnett, CSP, Labor Finders International Inc.; Susan Dietrich, TOPS Staffing LLC; John A. Elwood, CSP, Elwood Staffing Services; James A. Essey, CSP, the TemPositions Group of Cos.; Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network; Karenjo Goodwin, Exact Staff Inc. (immediate past chairman); Dan Struve, CSP, Helpmates; Mark Toth, CSP, Manpower Group; and Steve Wehn, AMN Healthcare.

Representatives from independent firms and national companies serve on the ASA board of directors.

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