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ASA Awards Women in Leadership Scholarships to Celarity’s Larson, Health Carousel’s Ross, and High Profile Staffing’s Willis


The American Staffing Association today announced that Katie Larson of Celarity Inc.; Donita Ross of Health Carousel; and Tiffany Willis, CSP, of High Profile Staffing have been named the recipients of ASA Women in Leadership Scholarships.

Established in 2020, the Women in Leadership Scholarship program honors rising stars who show exemplary professional growth potential and a commitment to a career in the staffing and recruiting industry.

“We are thrilled to recognize Katie, Donita, and Tiffany for their accomplishments in their staffing careers thus far and for their high career potential moving forward,” said Maggie Williams of Arevo Group, chairman of the ASA Women in Leadership Scholarship program task force. “The task force received more than 50 applications this year, and they stood out as exceptional emerging leaders in our industry. We are excited that their career growth will be accelerated by attending Staffing World® 2021 and the THRIVE: Live preconvention program in September.”

Each recipient will attend two ASA events at no charge: THRIVE: Live at Staffing World 2021 preconvention program Sept. 27–28 and Staffing World, Sept. 28–30. Both events take place at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver.

This scholarship program is possible thanks to support from Assurance, a founding sponsor of the ASA women in leadership interest group. Additional women in leadership interest group sponsors are Anthem, Bullhorn, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, Essential StaffCARE, Sense, and WorkN.

Learn more about this year’s award recipients:

Katie Larson, Celarity Inc.

A six-year veteran of Celarity who’s received multiple promotions during her tenure, Katie Larson has helped more than 250 candidates in the marketing industry land positions at more than 60 organizations throughout the country. She also serves as a Celarity brand ambassador who has spoken at events throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. Larson received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota.

Donita Ross, Health Carousel

Donita Ross brings nearly three decades of acute hospital experience to her role as the director of nursing and quality improvement for Health Carousel. A Cincinnati native, she has developed and led several multistate educational conferences and specialty certification review courses and has spoken at regional, national, and international conferences. Ross received her bachelor of science degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing administration from the Mount St. Joseph’s University.

Tiffany Willis, High Profile Staffing

Tiffany Willis joined High Profile Staffing in 2017 and serves as a recruiter in the finance and accounting division. She is also a member of the board of directors for the Women’s Finance Exchange of Dallas. In addition to receiving her bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Central Arkansas and master of business administration degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Willis received her Certified Staffing Professional® certification from the American Staffing Association.

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