Susan Dietrich, SPHR
Dietrich is a principal owner of TOPS Staffing LLC, AllTek
Staffing & Resource Group Inc., e-Staff Consulting Group,
AccountStaff Inc., Sterling Office Professionals, and TVS Inc. She began
the western chapter of the Pennsylvania Staffing Association, an
ASA-affiliated chapter, and served as its president for three years.
Dietrich also has served on the ASA chapter leadership council and the
chapter past presidents committee.
Kelly McCreight, CSP
First Vice Chairman
McCreight is president of the Hamilton-Ryker Co., which
provides commercial staffing, information technology staff augmentation,
and IT managed services across several locations in the Southeast.
McCreight began his career with Hamilton-Ryker in 1993 as a staffing
coordinator. Over his 20 years with the firm, he has worked as a
vendor-on-premise, branch manager, business development manager, and
controller; he became president of Hamilton-Ryker in 2009. McCreight is
also a past president and current board member of the Tennessee Staffing
Association and a member of the ASA industrial section policy council.
Second Vice Chairman
Goodwin is the founder and chief executive officer of Exact
Staff Inc., a family of staffing, search, and recruitment outsourcing
companies headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA. Founded in 1996, Exact
Staff is one of the largest independent woman-owned staffing companies
in California. Goodwin has served as a founding executive of American
Business Careers in New York and has held executive positions for
international, national, and regional staffing companies.
Quigley is senior vice president and general counsel for
Kelly Services Inc. As general counsel, Quigley oversees all domestic
and international legal functions of the company. He also manages the
areas of employment law, litigation and compliance, contracts
administration, risk management, global security, and government
affairs. Quigley joined Kelly Services in 2002. Prior to that, he worked
for more than 10 years at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Corp.
Earlier in his career, he practiced law in Washington, DC. He is a
member of the state bar of Michigan and District of Columbia bar.
Sheridan is chief executive officer and president of the
Advanced Group, a staffing firm with four branch offices throughout the
Chicagoland area. In 1987, Sheridan founded Advanced Resources in 1987,
and the firm quickly expanded, and Sheridan added additional businesses
to create the Advanced Group. Today, the Advanced Group includes
Advanced Resources, Advanced Clinical, the WunderLand Group, and
TriWorth. Sheridan also has provided leadership to a variety of
professional organizations, including the National Association of
Computer Consulting Businesses and Young Presidents’ Organization. He
also has served as a board member and two-year president for the
Illinois Association of Personnel Services.
Threase Baker, CSP, TSC
Baker is president and an owner of Abbtech Professional
Resources Inc. Based in Washington, DC, the company supports both the
government and private sectors by providing information technology,
engineering, and office–clerical staffing services, as well as personal
identity verification. Baker has more than 20 years of staffing industry
experience. She is past president of the Capital Area Staffing
Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter.
Bickes is president and chief executive officer of EmployBridge Holding Co. He previously served as CEO of Staffing Resources/Career Blazers Inc. and, prior to that, held the positions of senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Staffing Resources Inc. In 2000, Bickes led the management acquisition of 141 locations of Career Blazers Commercial Staffing. He began his staffing career as a senior manager with Norrell Services Inc., where he held positions as corporate credit manager and area, regional, and divisional vice president.
With more than 17 years of experience in the staffing
industry, Bowling is chief executive officer of the Delta Cos., a
Dallas-based health care staffing firm. Under Bowling's leadership, the
company has received multiple Best Places to Work awards; it has also
been named to Inc. magazine's list of America's fastest-growing
companies for the past several years. Bowling is currently a member of
the association's health care section policy council.
Jeffrey S. Burnett, CSP
Burnett is president and chief executive officer of Labor
Finders International Inc., based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. With more
than 26 years of staffing industry experience, he has held positions
ranging from field operations to executive management. An ASA past
chairman, he has also chaired the association's industrial section
policy council and several committees. Burnett was president of the
Florida Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter, and StaffPac
Inc., Florida's staffing industry political action committee.
W. Benjamin "Ben" Elliott
Elliott is managing director of finance and administration
for Randstad General Partners (U.S.) LLC. Prior to that, Elliott served
as chief financial officer of OneSource Inc. He has also served as
senior vice president and CFO of Allied Automotive Group, as executive
vice president for RealEstate.com, and as senior vice president and CFO
of National Linen Service. Elliott began his career as a staff auditor
at Arthur Andersen & Co., becoming a certified public accountant in
the state of Illinois in 1980.
John A. Elwood, CSP
Elwood is president of Elwood Staffing Services Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, IN, Elwood Staffing Services operates 220
service locations in 31 states and employs more than 100,000 temporary
employees each year. Elwood previously served as executive vice
president for the company. He was appointed to the ASA board of
directors in 2008.
James A. Essey, CSP
Essey is president and chief executive officer of the
TemPositions Group of Cos., which operates in New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, and California. He served five terms as president of the
ASA-affiliated New York chapter. Essey also served as ASA chairman in
2004 and has chaired the chapter relations, member education and
certification, political action, and industry practices committees. He
currently chairs the legal and legislative committee.
Lesa Francis, CSP
Immediate Past Chairman
Francis is president and chief executive officer of Supplemental Health Care, a national health care staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions company. Prior to joining Supplemental, Francis had served as president and CEO of Staffmark, senior vice president of business development and operations at Spherion, and held various positions with Adecco, from branch manager to regional vice president.
Robert A. Funk
Funk is president, chief executive officer, and chairman of
the board for Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in
Oklahoma City, the staffing company awarded its first Express franchise
in 1985, and has since grown to more than 560 franchises in the U.S.,
Canada, and South Africa. Under Funk's leadership, Express Employment
Professionals has put more than five million people to work worldwide
and nearly 275,000 in Oklahoma since 1983.
Gimbel is the founder and chief executive officer of LaSalle Network, based in Chicago. Founded in 1998, LaSalle Network specializes in staffing accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, and marketing positions, as well as executive search. Prior to starting LaSalle Network, Gimbel spent several years in sales and marketing. He was honored on the Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 and was inducted in the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Gimbel serves on the board of directors of Ounce of Prevention and is an active member in the Young Presidents' Organization and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Harris is cofounder and chief executive officer of ettain group, an information technology, health care IT, and digital creative talent solutions company with offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Tennessee, and Texas. He cofounded the National Staffing Alliance and the IT Staffing Executive Roundtable. Harris also is a board member of IT-ology, a community organization devoted to influencing and promoting IT-related education.
Kristen Harris, CSP
Harris is chief operating officer and co-founder of
Columbus, OH-based Portfolio Creative, a niche staffing and recruiting
firm focused on the marketing, advertising, and design fields. The firm
is a certified woman-owned business, has appeared on Inc. magazine's list of America's fastest growing companies, and has been named Best Temporary Staffing Agency by Columbus CEO
magazine. Prior to starting Portfolio Creative, Harris held design and
art direction positions at companies such as Structure, Limited Too, and
Victoria's Secret. She served on the ASA professional section policy
council in 2012, and then served as that section's policy council
chairman in 2013.
Hartman is president of Allegis Global Solutions, has more than 20 years of experience with the Allegis Group family, and is responsible for strategically expanding the AGS footprint around the globe. A founding member and president of Allegis Group Services, he leads an international team that focuses on quality, thought leadership, innovation, and talent development.
Holland is senior vice president, general counsel, and
secretary of Adecco Group North America. Holland manages the Adecco
Group North America legal department with responsibility for legal and
regulatory matters in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Most recently,
Holland was senior vice president, chief legal officer, and secretary of
MPS Group Inc. and a member of MPS Group’s executive committee.
Holland assisted with the sale of MPS Group to Adecco and led the global
legal department at MPS, including mergers and acquisitions, disclosure
controls and procedures, general commercial and corporate matters,
employment law, and litigation.
Dan Struve, CSP
Struve is founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of
Helpmates Staffing Services, based in Irvine, CA. He served as president
of California Staffing Professionals, an ASA-affiliated chapter, for
two years. A founding member of the Orange County chapter of California
Staffing Professionals, he served on the chapter board for several
years. Struve was elected ASA chairman in 1991, chaired the convention
committee twice, and has chaired the member education and certification
committee. He currently is chairman of the workers' compensation
Thomson is senior vice president and general counsel of CHG
Healthcare Services Inc. He is a member of CHG’s senior executive team
responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategic
plans and initiatives. He also oversees the legal, risk management,
quality management, and government relations functions of the company.
Prior to joining CHG, Thomson was executive vice president of business
development and general counsel of a health care-related consumer goods
company. He began his legal career in the corporate and securities
department of Latham & Watkins. Prior to his legal career, Thomson
worked as a certified public accountant and consultant for one of the
world’s largest international accounting firms.
Mark Toth, CSP
Toth is chief legal officer for ManpowerGroup's North
American operations. He also serves on its global leadership team and
North American lead team. Toth is a frequent speaker on workplace legal
topics and writes an award-winning employment law blog.
Wehn joined AMN Heathcare in 1993 and is currently vice president of government and
community relations. His responsibilities include legislative and regulatory advocacy
and compliance as well as overseeing the company’s corporate social responsibility programs.
Prior to 2005, Wehn served as senior vice president of client services in AMN’s Travel Nurse and Allied divisions.