Lesa Frances Elected ASA Board Chair

Members of the American Staffing Association elected or reelected eight directors last week during Staffing World, the ASA’s annual convention and expo.

The directors are:

Lesa Francis
Lesa Francis

Following the election the board selected its new officers for the following year. They are:

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  • Chair: Lesa Francis.
  • First Vice Chair: Susan Dietrich.
  • Second Vice Chair: Kelly McCreight, he is the president of Hamilton-Ryker.
  • Treasurer: Karenjo Goodwin
  • Secretary: Peter Quigley is SVP, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Kelly Services, Inc.

Other directors currently serving on the board are: Threase Baker, CSP, TSC, Abbtech Professional Resources Inc.; Jeff Bowling, Delta Cos.; Jeffrey S. Burnett, CSP, Labor Finders International Inc.; John A. Elwood, CSP, Elwood Staffing Services Inc. (immediate past chairman); James A. Essey, CSP, TemPositions Group of Cos.; Robert A. Funk, Express Employment Professionals; Kristen Harris, CSP, Portfolio Creative; Greg Holland, Adecco Group North America; Dane Reese, CSP, PeopleAxiom; Leo Sheridan, Advanced Group; and Dan Thomson, CHG Healthcare Services Inc.

Representatives from 12 independent firms and 12 national companies serve on the board of directors.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

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