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ASA Concludes Successful Convention; Names 2016 Leaders

At the annual membership meeting held last week during Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, association members elected eight directors:
Susan Dietrich, SPHR, AllTek Staffing & Resource Group Inc.
W. Benjamin “Ben” Elliott, Randstad General Partners (U.S.) LLC
Lesa Francis, CSP, Staffmark
Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network
Karenjo Goodwin, Exact Staff Inc.
Dan Struve, CSP, Helpmates Staffing Services
Mark Toth, CSP, ManpowerGroup
Steve Wehn, AMN Heathcare

The board approved the chairman’s appointment of two directors:
Tom Bickes, EmployBridge
Chris Hartman, Allegis Group

The board elected officers:
Lesa Francis, CSP, Staffmark, chairman
Susan Dietrich, SPHR, AllTek Staffing & Resource Group Inc., first vice chairman
Kelly McCreight, CSP, Hamilton-Ryker Co., second vice chairman
Karenjo Goodwin, Exact Staff Inc., treasurer
Peter Quigley, Kelly Services Inc., secretary

ASA thanks outgoing board member Dan Campbell, CSP, Hire Dynamics, for his many contributions and outstanding service to the association.

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. For brief bios, visit