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Help Advance the Industry by Volunteering With ASA—Deadline This Week

Are you looking for opportunities to contribute your skills and insights in the staffing industry, and serve as an industry leader? ASA is currently seeking dedicated members for volunteer committees and councils.

Apply for a volunteer opportunity to work directly with other members, learn about workforce trends and best practices, and build on your experience to become a thought leader with the association.

Applications for several opportunities are due this week. Log in to ASA Central and visit the Volunteer page to find an opportunity that fits your interests.

ASA Concludes Successful Virtual Convention; Names 2021 Leaders

At the annual membership meeting held virtually last week during Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, association members elected eight directors:
Threase Baker, TSC, CSP, Abbtech Professional Resources Inc.
Jeffrey S. Burnett, CSP, Labor Finders International Inc.
John A. Elwood, CSP, Elwood Staffing
James A. Essey, CSP, the TemPositions Group of Cos.
Chris Hartman, Allegis Group
Janette Marx, Airswift
Leo Sheridan, Advanced Group (immediate past chairman)
Ken Taunton, CSC, Royster Group

The board elected officers:
Joyce Russell, Adecco Group US Foundation, chairman
W. Benjamin “Ben” Elliott, Randstad, first vice chairman
Threase Baker, TSC, CSP, Abbtech Professional Resources Inc., second vice chairman
Joanie Bily Courtney, EmployBridge Holding Co., treasurer
Jeff Bowling, Curative, secretary

Other directors currently serving on the board are Susan Dietrich, TOPS Staffing LLC; Robert A. Funk, Express Employment Professionals; Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network; Karenjo Goodwin, Exact Staff Inc.; Jeff Harris, Workforce Unlimited; Kristen Harris, CSP, Portfolio Creative; Kelly McCreight, CSP, Hamilton-Ryker; Ranjini Poddar, Artech LLC; Peter W. Quigley, Kelly; Dan Struve, CSP, Helpmates Staffing Services; Mark Toth, CSP, ManpowerGroup; and Steve Wehn, AMN Healthcare. For brief bios, visit

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Dealing With Unconscious Bias

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Discovering and Overcoming Unconscious Bias,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn how you can change your behaviors once you’ve recognized your unconscious bias to be more inclusive and create an environment where biases don’t hold people back.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit