October 9, 2023

Volunteer With ASA—Applications Due This Month

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. Log in to ASA Central and visit the volunteer page to find an opportunity that fits your interests. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—State-Specific Cybersecurity Laws

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Beyond California: Update on State Laws Related to Cybersecurity and Privacy,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. In an increasingly online world, businesses face the growing challenge of safeguarding personal data about employees and consumers while complying with rapidly changing state laws and regulations. Many states—not just California—have been enacting cybersecurity and privacy laws, and attorney Mitzi Hill will provide a comprehensive update on state-specific legislation. Sponsored by Taylor English.

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 americanstaffing.net.

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ASA Concludes Successful Convention; Names 2024 Leaders

At the annual membership meeting held last week during Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, association members elected three directors:
Dana Baughns, Allegis Group
Laura MacNeel, Aya Healthcare
Robin Mee, MeeDerby

The board elected officers:
Joanie Bily, Employbridge Holding Co., chair
Jeff Bowling, Re-Sourcing Group, first vice chair
Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network, second vice chair
Janette Marx, Airswift, treasurer
Ken Taunton, CSC, Royster Group, secretary

ASA thanks outgoing board members John Elwood, Elwood Staffing; Chris Hartman, Allegis Group; and Leo Sheridan, Advanced Group, for their many contributions and outstanding service to the association.

Other directors currently serving on the board are Threase Baker, TSC, CSP, Abbtech Professional Resources Inc. (immediate past chair); Jeffrey S. Burnett, CSP, Labor Finders International Inc.; Susan Dietrich, SPHR, AllTek Staffing and Resource Group Inc.; W. Benjamin “Ben” Elliott, Randstad; James A. Essey, CSP, TemPositions Group of Cos.; Karenjo Goodwin, Exact Staff Inc.; Jeff Harris, Workforce Unlimited; Kristen Harris, CSP, Portfolio Creative; Jason Leverant, TSC, CSP, CSC, CHP, AtWork Group; Kelly McCreight, CSP, Hamilton-Ryker; Ranjini Poddar, Artech LLC; Peter W. Quigley, Kelly; Joyce Russell, Adecco Group US Foundation; Mark Toth, CSP, ManpowerGroup; Steve Wehn, AMN Healthcare; and DeLibra Wesley, National Recruiting Consultants. Representatives from 12 independent firms and 12 national companies serve on the board of directors. For brief bios, visit americanstaffing.net.

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