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Staffmark President and CEO Joins American Staffing Association Board of Directors


CINCINNATI, OH – Staffmark is proud to announce that Lesa Francis, President and CEO of Staffmark, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Staffing Association (ASA).

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting.

“I am honored to be a member of the ASA board,” said Francis. “I am proud of the work that Staffmark and other staffing companies do to help people find jobs and companies find great people. I look forward to working with industry leaders to promote and expand our industry."

In addition to the ASA board of directors, Francis is also a member of the inaugural National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board, and has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts' list of the top 100 most influential people in the staffing industry.

Prior to joining Staffmark, Francis held the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Spherion. In that position she had national responsibility for their Staffing and Workforce Management business. Prior to her 14 years at Spherion, Francis held various positions with Adecco, from Branch Manager to Regional Vice President over her seven years with the company. She has a degree in Business Management from Northwest Missouri State University.