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  • Monday, April 06, 2015 11:05 AM | Anonymous

    HAAPC Announces Production Winners for 2014

    On March 26, 2015 the Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC) recognized the achievements of their members by hosting the 33rd Annual Awards Program. HAAPC is a professional trade association dedicated to promoting high standards in business practices and state of the art educational programs for members of the staffing and recruiting industry. Held at the Norris Center in CityCentre and emceed by Barbara Bruno from Good as Gold Training, the Annual Awards program announces and celebrates the production winners of HAAPC members within various categories. Congratulations!



    Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

    Mike Vineyard, CPC – Qualitec


    Outstanding Contribution to the Association

    Laura Bowen, CTS – ExecuTeam Staffing




    Contract/Temporary Placement-Light Industrial Division

    1st PLACE =   Burnett Specialists, Alcon

    Lindsay Tristan

    2nd PLACE =  Carlton Staffing, Southwest Branch

    Beth Hammond. CTS -  Jonathan Carpenter -  Katie Sechrist, CTS - Janet Allen, CTS - Sara Lozano

    3rd PLACE =  Carlton Staffing, Northwest Branch

    Stephen Horton - Jennifer Finley -  Julia Talamantes


    Contract/Temporary Placement-Administrative Support

    1st PLACE =   Burnett Specialists, Northwest

    Patsy Ford – Patti Villarreal, PHR

    2nd PLACE =  Burnett Specialists, Greenway Plaza

    Michelle Waldren

    3rd PLACE =  Burnett Specialists, Westchase

    Bonnie Randolph

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (4th)=  Murray Resources

    Casey Landers, CPC - Kimberly Carpenter, CPC/CTS - Lisa Durham, CPC - Elizabeth Orea



    Contract/Temporary Placement-Technical/Professional

    1st PLACE =   Hire Technology

    Janet Clark, CPC

    2nd PLACE =  Nearterm Corporation

    Matt Watson – Nerissa Hawkins – Catharina Shaw - Gayle Tapps – Tonia Tucker - Jimmy Higgins




    Blended Services-Administrative Support-Team Award

    1st PLACE =   ExecuTeam Staffing

    Lindsey McCrory, CSP - Kelli Rightmyer - Lina Faye Gibbs - Tania Morales -  Barbara Vaknine, CTS/CSP

    2nd PLACE =  Carlton Staffing- Inner Loop

    Beth Hammond, CTS - Jonathan Carpenter - Ashleigh Kraatz - Chelsea Lavoie


    Blended Services-Technical/Professional-Team Awards

    1st PLACE =   UltraStaff

    Jolyn West Scheirman - Tom West - Maria Mosqueda - Kelly Holter - Brenda Rodriguez - Eloisa Rodriguez - Marquita Orr

    2nd PLACE =  Physician Resources

    Rebecca Orzabal - Laura Fleming - Angela Garcia - Consuelo Franklin - Natalia Torres

    3rd PLACE =  Employer Flexible

    Kevin Rogers, CPC/CTS - Bonnye Kirk, CTS Rina Garza - Kyle McHenry - Jeannie Perry

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (4th) =  Team1Medical Staffing

    Jessica Randolph, CTS

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (5th) =  Carltech Engineering & IT

    Jeff Thigpen - Blake Pellerin - Carlos Delgado - Paul Park


    Blended Services-Administrative Support-Individual Awards

    1st PLACE =   Janet Allen, CTS – Carlton Staffing

    2nd PLACE =  Sara Lozano – Carlton Staffing

    3rd PLACE =  Joni Hruska Fichter, CTS – Career Placement, Inc

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (4th) =  Katie Sechrist, CTS – Carlton Staffing

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (5th) = Charise Spedale, CPC – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (6th) = Jennifer Lacy Briscoe – Hiring Source

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (7th) = Susan Stone – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (8th) = Christina Gomez, CPC – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (9th) = Ashley Golden – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (10th) = Jamie Crowe – Burnett Specialists

    Blended Services-Technical/Professional-Individual Awards

    1st PLACE =   Bonnye Kirk, CTS – Employer Flexible

    2nd PLACE =  Kevin Gwinn - Burnett Specialists

    3rd PLACE =  Shelley Blount, PHR – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (4th) =  Sarah Smith Terry, CPC – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (5th) = Rina Garza – Employer Flexible

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (6th) = Meredith Clem – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (7th) = Nicole Stoker, CPC– Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (8th) = Amanda McNeil, CPC– Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (9th) = Molly Gutierrez – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (10th) = Terry Fisher – Burnett Specialists

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (10th) = Marlies Ledbetter, CPC – Burnett Specialists


    ***Within the Direct Hire Categories, individuals who billed more than $1 Million in 2014 earned a place in the Million Dollar Club and received a Blue Logo pin . 

    **Individuals who billed more than $500,000 in 2014 earned a place in the Half Million Dollar Club and received a Red Logo pin.

    * Individuals who billed more than $250,000 in 2014 earned a place in the Quarter Million Dollar Club and received a White Logo Pin.


    Direct Hire- Administrative Support

    1st PLACE =   Casey Landers CPC – Murray Resources *

    2nd PLACE =  Elithia Marshi – MK Personnel *

    3rd PLACE =  Kimberly Carpenter CPC/CTS – Murray Resources *

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (4th) =  Evelyn Burnett – MK Personnel


    Direct Hire-Technical Professional

    1st PLACE =   Gladney B Darroh – Piper Morgan ***

    2nd PLACE =  Nicole Self – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    3rd PLACE =  Paul Johnson – The Austin Group **

    4th PLACE =   Mark Dremely, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    5th PLACE =  Truett Allen – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    6th PLACE =  Michael Finch – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    7th PLACE =   Kelly Thomas – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    8th PLACE =  Ken McQueen, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts**

    9th PLACE =  Janet O’Neal – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    10th PLACE =   Tyna Truong – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    11th PLACE =  Ted McCrann – The Austin Group **

    12th PLACE =  Stephanie Johnson, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    13th PLACE =   Lisa Martin – Richard, Wayne & Roberts **

    14th PLACE =  Susan Benson – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    15th PLACE =   Eric Holzer, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    16th PLACE =  Steve Emshoff – Piper Morgan *

    17th PLACE =  John Martinez – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    18th PLACE =  Bob Doyle, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    19th PLACE =  Kristi Noble – Austin Group *

    20th PLACE =   Alexis Rogers, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (21st) =  Lisa Cherry – The Attorney Recruiter *

    Top Fifty (22nd) =  Vickie Nelson – Austin Group *

    Top Fifty (23rd) =  Neshia Plair – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (24th) =  Jessica Bellew – Austin Group *

    Top Fifty (25th) =  Steven Hadnot – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (26th) =  Anna Colosimo – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (27th) =  Ruth Schlanger, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (28th) =  Tania Killebrew – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (29th) =  Kate Crow, Nearterm Corporation*

    Top Fifty (30th) =  Mike Vineyard, CPC – Qualitec *

    Top Fifty (31st) =  Kurt Dawson, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (32nd) =  Linda Wickard, CPC – Murray Resources*

    Top Fifty (33rd) =  Derek James – Piper Morgan *

    Top Fifty (34th) =  Jeremiah Situka – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (35th) =  Robin Payne – Richard, Wayne & Roberts *

    Top Fifty (36th) =  Scott Hill – Qualitec *

    Top Fifty (37th) =  Marc Holdaway – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (38th) =  Danielle Lieder – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (39th) =  Kristi Pickett – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (40th) =  Andy Kinard, CPC & Robert Fragoso – Murray Resources Technical Team

    Top Fifty (41st) =  Janel McNeal – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (42nd) =  Catherine Horadam, CPC – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (43rd) =  Eileen Cagle - Qualitec

    Top Fifty (44th) =  Gary Bryson - Nearterm Corporation

    Top Fifty (45th) =  Pat Brown - Qualitec

    Top Fifty (46th) =  Sam Riegler – Austin Group

    Top Fifty (47th) =  Shanna Finucane – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (48th) =  Stephanie Ou – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (49th) =  Megan Jackson – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Top Fifty (50th) =  Jennifer Turpin – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Outstanding Achievement (51st) =  Nick Scott – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Outstanding Achievement (52nd) =  Michael Smith – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Outstanding Achievement (53rd) =  Ray McKinney – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

    Outstanding Achievement (54th) =  John Konis, CPC – Murray Resources

    Outstanding Achievement (55th) =  Andrea Biery, CPC - Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (56th) =  Tonya Pruett - Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (57th) =  Stacy Johnson - Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (58th) =  Josh Burke – Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (59th) =  Gayle Tapps – Nearterm Corporation

    Outstanding Achievement (60th) =  Stanley Toll - Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (61st) =  Claude Von Holden - Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (62nd) =  Lindsay Brown - Qualitec

    Outstanding Achievement (63rd) =  Tom Edick – Nearterm Corporation

    Outstanding Achievement (64th) =  Lauren Vigil – Austin Group




    Administrative Support

    Tania Morales – ExecuTeam Staffing


    Technical Professional

    Ray McKinney – Richard, Wayne & Roberts

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:31 PM | Laura Bowen, CTS (Administrator)

    Holiday toys and items donated at the HAAPC 2014 Holiday Party were delivered to
    CPS BEAR and The Center by HAAPC BOD members - Joni and Judy.

    We want to thank all who contributed to our event in order to sponsor the organizations.

  • Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    2013 Awards: NOMINATION BALLOT WORKSHEETS are now available!


    Direct Hire Award Rules and
    DH Award_Rules.2013.pdf
    Direct Hire. Individual or Team..xlsx

    Blended Services Award Rules and Worksheet(s)
    Blended Services Award_Rules. 2013.pdf
    Blended Services Team Worksheet..xlsx
    Blended Services Individual Worksheet..xlsx

    Contract/Temporary Award Rules and Worksheet
    ontract Award Rules.2013.pdf
    Contract . Temporary Placement..xlsx

    BALLOT WORKSHEETS are due no later than 5pm Wednesday, February 12th.

    Please EMAIL completed worksheets to

    Mailed or Faxed Worksheets will not be accepted. 

    Awards Luncheon will be held Friday, March 28th at The Junior League of Houston featuring GREG DOERSCHING as our emcee.

    HAAPC website program registration is required to attend.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Our Holiday Party and Silent Auction was enjoyed by all those who attended on December 10th at Maggiano's Little Italy. Money was raised to benefit 'The Center' and 'BEAR' through a charity auction and donations towards a cash raffle.

    On December 11th board members, Joni Fichter and Judy Collins visited the organizations to offer the toys, gifts, necessities, and cash to the recipients of both charities.

    We appreciate all our 2013 HAAPC members and affiliates. Thank you for making this a fantastic year of educational opportunities, fellowship, and fun!

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Danny Cahill visited Houston - and it was a great day full of Intense Training! HAAPC and TFI Resources were very excited to see so many in attendance. Recruiters from all over Texas were able to walk away with useful material to immediately implement at their desks! Many 'Thanks' to all who attended ~ The event was a Huge Success!     




  • Friday, August 02, 2013 1:33 PM | Anonymous

    Roger Kemper of Sandler Training Houston presented material on sales and how to differentiate oneself in the market. We had 17 personnel consultants attending this event held at Sandler Training in southwest Houston. Roger's presentation was engaging and enjoyable. The attending recruiters shared issues that were addressed with real solutions related to the staffing industry. HAAPC appreciates that Roger was available and willing to offer our July Lunch 'n Learn program.




    Sponsored by:

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:18 PM | Anonymous
    Thank you!
  • Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:17 PM | Anonymous

    Ballots and Worksheets are now available!!!!

    General Information.pdf

    Direct Hire Award Worksheet
    DH Placement Award.pdf
    DH worksheet 2012.xlsx

    Blended Services Award Worksheet
    Blended Services Award_Rules.pdf
    Blended Services Individual Worksheet.xls
    Blended Services Team worksheet.xlsx

    Contract/Temporary Award Worksheet
    Contract Temp Rules.pdf
    Contract Temp worksheet.xlsx

    Electronic ballots will be due no later than 5pm Friday, February 20th. Mailed or Faxed Worksheets will not be accepted. Ballots are now available online.

    Please email Vanessa for a token and link to the ballot at or

    Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 21st at The Junior League of Houston featuring Barbara Bruno as our emcee.
  • Monday, December 10, 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    HAAPC held their annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction this past
    Thursday, December 6th,2012!

    We would like to take this time to thank everyone who was able to make it out last week! It was a wonderful night filled with good ol' Holiday cheer, goodwill and unity! We couldn't have asked for better company and we are very happy you were able to help us in contributing donations to our charities The Center and Spina Bifida!


    Below is a slideshow of all the fun and festivities and a picture of our very own special committee board members Joni Hruska- Fichter and Judy Collins with Catherine Chandler of The Center.

  • Friday, August 03, 2012 10:44 AM | Anonymous
    We are excited to extend the opportunity of having you save $$$ on your NAPS Registration! We kindly thank NAPS for allowing the host state to use this generous discount.

    Here is a list of the great speakers that will be in attendance this year!

    Danny Cahill - Opening Keynote *2011 HAAPC Speaker
    Jim Bleech - Owner/Manager Keynote
    Jon Bartos *2012 HAAPC Speaker
    Amy Bingham
    Barb Bruno *2012 HAAPC Speaker
    Jon Davis
    Greg Doersching *2012 HAAPC Speaker
    Mike Gionta
    Jeff Kaye / Rob Mosley *2012 HAAPC Speaker
    Jenifer Lambert
    • Amy Bingham
    Laura Stoker
    • Lynn Mesmer
    Mike Goldman
    Marc Freedman
    Susan Young
    Danny Sarch
    Patricia Drain
    Jamie Schwartz

    Email Vanessa at for the discount code to apply at registration.

    See you in San Antonio!

    - HAAPC
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