Each member of our volunteer board is elected to a two-year term. It’s with gratitude and pride that we announce our first-ever board members.
Executive Director, ATAP
Ben Gotkin is the executive director of ATAP and principal consultant at Recruiting Toolbox. Ben draws from over 22 years of experience in various tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizations including Recruiting Toolbox, Marriott International, RSM, The MITRE Corporation, Intelsat and BAE Systems.
Founder and Principal, Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC
Tom Darrow, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is a leader in human resources and talent acquisition. His background includes working as the national recruiting director for Accenture and founding Talent Connections, LLC. He has served as a board chair for the SHRM Foundation and as the past-president of SHRM-Atlanta.
Talent Acquisition Executive
Tara Amaral is the former SVP, Head of Talent Acquisition at Fidelity Investments. Before joining Fidelity, she worked at New York Life, ADP, and Hewitt (Aon Hewitt) leading domestic and global talent acquisition strategy and operations, diversity and inclusion, and recruitment process outsourcing. Beyond talent acquisition, Tara held leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase in talent acquisition, retail, and institutional client management and consulting for almost 20 years.
President, HRU Technical Resources
Tim Sackett, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, leads HRU Technical Resources, an IT and engineering staffing firm headquartered in Lansing, MI. He has 20 years of executive HR experience working for Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, retail, dining and technology. Tim is an international speaker on leadership, talent acquisition and HR execution.
Director, Enterprise Talent Acquisition, The Walt Disney Company
BJ McGuire is an executive with nearly 20 years of experience in talent acquisition. He has led talent acquisition teams within technology search firms, financial services, and media and entertainment. Based out of Burbank, CA, BJ currently leads the talent acquisition function for the Walt Disney Company Corporate responsible for strategy, operations, and recruitment delivery.
Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Celanese
Jim D’Amico currently leads global talent acquisition for Celanese, a chemical innovation company based in Dallas, TX. He has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and human resources. He is also a co-founder of the Michigan Recruiters Conference and is active mentor in our field.
Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Previously with Baylor Scott & White Health
Eric E. Dunlap, MHRIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RACR, is a human resources executive with 18 years of strategic experience. He previously led recruiting at Baylor Scott & White Health and prior spent 13 years with Citigroup. He currently oversees talent acquisition efforts for various global organizations as Vice President, Recruitment Client Services at Cielo Talent. He is recognized as a thought leader with proven ability to build and manage high performing, diverse teams.
Sr. Manager, Social Media and Talent Acquisition, Kforce
Allison Kruse is passionate about elevating the talent acquisition industry and working alongside a global community to solve challenges. At Kforce, she is responsible for developing and executing a firm-wide strategy to leverage social media to provide value to employees, clients, consultants and candidates.
Director of Talent Acquisition, Adventist Health System
Cathy Henesey leads talent acquisition for Adventist Health System headquartered in Orlando, FL. She has more than 25 years of talent acquisition and sourcing experience in a variety of industries, including IT, manufacturing, banking, and healthcare. Cathy’s expertise includes transforming teams to maximize process efficiencies using innovative sourcing strategies, funnel analytics, and workforce planning. Cathy has spoken at many national conferences, including the ITAA CEO Summit, ERE Expo, ASHHRA, and SOURCECON, and has been quoted in various newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. She has represented the recruitment industry in Washington D.C. as an advocate for the Immigration Visa Quota bill and healthcare initiatives.
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