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ATAP Names President-Elect

The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) today announced the election of its first President-Elect. At the October 2017 Board Meeting, held in Minneapolis, Tim Sackett was unanimously elected Board President-Elect beginning January 2018.  Following his term as President-Elect, Sackett will assume the office of Board President in January 2019.

The ATAP Board was formed in January 2017 where current Board President, Tom Darrow was elected for a 2 year term (2017-2019).  Tim Sackett and 6 others are currently members of the ATAP Board of Directors.  The role of President-Elect was created by the Board to ensure a smooth transition of leadership as the organization continues to grow.

Tim Sackett, SHRM, SCP, SPHR is the President of HRU Technical Resources a leading IT and Engineering Staffing firm headquartered in Lansing, MI. Tim has 20 years of combined Executive HR and Talent Acquisition experience, working for Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, retail, dining and technology. Tim is a highly sought after national speaker on leadership, talent acquisition and HR execution. As a writer, Tim writes about the good and the bad of Talent Acquisition practices and how organizations can be smarter when it comes to acquiring, assessing, and hiring top talent.

Tom Darrow, ATAP’s current Board President shared, “as a thought leader in the Talent Acquisition profession, Tim is well known and well respected.  His leadership will enable ATAP to evolve from a start-up to a flourishing professional association”.

About ATAP: The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) is a Professional Association incorporated in Washington, D.C. and based in Gaithersburg, MD. Established in 2016, ATAP has the sole mission of advancing the Talent Acquisition profession. As a member-driven non-profit, ATAP will bring the profession together by building a body of knowledge, establishing global standards, advocating on behalf of the profession, and cultivating community at the local, global and virtual levels. Learn more ATAP at and follow us on Twitter at @ATAPGlobal.

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