INDIANAPOLIS, IN June 3, 2015 – Prior to DirectEmployers Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM15), the organization’s board of directors elected Paul White of Mohawk Industries as its incoming president. As the newly elected board president, he joined past and present board members to conduct the year’s first meeting.

“It is an honor to be elected as DirectEmployers board president,” stated Mohawk Industries’ director of talent acquisition and compliance, Paul White. “I am passionate about the association, and look forward to shaping the future direction of DirectEmployers. I served on the original DirectEmployers board of directors and executive committee earlier in my career and feel that I have developed a track record of optimizing technology to improve recruiting processes. I am excited to work alongside a dedicated group of people who are at the forefront of the ever-changing talent acquisition and compliance landscape.”

With 18 years of experience at some of the nation’s top companies, Paul White’s career history and knowledge represent that of a seasoned talent acquisition leader. Throughout his career Paul has enhanced his skill set with a strategic focus on analyzing and resolving business issues. He has a recognized talent for developing strong business relationships and aligning HR policies with an organization’s broader business goals. For the past two years at Mohawk Industries, Paul has focused on sourcing, employment branding and improving the talent acquisition component of Mohawk’s recruitment strategy.

“We are proud to have Paul lead our board of directors,” commented DirectEmployers executive director, Bill Warren. “As a founding member of the association, Paul’s intricate knowledge of our history and broad experience across a variety of industries will add a valuable and welcome perspective to our talented board of directors.”

With staggered two-year terms, DirectEmployers also hosted newly appointed members of the board of directors, including:

  • Carla Bright, Noble Energy
  • Ryan Cook, CH2M Hill Companies
  • Michael Goldberg, American Heart Association
  • Jonathan Liepe, Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Andy Neill, IBM
  • Deane Osner, Shaw Industries
  • Thad Satterfield, Phillips 66

Moving forward, DirectEmployers board of directors will participate in quarterly meetings to discuss technological advancements, new product previews and assist in the general forward progression of the association.

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers is an employer-owned association focusing on recruitment marketing and OFCCP Compliance that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing at DirectEmployers Association, and (317) 874-9022

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