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Operations Team

DirectEmployers Association is staffed with a team of knowledgeable individuals who not only manage the day-to-day operations of the Association, but who work diligently to develop the industry-leading products and services that we are known for. Click on the photos below to learn more about the leaders who shape our vision.

Candee Chambers
Executive Director

Hal Cooper
VP of Product Development

Deanna Cross
HR Director

Tom Eckhart
VP of Membership Development

Heather Hoffman
VP of Digital Strategy

Nancy Holland
VP of Marketing

Dan Jordan
Chief Counsel & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Jennifer Polcer
VP of Compliance

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at DirectEmployers Association consists of talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance professionals from Member organizations who represent some of the world’s most recognized brands. As the elected representation, the Board of Directors has general oversight responsibility pursuant to the Association’s established bylaws and acts in the best interests of the Members. Meet the members of our Board of Directors.

Executive Committee & Officers

Paul White
Director of Talent Acquisition
Mohawk Industries

Candee Chambers
Executive Director
DirectEmployers Association

Jonathan Liepe
Human Resources Supervisor – Talent Acquisition & Selection / HR Information Systems
Colorado Springs Utilities

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Dan Jordan
Chief Counsel & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
DirectEmployers Association

Board Members

Eric Airola
Sr. Director of HR
J.B. Hunt Transport

Cari Davidson
Director, Talent Acquisition
Newell Rubbermaid

Wendi Ellis
Director, Staffing

Chris Gould
Director of Global Talent Acquisition & Mobility
Black & Veatch

Rebel Johnson
Recruiting Compliance/Taleo Administrator
Huntington Ingalls Industries Integrated Solutions Group

Chris Liakos
Manager, EEO Compliance & Diversity
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Andy Neill
Sr. Manager – Global Talent Acquisition

Deane Osner
Sr. Talent Acquisition and Operations Manager
Shaw Industries

Scarlet Pettit
Talent Acquisition Manager
Immucor, Inc.

Thad Satterfield
Director University Relations
Phillips 66

Thomas Smouse
VP Admin. & Human Resources
Newfield Exploration Company

Sheri Strong
Sr. Manager, Global Talent Acquisition
Lockheed Martin

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