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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.

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Candee Chambers
Executive Director

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Jen Bernhardt
Director of Membership Engagement

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Jessica Brown
VP of Marketing

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Hal Cooper
VP of Product Development

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Deanna Cross
HR Director

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Tom Eckhart
VP of Membership Development

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Heather Hoffman
Chief Operating Officer, Recruit Rooster by DirectEmployers

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Nancy Holland
Philanthropy Chair, DE Serves

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Dan Jordan
Chief Counsel & Chief Financial Officer

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Shannon Offord
VP of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances

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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
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PRESIDENT
Paul White
Director of Talent Acquisition
Mohawk Industries

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PRESIDENT ELECT
Rebel Johnson
Recruiting Supervisor
System Studies and Simulation (S3), Inc.

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

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Candee Chambers
Executive Director
DirectEmployers Association

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

Board Members
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Mike Bazinet
Associate Director, Plasma Recruitment
Grifols

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

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Mark Jostad
Director of HR Compliance
J.B. Hunt Transport

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Chris Liakos
Manager, EEO Compliance & Diversity
Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Charles Lilly
Senior Associate, HR Technology
KPMG LLP

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Deane Osner
Sr. Talent Acquisition and Operations Manager
Shaw Industries

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Scarlet Pettit
Talent Acquisition Manager
Immucor, Inc.

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Thad Satterfield
Director University Relations
Phillips 66

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Sue Shanklin
Human Resources – Compliance/Affirmative Action
Rockwell Collins

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Sherie Smith
VP, Director of Talent Acquisition
Woodforest National Bank

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