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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;
CEO, Recruit Rooster by DirectEmployers

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Jen Bernhardt
VP 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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Dan Jordan
Chief Counsel & Chief Financial Officer;
CFO, Recruit Rooster by DirectEmployers

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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

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PRESIDENT
Rebel Johnson
Deloitte

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PRESIDENT ELECT
Chris Liakos
Northrop Grumman Corporation

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PAST PRESIDENT
Paul White
Mohawk Industries

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MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Jonathan Liepe
Colorado Springs Utilities

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Candee Chambers
DirectEmployers Association

Board Members

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Mike Bazinet
Grifols

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Dana Deason
ArcBest

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Mark Jostad
J.B. Hunt Transport

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Charles Lilly
KPMG LLP

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Deane Osner
Shaw Industries

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Scarlet Pettit
Colonial Pipeline Company

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Thad Satterfield
Phillips 66

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Sue Shanklin
Collins Aerospace

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Sherie Smith
Woodforest National Bank

Secretary/Treasurer

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Dan Jordan
DirectEmployers Association

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