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HRO Today Names Four TrueBlue Leaders as 2020 HR Superstars

December 15, 2020

TACOMA, WA – December 15, 2020 – TrueBlue is pleased to announce that four of its leaders have been named to the HRO Today 2020 HR Superstars list. Each year, HRO Today releases its list of HR Superstars, which recognizes those who are leading the way in HR transformation and innovation at their organizations.

“2020 brought a series of unprecedented obstacles to the business world, completely transforming the way work is done. HR leaders were there on the front lines, ready to rethink their strategies, adopt new technologies, and remain agile and flexible to meet the new needs of the business and the workforce,” said HRO Today editorial staff. “In this moment of immense disruption, we think it’s important to recognize HR leaders that have gone above and beyond to support their teams and the health and well-being of their employees.”

The TrueBlue executives featured this year include:

Patrick Beharelle
Chief Executive Officer, TrueBlue

As CEO of one of the largest specialized workforce solutions providers, Beharelle leads TrueBlue’s mission to connect people and work. As a global force for good, in 2019 the company connected approximately 724,000 jobseekers with meaningful work. Known for challenging the status quo, Beharelle is driving a digital transformation at TrueBlue and within the staffing industry as a whole through the development of breakthrough technologies. Beharelle has spent more than two decades in staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, and consulting. He joined TrueBlue in 2014 following the acquisition of PeopleScout and Staff Management, where he served as CEO from 2009 to 2014 and delivered a solid track record of organic growth. Beharelle was inducted into Staffing Industry Analysts’ Hall of Fame in 2018.

Taryn Owen
President, PeopleReady

Owen serves as president of PeopleReady, the industrial staffing powerhouse that puts nearly 300,000 people to work each year. Owen is spearheading PeopleReady’s digital transformation, most notably through its cutting-edge JobStack platform, which connects employers with job seekers 24/7—winner of the 2020 top Mobile Site and App Award winner at the American Business Awards. Widely recognized for her industry leadership and passion for empowering others, Owen won the 2019 Multiplier of the Year award for the U.S. SMB category and has received a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year and a Gold American Business Award for Executive of the Year.

Brannon Lacey

President, PeopleScout 

Lacey serves as president of PeopleScout, the world’s largest RPO and an award-winning provider of MSP, total workforce and talent advisory solutions. As a strategic partner to organizations across the globe, PeopleScout provides the people, process and technology that employers need to succeed in today’s talent landscape. As PeopleScout President, Lacey is focused on finding innovative ways for companies to connect with talent and driving the company’s ongoing digital transformation and global expansion. Lacey is a technology-centric leader with significant expertise in product management as well as broad experience in human capital solutions and global leadership.

Carl Schweihs

President, PeopleManagement

Schweihs is president of PeopleManagement, TrueBlue’s workforce management division, which specializes in on-site and contingent workforces. Across three staffing businesses—Centerline, SIMOS, and Staff Management | SMX—Schweihs combines innovative, technology-based solutions with workforce strategy to help bridge talent gaps and prepare tomorrow’s supply chain talent for the future. From manufacturing and fulfillment to distribution and transportation, PeopleManagement connects Fortune 1000 supply chain companies with hundreds of thousands of workers, helping companies meet workers where they are and how they want to work, whether they are looking for part-time, temporary or full-time work.

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