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Steering Committee

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Kathleen Duffy, Co-Chair
Peggah Trpcevic, Co-Chair
Tracy Bame
Deborah Bateman
Sara Begley
Sarah Benken
Ginger Clayton
Kara Festa
Lorraine Field
Sally Gnirk
Sue Klug
Tere Le Barron
Sharon Lechter
MaryAnn G. Miller
Karie Montague
Carol Poore
Elaine Ralls
Terry Roman
Adrienne Sanford
Sissie Shank
Susan Shultz
Nicole Stanton
Molly Stockley
Jean Tkachyk
Lisa Urias
Jen Vasin
Shirley Weis
Dr. Pamela Williamson
Carrie Young

President & CEO, Duffy Group, Inc.

Becoming one of the most respected recruiting firms in the country did not just happen. It was Kathleen Duffy’s single-minded dedication to helping individuals find joy in their work that became her life mission. She, in fact, embodies her fundamental value: that people deserve to be enriched by the activity they focus at least 500,000 hours of their lives on.

She imparts the same strength of purpose to her entire staff, and the result is one of the strongest recruitment teams, from top to bottom, in the business. Her commitment to serving candidates and clients alike motivated Kathleen to develop the Recruitment Research model which enables the Duffy Group to harness marketplace intelligence, work as a discrete (and transparent) partner and deliver quality candidates with up to 50 percent savings over traditional recruitment fees. The ability to scale and customize processes to deliver an optimal outcome benefits both employers and job seekers.

Kathleen is a founding member of the Arizona Human Resource Executive Forum, a professional organization and vital force in addressing and providing current perspectives on complex and challenging human resource and business issues. She is a highly-regarded keynote speaker on recruiting techniques, processes and entrepreneurship. Kathleen was recognized by AZ Society of Human Resource Management with the Al O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kathleen has served as the National District Coordinator for National Charity League and President of the NCL Moon Valley chapter, supporting many Phoenix area non-profit organizations including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Desert Mission Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Search Management Association (

Kathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Arizona State University. An avid Sun Devil, she served as Chair of the ASU Alumni Association National Board of Directors and Council, is a member of the Board of Trustees and the ASU President’s Club. She is also a member of the Chapter Advisory Board for Kappa Delta Sorority.

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Vice Chairman, National Bank of Arizona

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co.

Founder & CEO, Metro’s Other Woman

President & CEO, Elontec

Vice President - Operations/BD, Westland Resources

Chief People Officer, Sonora Quest

Regional Sales Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Executive Vice President & CEO, Republic Services

Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Founder & CEO, Pay Your Family First

Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Global Marketing and Communications, Avnet

Chair for CEO & Key Executive Groups, Vistage International

President, Poore and Associates

CEO, Commit Agency

Phoenix Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Director of People Operations, Carvana

President & CEO, Chas Roberts

Founder & CEO, The Board Institute

Partner - Phoenix Office Managing Partner, Quarles & Brady

VP of Hospital Growth, Cancer Treatment Center of Americas

Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal

Partner, CoNecs North America

Vice President of Human Resources, Insight

President, Weis and Associates

President & CEO, Women Business Enterprise Council

Senior Director of Corporate Operations Services, Salt River Project

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