TROY, Mich., Dec. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After a profitable 20-year profession within the staffing business – the final 13 years spent with Kelly – Deb Thorpe shall be retiring in January 2021 from her position as president of Kelly’s Skilled & Industrial (P&I) enterprise unit. A revered business veteran, Thorpe’s deep operational experience and constructive management fashion earned her a fame as a problem-solver who rallied groups to realize leads to the face of change.
“I’ve labored with Deb for 13 years and have by no means seen her again down from an expert problem,” mentioned Kelly President and CEO Peter Quigley. “Her ardour for Kelly’s mission and her unshakeable religion in folks has been the driving drive behind her lengthy and profitable profession, and we’ve all benefited from her management.”
Thorpe’s profession spanned quite a few senior management roles at Kelly, most not too long ago guiding the evolution of the corporate’s largest, longest-standing staffing portfolio. After reimagining the supply mannequin for Kelly’s U.S. operations in 2018-19, she led the brand new Skilled & Industrial enterprise unit by way of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and is extensively credited with accelerating the shift to a digital mannequin that enabled the workforce to instantly pivot to all-remote work when the disaster hit.
Thorpe’s legacy at Kelly consists of serving as a founding member and chairperson of the corporate’s first inside enterprise useful resource group, Management in Motion, devoted to supporting the rise of ladies and future leaders. Outdoors of Kelly, she was repeatedly named to Staffing Trade Analysts’ (SIA) International Energy 150 – Girls in Staffing record and acknowledged by SIA as one of the influential folks within the staffing business. Thorpe had a 20-year profession within the automotive sector previous to transitioning to the staffing business.
Quigley has recognized Tim Dupree as Thorpe’s successor in main P&I. As president of P&I, Dupree shall be answerable for driving worthwhile progress and elevated specialization within the workplace skilled, finance, contact heart, and lightweight industrial enterprise within the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
He steps into his new position with 20 years of Kelly expertise and a profession that has taken him from an area department in North Carolina to chief progress officer for Kelly worldwide. He spent 5 years promoting and recruiting in native U.S. markets earlier than transitioning and main a lot of Kelly’s largest strategic relationships. His latest government positions embody main Kelly’s International Service group and main International Options Design for KellyOCG. As chief progress officer, Dupree has been answerable for designing and implementing Kelly’s new working mannequin, main the corporate’s strategic planning course of, reimagining product improvement, and creating new cross-selling processes to drive progress in Kelly’s specialties.
“Tim’s work over the previous yr and a half has been essential in accelerating our transition to a specialty expertise firm,” famous Quigley. “Now he’ll take his obsession with progress—and his first-hand expertise in gross sales and operations—to Kelly Skilled & Industrial, the place progress shall be essential popping out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Dupree earned a Bachelor of Science diploma in Enterprise and Advertising from Gardner-Webb College in North Carolina, and accomplished an Worldwide Enterprise Research Program at Franklin School in Lugano, Switzerland. His certifications embody Human Capital Strategist and Strategic Workforce Planning.
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