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Lamees is an entrepreneur with great passion for building remarkable organizations with exceptional services and customer experience. With a couple of degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, Lamees started her career as a software developer for data communication giant (at the time) Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada. After getting married and moving with her husband to Columbia, South Carolina, she re-invented her career in the fields of website development and digital marketing while raising two young children. A life-learner and high-achiever, Lamees continued to develop her personal and professionals skills and knowledge through online training. Lamees is a graduate of Michael Gerbers's E-Myth, and a Dale Carnegie award-winner. Lamees founded Webbright, a membership website development company serving professional associations in 2009. She first crossed paths with the founders of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association when she was hired to build the RPO Directory in 2011. When the position of the executive director for the association became open that year, she was thrilled to be selected for the job. Since then, Lamees has been working with the founders and the board on growing the organization, gaining momentum, and building new initiatives. Lamees has a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computing Science from Saint Mary's University, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Waterloo. She's a certified Inbound Marketer, E-Myth graduate, a Dale Carnegie award winner, and a life-learner
Director, Partnership & Business Development
Tim Hawk brings more than 20 years of HCM expertise & talent acquisition best practices to RPOA for the newly created Director, Partnership & Business Development role. He's looking forward to growing RPOA's individual & corporate memberships as well as standard & customized plans.
He has served in significant positions as an agency representative, a college recruitment manager, and media vendor early in his career. His background also includes business development experience with job boards and within technology start-ups in the recruitment space. Tim's most recent experiences have been working with teams in the enterprise, agency, staffing and RPO markets around the globe.
A Penn State alumnus with a degree in Advertising, he has recently relocated to Southern California where he enjoys the outdoors and exploring the Coachella Valley.
Content and Communication Strategist
Brent is a writer and marketing strategist. He creates content and strategies to help companies resonate better with their customers, grow their audiences, and sell more products. Brent assists the RPOA with content strategy, development, management, and promotion. Prior to freelancing, he worked for renowned agencies like Edelman, iProspect, and Ogilvy and Mather, working on integrated marketing campaigns for big brands like S.C. Johnson. He loves the psychology of human behavior, building systems, simplifying processes and stringing together good sentences. Some of his favorite hobbies include nerding out to new movies, listening to business podcasts, and playing basketball at the gym.
Joshua Rodriguez considers himself “jack of all trades.” A writer and self-proclaimed “industry agitator” with a multifarious background in the talent acquisition industry. He has learned how to provide motivation, leadership, emotional intelligence and holistic solutions to staffing needs domestically as well as offshore. This is inclusive of providing global outsourcing services using modern business strategies, collaborating with open minds, and utilizing cloud technology. He became familiar with outsourcing during the late ’90s while working with IBM in the US and for about six months in Panama, Central America. Later, he got involved with recruiting by partnering with a tennis buddy from India who also was familiar with IBM technology and recruiting. In 2009 when the market was struggling, they decided to go into business together and start a small IT recruitment firm based in Alpharetta, GA. Five years later, Joshua sold his piece of the business. However, his passion for learning then took him overseas to The Philippines, back to Canada, and then returning to the US working on offshore outsourcing programs inclusive of RPO and MSP solutions. Joshua genuinely enjoys telling compelling stories and collaborating with thought-provoking insights from global leaders and then sharing them via written content, online demonstrations using video-conferencing, or by his favorite method…having a face to face discussion over a rich cup of coffee or a neat glass of aged Caribbean rum. In his down-time Joshua enjoys playing sports, working out, traveling, and having anthropological discussions since he holds a degree with this concentration. He also has taken courses online through General Assembly and Udemy.com for inbound digital marketing and improvement of writing skills for self-development. With a passion, he believes in the power of human interaction and aiding those in need by volunteering for international relief efforts. Joshua is also a proud father of a millennial, who of course, knows more than anyone.