Crystal Blackwell, President
Crystal Blackwell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Staffing One, Inc. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Human Capital Management, Inc. a Direct Hire firm, and Blackwell Capital, LLC, both Atlanta-based firms. Staffing One began operations in Atlanta in 1996 and currently provides Administrative, Accounting, Legal and Engineering staffing services in 13 states in the Southeastern U.S.
Ms. Blackwell has over 30 years of staffing services experience. She has also marketed staffing services in the Boston and New York markets. Before opening Staffing One, Ms. Blackwell was Senior Vice President of a regional staffing firm. During her career, she has been a Vice President of a regional staffing firm based in Atlanta. She has also been an Area Manager for a New England-based national staffing firm managing sales and operations for their Boston and Atlanta offices.
Crystal Blackwell is currently President of the United States Staffing Association and is also a Founding Board Member. She is a Past President of the Georgia Staffing Association, as well as a past Board Member and Officer of both the New York and Massachusetts state chapters of the American Staffing Association (ASA). She is currently on the ASA Board as a member of the ASA Education Committee. She has been an American Staffing Association member for 19 years. She is a Founding Board Member of the Atlanta Business Leads Association, The Southern Resource Group and the Atlanta Intercultural Ministries Center. She is currently a member of several national and local organizations including: The Strategic Coach (Master's Level Member), The American Cancer Society, City of Hope, Decatur Business Association, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the National Women's Chamber of Commerce.
Tenera McPherson - CSP
As our Senior Recruiter, Tenera brings over 15 years of experience in recruiting and training. Her years of experience have developed her into the role of Career Counselor. Acting as a coach, Tenera is sought out by clients and candidates alike to blend the two into dynamic teams. It is not uncommon to find Tenera being contacted by employees she has placed in corporate roles asking for advice and counseling. She has placed strong administrative candidates in the most sought after positions in Corporate America. Her ability to understand the needs of her clients and candidates and match the individual needs of each is invaluable.
Tenera is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia and a graduate of Longwood College, where she majored in Sociology. Before joining Staffing One in August of 2010, she worked as a staffing professional for Todays Staffing earning the TeamWork Award for brokering the most placements between the temporary and direct hire divisions. She joined the service staff of Georgia-Pacific's in-house staffing company, Encadria Staffing Solutions in 2005. As a founding team member, she started with VantagePoint Staffing Solutions in December 2006. Tenera has experience working for both non-profit and for profit companies. She has earned the designation of Certified Staffing Professional. Networking is a key to Tenera's success. She actively participates with Re:Focus on Careers, the International Association of Administrative Professionals and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.