SAN DIEGO, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS), healthcare's largest staffing provider and workforce innovator continues to lead the industry, as Bob Livonius, AMN President of Strategic Workforce Solutions, was elected Chairman of the Board for the American Staffing Association (ASA) -- the first time in ASA's history that an executive with a healthcare staffing company has been named to the position. The induction took place during the trade group's annual meeting at Staffing World 2012, the ASA's annual convention and expo, held in Las Vegas.
As President of Strategic Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare, Livonius is an industry thought leader who brings a wealth of staffing and recruiting experience to his new role. He had previously served as First Vice Chairman of the 24-person ASA Board of Directors.
"I am honored to serve in this new capacity as ASA Chairman, and look forward to the opportunity to advocate on behalf of our members, our clients, and the millions of people we place and employ every day," said Livonius, a staffing veteran with more than 20 years in the industry.
The association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry and the advocate for staffing and recruiting firms across the United States.
"We're delighted to welcome Bob into this important role," said Richard Wahlquist, ASA President and CEO. "Bob's years of service on our board coupled with his vast experience in the staffing industry will serve our members well. We look forward to a productive year."
In addition to maintaining the association's focus on strong and effective legal and legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels, Livonius also plans to focus his efforts on continuing to develop best practices for ASA members, growing its membership and expanding the group's data reach. "ASA has been known for years as the respected source of data that supports the use of temporary help," he said. "I would like to see us enhance the richness, breadth and depth of that data."
Livonius joined AMN Healthcare two years ago as President, Strategic Workforce Solutions when Medfinders was acquired by the company; Livonius had served for seven years as Chief Executive Officer of Medfinders. He served as Chief Operating Officer for publicly-held Spherion Corp. (formerly Interim Services), responsible for $3.5 billion in revenues and 1,200 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Livonius also held the position of Executive Vice President of Healthcare Operations, and was responsible for expanding the healthcare division to more than $700 million in revenues in healthcare staffing and home care services. He holds bachelor's degrees in both marketing and engineering from the University of Colorado.
About American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting. www.americanstaffing.net
About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. is healthcare's workforce innovator, providing a broad spectrum of workforce solutions and staffing services to the nation's healthcare facilities. AMN's workforce solutions—including managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services—enable providers to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. AMN provides unparalleled access to the largest network of clinicians and physicians through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities offered to clinicians. Clients include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups and many other healthcare settings. For more information, visit www.amnhealthcare.com
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