Management Team

Beth Aebersold

Pro Staff – Vice President Kansas City/Des Moines

As Vice President of the Atterro Division of Pro Staff in Kansas City and Des Moines, Beth Aebersold is responsible for managing account development and service delivery, as well as promoting the value and services provided by our Talent and Associates.

Ms. Aebersold has led national award-winning teams at Pro Staff since 1996 and rejoined Pro Staff after pursuing an opportunity as a Corporate Recruitment Manager for a large health care provider. She heads up Pro Staff, renowned for administrative and light industrial staffing in the Kansas City Metro Area and Des Moines, Iowa.


Chip Gabbey

Pro Staff – Vice President Wisconsin/Illinois

As Vice President of Wisconsin and Illinois, Chip Gabbey is responsible for executing the strategies and initiatives for Pro Staff’s growth, service delivery, market positioning and team development throughout the region. Mr. Gabbey has a proven track record of building and training highly effective teams and developing strong customer loyalty.

Mr. Gabbey found his passion for professional services 15 years ago and in his 10 years with Pro Staff, he has experienced tremendous individual success – initially as a Business Development Manager. That success translated well to his time as a Sales Director for the MN region, as growth and achievement continued. Mr. Gabbey is dedicated to overseeing successful expansion through Wisconsin and Illinois, while also remaining involved with the Minnesota operations as well.


Doug Karr

Pro Staff – Vice President Texas

As Vice President of Pro Staff in Houston, Texas, Doug Karr is responsible for managing account development and service delivery, as well as promoting the value and services provided by Pro Staff, in its light industrial and administrative specialty, to customers and talent.

Mr. Karr has been a member of the Pro Staff team since July 2013. During his 15 years of tenure in the staffing industry he has held leadership positions with responsibility for Texas and Louisiana markets as well as national management responsibilities. He has served as an officer on several boards to include the Texas Association of Staffing and is currently the Chair for the Greater Houston Business Leadership Network.


Jody Christiansen

Pro Staff – Vice President Minnesota

As Pro Staff’s Vice President of the Minnesota market, Jody Christiansen is responsible for managing account development and service delivery and promoting the value and services provided by Pro Staff’s Administrative and Light Industrial specialty to customers and talent.

Ms. Christiansen has been a member of the Pro Staff team for 19 years. She has served in a number of roles including Group Managing Director, Business Development Manager, and Onsite Recruiter. She has a proven track record as a top producer which has led to her success in developing award-winning teams.


Michelle Decker

Hunter Hamilton – Vice President

As Vice President of Hunter Hamilton, Michelle Decker is responsible for account development, service delivery and promoting the value of the full-range of professional recruiting services offered to businesses and talent.

Ms. Decker has been with Hunter Hamilton for 14 years in multiple roles as a recruiter, business development manager and sales director. Her many successful years as a top sales leader in the Financial and Accounting division earned her a National Award and contributed significantly to the growth of this division.


Tony Biel

Digital People – Vice President

Tony Biel serves as the Vice President of Digital People, a division of Atterro’s Professional Services. He is responsible for each branch office’s account development, service delivery, and overall value Digital People delivers to both clients and talent within the Creative, Interactive (Digital) and Marketing industry.

Mr. Biel has been with Digital People for over three years and currently serves as President on the Advertising Federation of Minnesota Board of Directors, a branch of the American Advertising Federation. Mr. Biel brings previous management experience, where he was a top leader in both sales and management. His experience has been instrumental in his developing successful teams and delivering best fit talent to clients ranging from small agencies to Fortune 500 teams.


Joshua Smith

Atterro – Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Solutions

Joshua Smith is responsible for leading national strategic development of contingent workforce and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. With significant experience partnering with organizations on workforce management, strategy, and outsourcing, he has built unparalleled relationships with Atterro’s clients.

Mr. Smith has been a member of the Atterro team since 2004, holding a variety of senior level positions in both operations and sales. His contributions to the growth of Atterro have led to eight consecutive years of recognition as a national award winner.


Michelle Bruce

Major Account Executive, Strategic Solutions

Michelle Bruce is responsible for account development of contingent workforce and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, focused on delivering customized strategies to assist businesses in hiring and managing large workforces.

Ms. Bruce has been a successful business development manager for Atterro since 2007, serving large volume clients throughout Texas. Prior to joining Atterro, Ms. Bruce worked in sales management roles for more than 15 years.


Jennifer Agee

Blue Edge RPO – Vice President

Jennifer Agee is responsible for the strategic development and overall account management for Blue Edge RPO. In her role, she works closely with our clients’ to understand their strategic talent acquisition objectives and deliverables. She then assembles the appropriate recruitment management and service delivery teams, ensuring service metrics, timelines and budgets are met.

Ms. Agee has held various recruitment leadership positions including Global Director of corporate recruiting for an international marketing services company hiring more than 25,000 employees annually, as well as a variety of RPO and staffing management roles within Atterro.


Aimee Kennard

Atterro – Vice President Contingent Workforce Operations

Aimee Kennard oversees Atterro’s Contingent Workforce Solutions strategic client partnerships as well as the national recruiting center. In her role, Ms. Kennard is responsible for developing client relationships and creating customized solutions for our on-site customers in response to changes with their workforce needs.

Ms. Kennard has been with Atterro for 16 years holding various roles including recruiting, operations, sales and management. She has a proven ability to develop winning teams, providing consistent quality service delivery which has led to her success as a top producer.


Ronda Erickson

Ronda Erickson

Atterro – Vice President Contingent Workforce Operations

Ronda Erickson is responsible for the strategic account management of Atterro’s Contingent Workforce Solutions. In this role, she creates customized on-site staffing plans for large workforces and ensures timely delivery of solutions to meet business goals.

Ms. Erickson brings over 20 years of experience in the HR and staffing industry, 11 of these years with Atterro. In addition to holding various positions in operations and management with Atterro, she has served as VP for a national staffing company and senior HR business partner for Samsung. Ms. Erickson consistently delivers beyond expectations and, as a result, has created a strong portfolio of loyal clients.