Connie Saunders is founder and president of Saunders Staffing Inc., an employment contracting firm in West Virginia. In addition to being in charge of the company’s finances, Ms. Saunders is the driving force behind the overall marketing strategy. An expert in practical change management, she also handles all compliance and policy issues.
Ms. Saunders brings to her leadership position 40 years of experience in the staffing services industry. After receiving her associate degree in business from Bluefield College, she began her career as an accounts payable manager at Bluefield Supply. In 1989 Ms. Saunders decided to start her own staffing services company. In its 23 years of business, Saunders Staffing has successfully matched countless applicants with employers. In 1994, she also opened Personnel Pool of Virginia to assist clients across the state line in Virginia.
Ms. Saunders has won several awards for her professional success. In 2006 the state of West Virginia named her small business person of the year. The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce has also recognized her as its small employer of the year.
Committed to giving back, Ms. Saunders also founded West Virginia Community Services for Women, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged women find employment.