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LeShan Witherspoon

LeShan Witherspoon

Independent Consultant

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

HR Manager, Recruiter

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Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

Independent Consultant

The makers of Pro-Active have developed a new skincare line that is only available through direct sales reps that is made for grown up skin care problems! It's still new, but the products have been getting rave reviews. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in on the groud floor of such a great new adventure. I'm currently the only rep in the area, so I'm definitely looking to grow my team. If you're interested in hearing more, please contact me.

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Tupperware Brands

Independent Consultant

Work to represent a world known brand name and a top quality product through personal connections. Tupperware is giving me the opportunity to be an entrepreneur and run my own business on my schedule so that I can also pursue my other goals of continuing my education and career in human resources.

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Alpha College of Real Estate

student

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PRO EM Professional Event Management

Event Resources Manager

As the Event Resources Manager, it is my job to make sure our internal and external clients have what they need to have a successful event.

Internally, I liaise between our event scheduling, sales, and event management teams as well as communicate with our Associates out in the field. Externally, I work with Clients and foster relationships with our partners.

A big part of my job is to source and recruit talented individuals to become members of our team. This includes organizing and attending job fairs, working with community organizations, and advertising through job boards, social media, and other means.

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ACADEMI Training Center

Recruiter/Proposal Liaison

ACADEMI Training Center is a member of “The Big Eight” security contract companies. ACADEMI specializes in providing training highly-qualified security professionals to Government, Law Enforcement, and Private customers. My current position as a full-cycle recruiter for the Global Staffing Division encompasses the recruitment process from sourcing to selection for government contract positions located overseas.
Work as a member of “Recruit to Deploy” team to find, vet, and acquire personnel for various Department of Defense and Department of State contracts. Use multiple sources including online candidate tracking system, outside recruiting sources, and career fairs to obtain candidates with specialized skillsets required based on company and contract requirements. Work with personnel working in OCONUS positions, typically in high threat environments. Coordinate with business development team to provide talent and verbiage for bid proposal packages. Monitor new hire processes by screening and interviewing potential candidates, maintain relationships with candidates until start date, and ensure all tools related to recruitment are current and accurate. Work closely with the Project Management to ensure smooth transition and placement of new hires.
Recent accomplishments include playing an integral role in the successful award and start-up of recently acquired DoD contract requiring over 200 personnel to deploy to Afghanistan to perform security operations.

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Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Contract Employee/Recruiter

I'm working on assignment doing what I love for a great company is a DHG client. Recruiting and Marketing.

I have an awesome recruiter in Jill Donovan. I'm so lucky she found me.

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REMSA, Inc.

Director, Staffing Services

Held various positions within REMSA’s corporate staff performing a wide variety of administrative and business management functions on an as needed basis. Used experience from previous positions and various training resources and co-workers’ experience to learn both the environmental services and federal contracting business. Many duties overlap and have been taken on as extensions of duties specifically assigned. REMSA’s small size has afforded the opportunity to multi-task and take on a variety of challenges not normally associated with the positions held.

Director, Professional Staffing Services Division August 2010 to September 2011
As Director, maintained all administrative and human resources responsibilities and added additional business development responsibilities. Work to leverage relationships with existing clients to expand on current contracts. Use a variety of research tools to seek out new clients and establish relationships leading to new business. Travel to client sites for contract meetings and to meet with REMSA’s contract staff.
Use understanding of scope of work for task orders assigned to ensure REMSA provides top quality service for all aspects of on-going projects. Negotiate subcontracts for services REMSA can not provide in house. Attend conferences, seminars, and meetings to develop a network of professional contacts within the technical, scientific, and business communities relevant to REMSA’s areas of business. Prepare and design marketing materials for both print and electronic distribution.
Perform routine research to remain abreast of information regarding federal contracting practices and HR laws and regulations.
Manage a staff of 40+ employees and independent contractors working on contracts totaling over $3 million per year in revenues.
Perform a variety of project management and project management support functions.

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REMSA, Inc.

HR & Staffing Manager

Responsible for all HR related activities including serving as back up for payroll, managing leave requests, processing travel requests, reviewing, revising, and developing personnel policies, as well as all recruiting and hiring functions.
Additionally served as primary point of contact for clients within the Staffing Division and assisted in marketing REMSA’s services and developing business opportunities. Functions include responding to requests for quote, preparing bid proposals, interfacing with current and potential teaming partners and subcontractors, and working with vendors for products and services. Elevated to division Director in August 2010.

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REMSA, Inc.

Executive Assistant

Hired to assist corporate staff of small environmental services firm during re-organization. Assigned to perform a variety of administrative duties including: keeping calendars of CEO & COO, managing and directing phone traffic, answering general inquiries, maintaining contract files, and preparing correspondence.
Additional duties assigned included supporting HR activities, assisting with activities within Staffing Division, assisting with marketing efforts, and assorted general office duties. Took over all human resources activities and was promoted to HR & Staffing Manager in March 2009.

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MAXIM Healthcare Solutions-Nurse Staffing Division

Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Recruit, hire, and manage a staff of 90+ healthcare professionals. Build and maintain relationships with clients in order to grow business and increase sales. Serve as human resource manager and compliance officer to ensure proper hiring procedures are followed and proper qualifications are maintained by all field staff. Duties include assisting Accounts Manager in prospecting for new business, serving as POC for clients, using creative recruiting ideas and tools to increase nursing pool, managing existing workers, processing payroll, and resolving any issues that arise.
Was promoted to Senior Recruiter after seven months with company and learning both the healthcare business and recruiting process from the ground up.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Grew start up location from ground zero to over 90 active employees through recruiting efforts
Successfully passed two internal compliance audits
Was instrumental in ensuring office would pass external audit to become JHACO Certified
Hired and trained second recruiter& an HR Assistant
Obtained and expanded federal contract for staffing Hampton VA Hospital
Increased weekly sales by 600%
Increased client base by 200%
Chosen to go on temporary assignment to assist in rebuilding a struggling office

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Maxim Healthcare Services

Healthcare Recruiter

Was hired as sole recruiter for start up branch of Facility Staffing Services Division. Built nurse pool from zero to over 100 on-call personnel. Utilized various sources including newspaper ads, flyers, and internet job boards to source, recruit, and hire nurses and allied medical staff. Assisted Account Manager with seeking new clients to serve. Received training on HR functions including completing new hire paperwork, maintaining and auditing employee files, submitting payroll, and performing pre-employment background screenings.
Was promoted to Senior Healthcare Recruiter in July 2007.

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Enterprise Rent a Car

Assistant Branch Manager

Managed daily operations of retail branch averaging 300 cars and 10 employees spread over 4 workstations. Position requires the ability to manage both business operations and personnel supervision for branch. Effective communication, multi-tasking, and extreme organizational skills are essential to success. The ability to interface with multiple levels of management and co-workers is imperative. A high level of customer service is required.
Business Management: responsible for managing fleet, including adding inventory and distributing excess to ensure proper vehicle mix, managing rates to ensure maximum occupancy & that rates reflect market, develop client base by marketing corporate account program and encouraging repeat business.
Personnel Management: coordinate employee schedules to ensure proper coverage & manage personnel costs, assist in employee training and development, approving and processing payroll, conducting personnel performance reviews, participating in new hire interview process, and respond to personnel concerns.

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Enterprise Rent a Car

ERAC Summary

Promoted through Management Training program to Assistant Branch Manager. Coordinate daily activities of team of 20 employees at largest rental office in region. Provide excellent levels of customer service while selling the "Enterprise Experience" to customers. Promote growth of the branch and the company by marketing with the goal of developing new business. Train staff in preparation for promotion. Daily activities include providing customer service and direct sales to customers at rental counter, serving as a mentor and trainer for junior staff, managing accounts receivable list, coordinating movement of fleet to optimize utilization, marketing to existing corporate accounts and generating leads for new accounts, and communicating with various departments to resolve a variety of situations.

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ERAC

Management Assistant

This is the first step in the management path within ERAC. Management Assistants have proven to have knowledge of the business model and goals along with customer service skills through performance and passing a comprehensive exam (the "grill"). This step is essential to promotion into any position within ERAC.
Served as MA at 3 branches and 2 satellite offices. Assisted management staff in running daily operations for the branch including fleet and personnel management. Took on two mentees and assisted in developing their careers. Served as Branch Corporate Account Manager and worked to build corporate business sector as well as served as primary point of contact for existing accounts assigned to branch. At satellite offices, ran solo operations in order to grow fleet and increase profits while providing excellent customer service. Was part of team at all branches that increased customer service ratings as well as fleet size and overall profitability.

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MT

Management Trainee

Provided excellent customer service and rental car services to a variety of customers while learning how to run a business from the ground up. Responsibilities included maintaining rental car fleet to ensure vehicles go out "rental ready," booking reservations, selling product and ancillary services/products, preparing rental contracts, qualifying renters, performing signature "pick up" service, and developing relationships with customers. Additional duties include monitoring rentals for proper extensions and payments, interfacing with body shop, vehicle dealerships, and insurance adjusters for updates to rental contracts, and conducting sales calls to current and potential accounts.
Responsibilities include becoming self-sufficient and preparing to take test to become a Management Assistant. While a MT, was given a satellite branch inside Freedom Ford Hampton's service department to run. Successfully managed to turn an unprofitable branch around and increase profits and fleet size while lowering costs and increasing customer satisfaction ratings. Built rapport with service writers, dealership president, and sales department. Created repeat customers and grew retail and corporate sectors of the business. Successfully re-gained business from nearby Hampton Collision Body shop to increase days on rent numbers and insurance business sector.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Promoted to Assistant Manager of largest location in region as first management assignment
Assisted in promotion of 15 staff members.
Creation of 6 new Corporate Accounts
Generating 6 vehicle sales for Car Sales department
Consistently ranked in top 25% of Sales Matrix
Increased profitability and fleet size of all assigned branches
Increased customer satisfaction scores at all locations
Chosen for exchange assignment to one of company's largest airport locations (Dulles Airport)
Trained approximately 12 new management trainees

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Legend Technical Services (Bolin Laboratories)

Project Manager, Client Services Department

Served as a liaison between clients and analysts. Coordinated short term and on-going projects from proposal to billing and reporting phase. Provided data interpretation and consultation as to parameters needed, and methods of analysis to be performed. Daily activities included price quotations, sample management, data entry and review, and coordinating sampling events, and building relationships with sub-contractors. Responsibilities included assisting with marketing efforts to bring in new business, maintaining relationships with existing accounts to increase use of laboratory, training new employees and following up on laboratory activities.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Re-established 4 corporate accounts each generated $10,000 plus per year in sales
Helped build business at satellite lab; Increased sales volume from 2 major accounts by 15% per year
Established 2 new accounts generating $10,000 plus per year in sales each
Worked with Marketing Manager to build client base
Helped choose and build relationship with supplemental lab performing drinking water analyses
Assisted in training new Project Manager
Assisted in interviewing and training replacement before moving back to Virginia

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Aquaculture Intern

Worked in Aquaculture lab to assist with experiment breeding non-native oysters in an effort to replenish population of the Chesapeake Bay. Duties included spawning and caring for starter cultures, preparing food (algae cultures), water purification, cleaning habitats, tracking population sizes, and tracking growth rates in preparation for release

Career medium 04
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Alpha College of Real Estate

Real Estate

Christopher Newport University

none, Organic Chemistry

The College of William and Mary

BS, Biology & Environmental Science