Strategic Staffing Solutions Executive VP April Donaldson Receives Two Major Recognitions as a Business Leader

DETROIT – April Donaldson, executive vice president for Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), a Detroit-based global IT and business services company, has been recognized by Michigan’s two foremost business magazines for her achievements nationally. In the last month, Dbusiness magazine named Donaldson a “30 in Their Thirties” and in Crain’s Detroit Business, she was a “40 under Forty.”

“April’s achievements in the last couple of years have been unprecedented in our industry,” said Cynthia J. Pasky, S3 president and CEO. “Not only has her role at S3 grown to overseeing more than $100 million in revenue and 1,000 team members, she is helping develop a standard for our industry nationally. That is true leadership and certainly deserving of these acknowledgements.”

April Donaldson S3In both publications, Donaldson was noted for being selected by Staffing Industry Analysts, a global staffing trade organization, as one of the five national industry experts to help develop the Certified Contingent Workforce Professional program. In addition to assisting with the program development, Donaldson helped bring the certification training to Michigan, giving contingent workforce professionals across the state the opportunity to become certified and more competitive in the workplace.

Donaldson was also recognized for her work to develop and manage S3’s Military Veterans program, which has placed more than 100 veterans in jobs since it launched a year ago.

“S3’s success is contingent on the success of our customers and communities that we serve,” said Donaldson. ”I see the development and implementation of these programs as a way to establish best practices customers, consultants and communities, so we are all provided with more opportunities to grow.   It is really an honor that the work that I advocate for nationally is being recognized in my home town.”

April joined S3 in 1992 and in 10 years grew from a marketing role to her current position. In addition to serving as the point person for S3’s Fortune 100 customers, more than 100 suppliers and thousands of S3 team members nationally, she serves on the SIA advisory board and is a member of Automation Alley in Metro Detroit.

Strategic Staffing Solutions’ Christine Seppala Named Top Corporate Counsel

DETROIT, April 1, 2014 – Christine N. Seppala, general counsel at Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), has been named a Top Corporate Counsel 2014 by dBusiness magazine.

Christine Seppala, General Counsel Strategic Staffing SolutionsThe publication asked more than 18,400 attorneys in metro Detroit to select up to three nominees for the best corporate counsel as part of its 2014 Top Lawyers Peer Review Survey. Seppala joins a select group chosen for this honor.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Christine,” said Cindy Pasky, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions. “She brings a wealth of knowledge on the information technology industry to S3 and has worked tirelessly to manage risk and ensure best-in-class compliance and service agreements for our customers and our company.”

Seppala was previously named to dBusiness magazine’s 2012 list of Top Lawyers.

She supervises and advises Strategic Staffing Solutions on all domestic and international legal matters, corporate risk management, contract compliance and internal audit and oversees the company’s immigration and HR functions. She also represents S3’s legislative interests at both the state and federal levels.

Seppala serves on the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) Board of Directors and is an active member of its subcommittees on immigration reform, government ethics reform, elections reform and regional talent retention initiatives. She is a member of the Talent Task Force, a partnership between MAC and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, lending her expertise to ensure success in retraining and education programs aimed at retaining talent in Michigan. In addition, she is a member of the Justice Policies Initiative, a part of the State Bar of Michigan’s Justice Initiative.

She also serves on the Forgotten Harvest Board of Directors

Seppala received her juris doctor degree cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and holds a bachelor of arts in drama and English from the University of Toronto.

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About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $238 million IT and business services company based in Detroit. S3 is ranked the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report. It is also one of five companies nationally that is a certified Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has more than 2,300 consultants and 29 offices, 24 in the U.S. and five in Europe. For more information visit our website at or follow us on Facebook: Careers at Strategic Staffing Solutions.


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