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The Illinois Search and Staffing Association had one more fun event to wrap up 2019, and it was a big hit! We asked a panel of HR and hiring managers to join us at Pinstripes in Oak Brook, IL and share some insights on their partnership with staffing firms. This was an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get answers and ideas for successful placement of candidates.


The panel of guest speakers included:

Joanne Snarich

Joanne Snarich has had a successful and progressive career in Human Resources within the manufacturing industry. Currently, she serves as the Director of Human Resources for Dexter Magnetic Technologies, which is the leading manufacturer of quality permanent magnets and custom magnetic assemblies.


Bill Buckley 

Bill Buckley has spent the past 12 years of his career in Project Management. Since 2013, he’s been working for S&C Electric Company, which is a global provider of equipment and services for electrical power systems. There, he serves as a Senior Manager for the manufacturing operations of custom equipment, and he’s been a key player in the company’s project management initiatives.


Lori Youngwirth

Lori Youngwirth is a Supervisor of Indirect Purchasing team at Progress Rail Locomotive Inc. Progress Rail is a subsidiary of Caterpillar and is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock, infrastructure solutions, and technologies for the global rail industries.


Kimberly Wimer

Kimberly Wimer is the Human Resources Manager for Laser Precision. Laser Precision is a world-class innovative manufacturer specializing in metal cutting, forming, welding, and finishing. Kimberly has been with Laser Precision for nearly 3 years and she plays a critical role in overseeing Human Resources and People Management.


Katie Dykstra

Katie Dykstra’s recent career has been focused in employee relations and human resources. Currently, she works as the Chief People Officer for Fastmore Logistics, a provider of comprehensive multimodal transportation services. Katie is responsible for a variety of duties that include employee training and professional development, employee recruitment and retention, and many other responsibilities that are focused on the company’s optimization efforts.



Following the panel Q & A, we enjoyed a happy hour with our guests and friends, old and new!



We celebrated this special time of year by asking attendees to bring a toy or veteran gift for the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation’s Holiday Giving Program. Attendees who brought a gift for this wonderful charity were entered into a raffle of gift cards and prizes from our vendors. We collected a very large box of gifts that wasn’t nearly large enough! Everyone had fun and of course loved the raffle.





Thank you to all of our generous sponsors: Assurance, Automated Business Designs, Sunset Cove Solutions, Bullhorn, Emsi, Lochness Medical, Essential StaffCARE, Spark Hire, ConnectHR, Advance Partners, rapid! PayCard, Avionte, Haley Marketing Group, TempWorks, PeopleG2, Networkers Funding, Tricom, and Madison Resources. We appreciate your support of our programming throughout the year!

Email ISSA info@issaworks.com   |   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1228, Westmont, IL 60559