This week’s chat features Jennifer Dehan, the President and COO of Velocity Staff, which is a different kind of staffing agency.
Jennifer started her career in staffing in 1993 shortly after graduating from Kansas State University, and about 10 years later had a chance meeting with an Entrepreneurial Technologist that led to the founding of Velocity Staff, Inc.
In addition to her work Velocity, Jennifer is a founder, board member and volunteer of Hoops4Hope, a not-for-profit that raises funds and awareness for organizations that support cancer patients in need in our community. She also works with the Natalie M Foundation to support scholarships for college bound students interested in pursuing STEM disciplines and works with the Foundation to encourage and educate young women to celebrate their strengths and capabilities.
Jennifer, who is a graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School, enjoys spending time with her husband John, who I hope to have as a guest on this podcast one day, and three step-children.
Jennifer takes a swing at our “Pregame Batting Practice,” and then Jennifer and Matt discuss the influence of her parents in her leadership journey, the keys to finding a job now at any age, and Jennifer shares a great story about how Ewing Kauffman set her up on her first blind date.
To learn more about Velocity Staff, Inc., visit their website.
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