Brenda Barron, CSP Managing Partner

Professional Staffing Group is changing and improving every day to assure we can meet the needs of clients and candidates in this ever-challenging employment environment. In June of 2019 PSG was acquired by Brenda & Adrian Barron of Brandon. Brenda has been in the staffing industry for over twenty years of which twelve years she lived in Atlanta where she oversaw business development, recruiting and compliance for a national organization, traveling extensively to support their operation.

Brenda began her career in Jackson in 1999, managing multiple markets throughout central and northern Mississippi. About two years ago she and Adrian decided to relocate back to Mississippi to be close to family, including three beautiful grandchildren. Brenda continued to work for the national organization until January when Jane Sanders, the owner of PSG contacted Brenda about a role she couldn’t refuse – being part of an independently owned staffing firm focused on professional level services using big firm recruiting technologies as well as meeting needs for select sectors. Together they worked towards a succession plan which allowed Brenda to acquire Professional Staffing Group in June of 2019.

Brenda is now the Managing Partner of Professional Staffing Group, and very eager to share with our clients many of the out of the box ideas she has learned the past five years on how to attract and retain top talent. Professional Staffing Group has always been known for providing top quality, highly skilled talent to our clients. Our goal is to continue that tradition, to provide stellar service to our clients and exceed their expectations.

Amber Therrell

Born in Oklahoma City but raised in Mississippi, Amber has lived in Brandon most of her life. She is the proud mother of a six-month old baby girl who is a miniature version of herself. Amber graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 with a degree in Marketing. Her career has since been comprised of both sales and marketing roles where she has experienced success in business and relationship development.

Amber joined PSG in July 2019 bringing her background in sales and a love for meeting new people with her. Although new to staffing, she is eager to learn and excited to be an integral part in the overall success and growth of the organization.

Amber’s Role

Amber, like everyone else at Professional Staffing Group will wear multiple hats.  Ambers day to day focus will be in helping to educate our clients and candidates via blogs and post to social media and our website.

Amber will also work in conjunction with our clients to assure we are helping them achieve their long term goals in staffing and delivering top quality products and services within their various organizations.

Qualifications

BS, Marketing, The University of Southern Mississippi

6+ years of proven sales experience

Skilled in marketing, negotiation, sales, and relationship development

Theresa Robinson, CSP Office Administrator & HR Coordinator

“Working with Professional Staffing Group gives me the opportunity to pass along tidbits – ones not taught in class – to give someone an edge.”

Theresa’s Story

Theresa was raised in Brookhaven, MS.  She came to the “big” city in the 1980s to attend Jackson State University where she graduated with a degree in accounting. Theresa joined Professional Staffing Group in October 2013 as the company was going through internal changes in management and taking on a new business model. With years of experience in accounting and high-level administrative support, Theresa brought a grounding presence to the PSG Team as the new office administrator.

Office Administrator by day, but in her own words, “foodie by night!” She loves to watch food shows, root for competitors and pick up tips from the world-class chefs. “I love making the rounds to the many fine eateries in Jackson. I learned that presentation is very important to the experience of the food.”

Theresa’s Role

Theresa’s role has evolved since she joined PSG. She now has taken on the role of HR Coordinator. Besides the many office administrative duties that she performs that keep the team running smoothly, Theresa works in conjunction with the PSG Recruiters, General Manager, and the Staff Accountant; she handles all onboarding activities, monitors timesheet processes, manages benefit enrollments, and maintains email lists.

With everything in its place, Theresa’s work product is as clean as her desk. Her behind the scenes work with PSG candidates engenders a sense of trust and loyalty that is reflected in turn through the service the candidates provide to PSG clients.

“I encourage candidates to realize that the first impressions are as critical as any qualifications, experiences and book-learning they may have printed on a fine piece of linen paper. A good candidate can make a spectacular impression, but it’s more than just their qualifications: like good food, it is also presentation.”

Qualifications

  • BS Accounting, Jackson State University
  • 25+ years Accounting & High-Level Business Administrative Support
  • CSP, American Staffing Association Certification
  • Continuing Studies in Human Resources

Myra Penton, CSP Specialty Recruiter

“I enjoy making a difference in people’s lives by helping to find not just a job, but a career that fits them to a tee. I know the value of a job you actually like going to every day because I have one!”

Myra’s Story

Myra lives in Mendenhall in Simpson County.  She has three grown children, two sweet grandbabies she misses in Colorado and one to spoil here in Mississippi.

Myra officially joined PSG in August of 2013 after working temporary assignments as a PSG Associate Employee. Having found a gem, PSG hired Myra to become part of the internal staff as the Staffing Coordinator.

Myra is a natural in the staffing world.  She committed to the PSG Recruiter 80 weeks training, which she completed with high marks.  She also earned her American Staffing Association certification, CSP, and was promoted to Specialty Recruiter in 2017.

Myra’s Role

Having been a legal secretary and executive assistant for 25 years, Myra is an ideal recruiter to focus on the legal and corporate sectors, working with all levels of support staff positions in law firms and corporations. She also has personal work experience with medical office administration in small clinics and hospital settings. Her first-hand knowledge of these work environments – combined with PSG’s professional staffing training – has helped Myra become a trusted advisor to the clients and candidates she serves.

Myra’s co-workers are so proud of her!  “It’s been great,” she said. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had.”

Qualifications

  • Coursework at Midland College, Texas
  • 25 Years Executive Assistant and Legal Secretary
  • Professional Staffing Group Associate Employee – Legal & Medical Office
  • Top Producer Recuiter Training – 80 Weeks, Certificate of Completion
  • CSP, American Staffing Association Certification

Charda Butler Recruiter

“I want to be a PSG Rock Star Recruiter!  Recruiting is my passion.  I love helping people find good jobs with great companies.  So began Charda’s interview with Professional Staffing Group. 

Charda’s Story

Charda is a Mississippian down to the bone, born and raised in the city of Jackson.  She is the proud mother of a bright young 8-year-old daughter, who is her life’s light and joy; but she admits, the big city lights did catch her attention, which led her to Dallas to take a job with a national staffing firm in 2018.

“It was a great learning experience,” said Charda.  When the company decided to close that branch, however, she resisted their pleas to have her move to the home office in Oklahoma.  She was ready to get back home.

After considering other staffing firm opportunities, Charda chose PSG because of the growth opportunities to not only continue to develop her recruiting expertise in the industrial sector, but to also learn how to service other verticals (i.e. industry sectors).

Charda’s Role

Charda’s primary focus at PSG will be to work with the new General Manager on growing the industrial sector of the company.

Qualifications

  • Business Administration – Hinds Community College
  • 6 years of Recruiting and Client Relationship experience
  • Strong interpersonal/intrapersonal, communication (verbal and written), and problem solving skills
  • Onsite supervisory experience

Jennifer Farris Business Development Manager

Jennifer is a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast having been born in Gulfport, MS. She made Jackson her home in 1996 after having finished a Bachelor and Master of Art Degrees at the University of Mississippi.

Jennifer’s successful sales career began in 1997 as she became an awarding winning medical sales representative during the next 17 years. She turned her interests to medical staffing in 2014 and had four years experience in the industry prior to joining Professional Staffing Group in November 2019.

Working with the public comes naturally to Jennifer. Supporting and working with the local business communities in and around Jackson is very rewarding to Jennifer. She has a passion for networking and connecting people who can ultimately help each other.