Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Beacon Hill

Our Mission

To build and sustain a system of resources, procedures, policies, and plans that support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for all. This system works hand-in-hand with our founding mission to embody trust, decency, honesty, and mutual respect throughout all of our business and talent activities. 

This mission is the foundation for a brighter future in which our entire Beacon Hill community is heard, supported, and included at all levels of our business.

Taking Action for the Long-Term

While diversity in the workplace has always been a focus at Beacon Hill, in 2019 we took our first formal steps toward a sustainable DEI practice. We sought out a DEI consulting firm that engaged with our executive committee to examine the company’s current state and to recommend best practices for the future. This engagement led to our first DEI seminar, where our entire senior leadership team met in-person to be trained on the topic of unconscious bias. An outpouring of enthusiasm following the seminar inspired the formal rollout of our companywide DEI program.

DEI Taskforce

Led by a team of African American men and women, Latinx, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Beacon Hill’s DEI taskforce represents employees from a variety of roles, divisions, and locations throughout the company. Together, this team is the driving force that connects impacted communities within and around Beacon Hill. As we look to the future, the DEI Taskforce will serve as ambassadors for an inclusive Beacon Hill culture while helping to drive systemic change throughout our reaches.

Brian Kelley, DEI Taskforce Chair and Senior Regional Director, BH Technologies

Mr. Kelley is a Senior Regional Director of Beacon Hill Technologies as well as Chair of Beacon Hill's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Taskforce. He is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Technologies in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit, Michigan; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Regarded as one of the Midwest's best and most knowledgeable talent acquisition professionals, both in the business and technology staffing and contract services sectors, he has been delivering high-quality IT and business consultants throughout the region for more than two decades. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Mr. Kelley served as a sales leader for one of the largest IT staffing companies in the world and served as the IT Service Level Director for a billion-dollar insurance company in Wisconsin. Throughout a decade of demonstrated success at Beacon Hill, Mr. Kelley has progressed his career from his start as an IT professional, transitioning to IT sales leadership and today being one of the senior-most leaders within any Beacon Hill division. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Master's degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of work, Mr. Kelley coaches youth basketball.

Andrew M. Wang, DEI Taskforce Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wang is chief executive officer and president of Beacon Hill Staffing Group, the nation’s 30th largest staffing firm, with eight specialty divisions operating across the country. Having joined the company in 2002, Mr. Wang has spearheaded Beacon Hill’s transformation from a local boutique to a $594 million industry leader. Mr. Wang is responsible for Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s vision, strategic direction, and overall performance. He also chairs the company's Executive Committee.

Under Mr. Wang’s leadership, Beacon Hill has grown from fewer than 10 to more than 850 employees and now has more than 5,300 temporary employees on assignment daily. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Wang has prioritized the collective future of our employees, clients, and talent, while promoting the core values of Trust, Decency, Honesty, and Mutual Respect. As a result, the company has been extensively recognized for its successes, earning numerous “Best Places to Work” and “Fastest Growing” awards and rankings in national and local publications. Beacon Hill is the 2018 Grand Prize award in the 501+ employees category of Staffing Industry Analysts’ prestigious “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” list, marking the third year in a row that the company has appeared on this list.
 
Mr. Wang has worked in the staffing industry since 1989. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Mr. Wang was a senior vice president for one of the world’s largest staffing and HR solutions providers, a global conglomerate with operations in 29 countries and annual revenues exceeding $6 billion. During his time there, he helped to grow the company from a privately held startup to a publicly-traded global industry leader. Mr. Wang is a graduate of Connecticut College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in government.

Andre Campagna, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Senior Managing Consultant, BH Legal

Kelly Davis, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Senior Managing Consultant, BH Associates

Ms. Davis is an integral member of the Beacon Hill Staffing Group's Washington, DC. office. Throughout her seven years at Beacon Hill, she has continued to take on added responsibilities in management and training. Ms. Davis has achieved Rookie Club, Top of the Hill, and President’s Club. As a Senior Managing Consultant, she currently manages members of the DC Associates Temp team and remains an integral member of the DC office.

Ms. Davis graduated with honors from Tennessee State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. As a four year NCAA Division I volleyball player, she was an active member of school programs and activities. As a graduate student, she studied cognitive behavioral therapy programs while she worked for a private probation company. She completed her Master of Science degree through a joint program between Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University and participated in leadership courses through Vanderbilt University. Ms. Davis worked as a personal trainer and taught English abroad before landing at Beacon Hill in 2012. 

Mike Epps, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Recruiting Manager, BH Technologies

Mike Epps is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Technologies’ Dallas recruiting team and providing top talent to local and regional accounts. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Mr. Epps was a nationally recognized recruiter for two of the largest IT staffing firms in the world. He joined the Beacon Hill Dallas team in 2017 and has more than eight years of IT recruiting experience. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, and majored in Business Administration.

A.J. Harris, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Staffing Consultant, BH Technologies

A.J. Harris is a Staffing Consultant in Beacon Hill Technologies' Denver office and also serves as a member of Beacon Hill’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Taskforce. He is responsible for building strong networks/relationships and finding the top talent and matching them with opportunities that fit their skill set in local, regional, and national markets.

Prior to joining Beacon Hill, he was a regionally recognized top performer for a Healthcare/Technology recruiting company. A.J. received a Bachelor of Science from Adams State University where he majored in Psychology and mentored Low-Income first-generation college students. Outside of work, AJ enjoys playing drums at live shows, mentoring youth in the community, and fishing.

Abdul Johnson, BSIT, MBA, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Senior Account Executive, BH Technologies

Abdul Johnson is a Senior Account Executive at Beacon Hill Staffing Group in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Johnson specializes in providing large organizations with the technical talent they need to accomplish strategic projects and initiatives. Today, he is in his fourth year as one of the Top 10 Account Executives in the entire company. Mr. Johnson is recognized both professionally and personally for operating with integrity, fostering relationships, and continually raising the bar on his personal and professional goals. He actively supports his colleagues through mentorship and a focus on teamwork, driving success for everyone in his sphere. As a member of Beacon Hill’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, Mr. Johnson aspires to lead and encourage the next generation of high-performing industry newcomers. 

Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Mr. Johnson worked in IT and, after relocating to Madison, connected with a Beacon Hill recruiter during his job search. I began my career in staffing like many others by accident. Encouraged by his first impressions of the Beacon Hill Madison team, Mr. Johnson instead accepted the offer to join the company’s sales team. With strong mentorship from Senior Regional Director Brian Kelly, Mr. Johnson achieved top performance levels during his first year in the industry. Through continued success with his clients and candidates, Mr. Johnson quickly progressed through Beacon Hill’s career pathing.   

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in IT, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. 

Brayden Misiolek, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Client Support Specialist, BH Corporate

 

Brayden Misiolek started his career with Beacon Hill in 2013. As a Senior Technical Recruiter, he honed a consultative, client-centered approach and was integral in building out one of the company’s top ten accounts. He achieved Top of the Hill (2015-2018), President's Club (2016-2018), and was also awarded “Recruiter of the Year” and “Most Improved.” Mr. Misiolek expressed an interest to expand his contributions to the company; as a Client Support Specialist, he supports end-users on the erecruit Helpdesk and provides software training. 

While his recruiting success accelerated - he invested his financial resources and weekends to support his community. Identifying health disparities for the trans/gender diverse population, he founded Transcend the Binary in 2015 to empower his community and address barriers to health. Under Mr. Misiolek’s leadership as Executive Director, the team has grown along with the breadth of supportive services. Transcend’s integrative care team includes peer counselors, health and wellness advocates, social workers, and medical professionals who together have served over 350 individuals and families. 

Mr. Misiolek has led community-driven research, Finding Our Strength (FOS), which investigated minority stress, coping responses, and health determinants. Published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, this work has been nominated by the largest national pharmacy association for a Research Literature Award on the merits of its scientific significance in both findings and innovative methodology. As co-investigator of the Michigan Trans Health Survey, he helped create a benchmark health report, identified health disparities and gaps in access to care. MTHS was foundational to developing the Trans-Inclusive Provider Scale, which has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 

Mr. Misiolek created and facilitated the first-ever Trans Health Research Advisory Board within the state of Michigan, producing Best Practices, Priorities, and Dissemination guidelines for developing new research, programs, and policy advancements. He ensured that the first research-focused grant was invested back into community inclusion, to address the underrepresentation of Black and Latinx voices within trans research. Mr. Misiolek leads the development of a virtual, peer-led pilot program to build on community members' resilience and coping skills. As a founding co-organizer, he is helping lead a TGNC Wellness Conference for trans-identified wellness workers and clinicians. As co-chair for youth programming, he oversees the development and facilitation of programming for an annual teen camp that builds confidence and supports youth in an affirming space. 

Programmatic data, focus groups, and research findings have translated into these expanded programs and services as well as efforts to create change through education. Mr. Misiolek has led the development of interactive learning exhibits, as well as training for pharmacists, healthcare professionals, and allies. His work and care models have been presented nationally and regionally, including at the World Professional Association of Transgender Health's Inaugural Scientific Conference; LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference; Michigan Primary Care Association's Annual LGBTQ Health Summit; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research; Affirmations LGBTQ Community Center Pride exhibition; Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute Annual Community-Engaged Research Symposium; and guest lectures for psychology courses at the University of Michigan. 

This inventive work has earned the support of numerous reputable organizations including the Diversity Equity and Inclusion department of University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research; Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research Community-University Partnership Seed; University of Michigan's School of Social Work; Trans Justice Funding Project; Michigan Health Endowment Fund Community Impact; RESIST Foundation, which supports people's movements for justice and liberation; and many more community partners. 

Mr. Misiolek is a graduate of James Madison College, a residential program at Michigan State University, where he studied Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, with a minor in Philosophy & Law, and a cognate in Linguistics. 

Elisha Newsome, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Senior Staffing Consultant, BH Financial

Ms. Newsome is a Senior Staffing Consultant for Beacon Hill Financial in the St. Louis office. Throughout her career at Beacon Hill, she has taken an active role in helping to train and implement initiatives in the St. Louis office. In 2019, she was named to Beacon Hill's prestigious Top of the Hill list. Prior to Beacon Hill, she has worked in a variety of industries including insurance brokerage, and pharmaceuticals.

Ms. Newsome graduated with honors from Howard University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in business marketing and played Division I lacrosse. She is an active member in her community and has been involved in a number of organizations such as St. Louis City, Downtown Neighborhood Association (as a board member), Community Improvement District – Downtown St. Louis (as a board member), Economic Development Improvement District – Downtown St. Louis, United Way, Girls on the Run, Urban League Young Professionals, and Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis. Additionally, she has served as a coach for Metro Lacrosse.

Jaci Pulice, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Corporate Recruiting Manager, BH Corporate Recruiting

Ms. Pulice oversees Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s Campus Recruiting initiatives in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeast regions. She joined the campus team when it was first established in 2016 and since then has proven herself to be a valuable asset in attracting top talent to Beacon Hill Staffing Group. Ms.Pulice’s natural talent for building relationships combined with her passion for Beacon Hill Staffing Group provides a comprehensive and engaging experience for both job seekers and campus partners looking to learn more about our entry-level opportunities. She cares deeply about the candidates she represents and takes pride in connecting them to a career where they can see success. Whether it’s via a brief conversation at a job fair or a presentation to a room of 100+ students, Ms. Pulice has the ability to empower young professionals and spark their interest in the staffing industry. She started her career at Beacon Hill Staffing Group as an Account Executive and can speak first hand to the success one can have when they’re determined to work hard to see results. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Pulice worked in marketing and admissions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from American University, where she majored in Public Communications and minored in Marketing. 

Jacob Sanders, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Staffing Consultant, BH Technologies

Mr. Sanders is a 2019 graduate and Chancellor’s scholar of UW-Madison who double majored in marketing and entrepreneurship before starting as a Staffing Consultant at Beacon Hill’s Milwaukee Tech branch. During his time at UW-Madison he formed his own LLC and that work ethic has carried over an aspect of entrepreneurship to his work here at Beacon Hill. Throughout the first year of his career he has not only accustomed himself to the nuances of the staffing and IT world, but he has achieved success as shown by his Rookie Club accolade. Mr. Sanders was born and raised in Milwaukee and working at the Milwaukee Tech branch has allowed him to serve the community he calls home. Outside of work, he has been passionate about helping the community and has spent time working in Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Sanders is using his voice within Beacon Hill to help facilitate change both internally, at Beacon Hill, as well as in the Milwaukee community he grew up in.

Chris Sauls, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Business Development Manager, BH Life Sciences

Mr. Sauls is a Business Development Manager for Beacon Hill Staffing Group. Based out of Raleigh-Durham, NC, Mr. Sauls specializes in life science contingency staffing, supporting nationwide clients and candidates. Currently, he manages a team of three who are tasked with growing the Beacon Hill brand in North Carolina. With 20+ years in the staffing industry, Mr. Sauls has earned several sales awards since joining Beacon Hill in 2016, including Top of the Hill and Presidents Club.
 
During his career, Mr. Sauls has worked with his alma maters, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University (NCSU), on career-coaching initiatives, helping to bridge the gap between education and the life science industry's skill set demands. For several years, he was involved in fundraising events to work towards LGBTQ marriage equality in North Carolina.
   
Mr. Sauls holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in physiology from NCSU. He lives with his husband, John Peel, in Pittsboro, NC.

Amy Van Sicklin, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Managing Director and EVP, BH Corporate Strategic Services

Ms. Van Sicklin is managing director and EVP of Beacon Hill Corporate Strategic Services, overseeing the cross-divisional business functions that support each of Beacon Hill’s specialty divisions, including marketing and communications, experienced internal hiring and on-campus recruitment, and training and professional development. She additionally leads our companywide Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and executes on strategic goals and initiatives across Beacon Hill. She is also the Managing Director Emeritus of Beacon Hill Financial, having founded the division in 2003, and launched Beacon Hill's Corporate Recruiting division in 2016.
 
Leveraging an unparalleled ability to identify the strengths each of her team members brings to the table, Ms. Van Sicklin is recognized as one of the industry's foremost search and placement experts. In addition to the above core strategic functions, today she continues to directly lead Beacon Hill Financial's Boston team and brings over 20 years of experience to the benefit of internal and external customers, having spent much of her early career in finance and operations at a Fortune 500 company.
 
A member of Beacon Hill's Executive Committee, Ms. Van Sicklin holds an MBA from Babson College's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Eileen Vega-Lamboy, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Regional Director, BH Legal

Chelsie Walsh, DEI Taskforce Committee Member and Senior Corporate Recruiter, BH Corporate Recruiting - Experienced

Ms. Walsh is responsible for hiring experienced staffing professionals for Beacon Hill offices nationwide. She started her career in staffing right out of school, and after an initial introduction to the industry, joined Beacon Hill's Technologies Division in Orange County, California in 2015. After eight months of technical recruiting, Ms. Walsh progressed into an account management role, where she was responsible for new business development in the Orange County market. She earned a promotion to Senior Account Executive in 2018, and was quickly elevated to become a Senior Managing Consultant, where she took a leading role in growing the office in Southern California.

Ms. Walsh achieved Top of the Hill in 2018 and 2019, as well as President's Club in 2019. With four years of recruiting and business development experience, she was ecstatic to take on the challenge of joining the corporate recruiting team. Ms. Walsh is a proud San Diego State University (SDSU) alumnus, where she was heavily involved in diversity training, events, and education for incoming students through the Residence Hall Council. During her time at SDSU, she was an Executive Board member of the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) and completed a certificate course from the Cross-Cultural Center Certification Program.

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“With determination, perseverance, and a great team around me, I pulled off what felt like the impossible.”

- Abdul Johnson, Senior Account Executive, Madison, WI

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- Christopher Sauls, Business Development Manager, Raleigh-Durham, NC