Our Contributors

Our thought leaders share their expertise and unique, informed insights into how companies can harness innovative talent acquisition strategies to drive greater business value and results.

James Cleaver

CLIENT DELIVERY LEADER

James Cleaver is the PeopleScout client delivery leader and senior leader in Canada, managing both U.S. and Canadian enterprise client relationships and with global teams. James brings more than 15 years of experience in talent acquisition – from agency and executive search to vendor management and global recruiting leadership delivery in 23 countries. This experience includes system and process design as well as implementation, global HR program management, consulting and vendor management. James has written blog posts on topics including sourcing optimization, diversity and inclusion practices, employee referral best practices and choosing an ATS.

Eric Dyson

TREND WRITER

Eric has been a part of the PeopleScout team since 2017 as the content marketing and lead generation specialist in the Chicago headquarters. In addition to his contributions to PeopleScout NEXT, he also specializes in email marketing, thought leadership and digital marketing. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Valparaiso University.

Nicole Fuqua

SENIOR EDITOR

Nicole has been a part of the PeopleScout team since 2017 as the senior marketing content producer in the Chicago headquarters. In addition to her contributions to PeopleScout NEXT, she also hosts the Talking Talent with PeopleScout podcast and webinar series. Nicole comes to the talent acquisition industry after spending five years working as a journalist at television stations across the Midwest. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Vanessa Hawes

SENIOR EMPLOYER BRAND & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

As a member of PeopleScout’s talent advisory practice, Vanessa supports our clients to effectively launch, embed, manage and measure their employer brand. Vanessa leads a number of strategic employer brand accounts, as well as supports the RPO division and PeopleScout globally. Vanessa takes an active interest in inclusion and diversity, especially female representation in business and STEM and social mobility.

Carter McHugh

VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY

Carter brings more than 22 years of experience in building world-class software solutions for businesses and consumers. As vice president of technology at PeopleScout, his passion is creating a culture of technology excellence at global scale and delighting customers with innovative software solutions that improve their people and business. Prior to joining PeopleScout, Carter held various executive technology roles at CSG International, a leading provider of enterprise revenue management and customer engagement solutions for the telecommunication industry. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jasmine Patel

TREND WRITER

Jasmine has been part of the PeopleScout team since 2019 as the marketing and communications content specialist in the Chicago headquarters. In addition to her contributions to PeopleScout NEXT, she maintains PeopleScout’s internal communications and manages the company’s external presence on social media. Prior to joining the talent acquisition industry, she wrote for award-winning student newspaper the Loyola Phoenix, in addition to her work as a designer for her university’s student social justice publication, Mosaic. Jasmine holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Loyola University Chicago.

Dana Peever

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

Dana Peever, Director of Human Resources for PeopleManagement and PeopleScout, has been with our TrueBlue family for over 5 years. She started on the Client Delivery side with PeopleScout and after learning that side of the business, made the move into Human Resources. She then spent some time leading the HR function over at our sister company, PeopleManagement, and earlier this year, added PeopleScout back to her portfolio. In her spare time, she is a best-selling author and is fascinated with human behavior and psychology. She is Canadian, eh? and lives on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and as she often describes, about half way between the CN Tower in Toronto and Niagara Falls, if you’ve ever heard of those places.

Anna Turner

VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT

Anna Turner, SHRM-CP, PHR, is the VP of Product at PeopleScout. She is responsible for leading the vision, strategy and roadmap for PeopleScout’s product and service portfolio. Anna has deep B2B software product management leadership experience, with previous roles at high-growth tech companies, including Snagajob, PeopleMatter, Benefitfocus and Blackbaud. She is also a recognized expert on HR technology, serving on the national SHRM expertise panel for Technology and HR Management since 2016. Anna lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband Matt and two boys, Coy (8) and Abe (7). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Clemson University and an MBA from The Citadel.

PEOPLESCOUT PRESIDENT
Brannon Lacey
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Caroline Sabetti
MANAGING EDITOR
Sarah Candelario
SENIOR EDITOR
Nicole Fuqua
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kate Dennis
LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sarah Uhlarik
SUPPORTING GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Gayatri Das
TREND WRITERS
Eric Dyson
Jasmine Patel