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Craig Nelson Appointed Chairman of the Board at Nelson

Posted On03/03/2014

ContributorTracy Fischer

San Francisco, California, March 3, 2014 – Nelson announced today the appointment of Craig S. Nelson as Chairman of the Board. Craig Nelson is the former CEO of the organization and, prior to that, led Nelson’s staffing divisions, including Nelson Technology, Nelson & Associates, Nelson Staffing, and

His new role as Chairman of the Board comes at a good time for the company, which this week announced a 25% year-over-year increase in revenue from 2012 to 2013.

Said Nelson about his appointment, “I’m very excited about my new role as Chairman of the Board and the opportunity to provide strategic long-term planning for Nelson. I will be working with an extremely experienced board and our talented new CEO, Donna Farrugia. Over time, I’ve served the company in many capacities and I look forward to using my understanding of the organization to help management take the company to the next level.”

With Staffing Industry Analysts citing 6% growth in the staffing industry in 2013, a 25% increase in business demonstrates the depth of knowledge and experience Nelson has gained over 40+ years of serving the talent needs of its customers.

“At its heart, Nelson has always been about listening and communicating closely with our clients,” said company founder Gary D. Nelson. “Over the years, we’ve incorporated new approaches to identify quality talent but have never lost sight of the importance of relationships with each individual, client and the communities in which they work. I’m thrilled to have Craig Nelson as our Chairman. He understands our values well and will use them as a strong foundation for the future.”

To learn more about Nelson and current staffing trends, go to or follow Donna Farrugia @eieiceo.

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About Nelson
Founded in 1970 with locations throughout the West Coast and Southwest, Nelson was just named one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ fastest-growing U.S. staffing and talent engagement firms. Again in 2014, Nelson was recognized by Northbay Biz as “Best Job Placement Service” and received national awards from Inavero for delivering the highest satisfaction levels to both clients and talent. A Bay Area News Group Top Workplace and one of the Top 75 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists, Nelson is also honored to be the preferred staffing partner of the San Francisco 49ers. Providing staffing and recruiting services in accounting & finance, clerical, administration, human resources, technology, light industrial, manufacturing, legal, engineering, computer gaming, digital media, and wine & beverage, Nelson helps place people in full-time, temporary, direct hire, and contract positions. With the values of excellence, innovation, empathy, and integrity at the heart of the company, Nelson holds itself to a high standard. To learn more about Nelson, visit

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