Patti Bossert - President
Patti Bossert, CME, CSP, founder and President of Key Staffing, is currently celebrating her 20th year in business in Topeka. Key is a certified woman-owned business specializing in clerical and light industrial temporary, temp to hire, and direct hire staffing. Patti also owns and operates Premier Employment Solutions in Topeka, and Key Staffing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Premier’s specialty is recruiting top talent for clients in Topeka and throughout the Midwest. Patti was awarded the 1998 Kansas Woman Owned Business of the Year Award by the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing.
Patti is a native of South Dakota and holds a B.S. in Education from South Dakota State University. She has served on the boards and committees of many local, state, and national organizations including: Kansas Inc. Board, The Kansas Chamber, Rotary International, NFIB Leadership Council, Sales & Marketing Executives International, Society of Human Resource Managers, Heart of American Staffing Services, United Way of Greater Topeka, and the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. She is past Co-Chair of Kansas, Inc. and is a graduate of Leadership Topeka and the 2007 Leadership Kansas Class. Patti is an active member of Rotary, and has served as a Topeka South Rotary President, and was even awarded the "Service Above Self" prestigious award in 2009.
Patti attributes her business success to adhering to her company mission statement, “To provide innovative employment solutions that will exceed the expectations of our clients and candidates.”
Paul Bossert - Director of Operations
Paul attended Bowling Green State University and was a member of their Division I swim team. He Graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design. He has experience working with small to medium size design agencies, along with a larger corporate environment, Neiman Marcus in Dallas, as a member of their advertising team. He joined Key Staffing in 2007.
Paul has been responsible for leading his sales and recruiting teams to a profitable year despite difficult economic challenges. He designed and implemented new marketing strategies along with engineering cost-saving processes and expanding business development. Paul continually focuses his teams on targeting their market and differentiating their services. He implemented innovative techniques and the utilization of social media to research, attracted talent, and market in new ways.
Paul is very involved in the community and looks to help grow the base of successful young professionals in Topeka. Some of his involvement includes Topeka South Rotary Board of Directors, Leadership of Greater Topeka 2009, Fast Forward Steering Committee, Fast Forward Marketing Committee Chair, Bryan College Board of Advisors, and the Young Leaders Society. Paul also enjoys reading to 2nd graders through the Topeka South Rotary club’s Mighty Mentors program. He was recently honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International and awarded as a Distinguished Sales and Marketing Executive by Sales and Marketing International.
Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, Hannah, and their two children and two puggles. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing, bowling, watching KU sports, and freelance designing.
Claire Engelken - HR Assistant
Claire is a Human Resources Assistant for Key Staffing. She helps to find candidates through advertising, the company website, and social media. Claire graduated from the University of Arizona, and is currently working toward a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Kansas. She previously taught English in South Korea for 2 years. In her free time, Claire enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Doug Erickson - Vice President
Beginning his Recruiting career in 1993, Doug Erickson is Vice President for Key Staffing, specializing in the recruitment of managerial and executive level talent in the Financial/Accounting, IT and HR arena. He has successfully overseen the placement of top talent in Financial Analysis, Cost, Controllers, Directors, IT and C-level and other Corporate positions. The majority of Doug’s clients are mid-sized corporations to Fortune 500 Organizations, with a few boutique businesses and public accounting firms. Doug focuses on a total fit for both the clients and candidates he represents, as a result, 89% of the professionals he has placed are still with the client company. Doug prides himself on his ability to earn the trust and respect of these clients, who grow to view him more as a business partner than simply a Recruiter.
Doug has been professionally trained by some of the Recruiting industries biggest names: Greg Doersching, Doug Beabout and Jeff Skretny. He has trained in Morgan Methodology recruitment and management, and has attained his CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) designation. Doug is an active member of the National Association of Personnel Services, American Staffing Association, and the Top Echelon Recruiting Network.
In addition to recruiting, Doug has been a guest speaker for schools, professional associations and a talk radio show “All About Business”, regarding the latest trends in Talent Acquisition and Retention, Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills. His work with companies and candidates alike has earned him many letters of recommendation and thanks. Past or current boards/organization involvement: Rotary North of Sioux Falls, SME of Sioux Falls, Southeast Vo-Tech Accounting Advisory Board, Sioux Empire SHRM, Sioux Falls Chamber Diplomat, BNI, Junior Achievement
Kim Erickson - Certified Staffing Professional
Ron Finger - Certified Staffing Professional
Ron is a Certified Staffing Professional for Key Staffing. He has been working with Key Staffing for more than 10 years after retiring from 32 years with AT&T. Ron and his wife, Becky, have two daughters and four beautiful grandchildren! He is a United Way Caring Club member and volunteers as a chaperone five times a year for community organized trips. In his free time Ron enjoys taking care of his yard and spending time with his family.
Jason Finson - Accounting Manager
Jason is the Accounting Manager for Key Staffing & Premier Employment Solutions. He handles the accounting, payroll, and benefits for all of our clients, customers, and employees. Jason graduated from the University of Kansas with a Political Science degree. While he was in school he was very active in music. When he is not busy at work he enjoys listening to music, being involved in theater, golf, sports, paintball, and church. He currently plays bass guitar in productions with the Topeka Civic Theatre, and also plays in a local band.
Kristi Hinck - Accounting
Kristi is the Payroll Coordinator and Accounting Clerk for Key Staffing. She assists with accounting details and coordinates temporary payrolls. Kristi’s main focus is to make the CSR’s and Accounting Manager’s job easier, and she enjoys any chance to help. In her free time, she enjoys reading romance novels, crocheting, and family activities.
Bailey Johnston - Front Desk Coordinator
Bailey is the Front Desk Coordinator for Key Staffing. She is the first point of contact for all clients and applicants, and directs them based on each individual need. She helps support the customer service representatives in any way possible. Bailey grew up in Dover, KS and is currently living in Topeka with her boyfriend BJ, their dog Marvin, and cat, Asia. Bailey is a United Way Caring Club member, and is currently attending Allen County Community College. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Richard Kelly - HR Assistant
Richard is a Human Resources Assistant for Key Staffing. He invites candidates into the office to complete the application process and also conducts interviews to help place candidates with clients. He was born and raised in Topeka and graduated in May 2013 from Washburn University with degrees in Mass Media and Social Work. He was a member of a fraternity during his time as an Ichabod and held various leadership positions on campus. Richard also graduated in May 2013 from Leadership Greater Topeka. In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts, playing Frisbee golf, and watching hockey.
Bev Schwartz - Project Coordinator
Bev is the Project & Customer Relations Coordinator for Key Staffing. Her position involves the planning and the oversight of various projects involving recognizing both clients and employees. Bev is originally from Jacksonville, Illinois and she attended Sangamon State University. She is married to Lee and together they have two children and three wonderful grandchildren. Bev enjoys shopping, traveling, volunteering with Hospice, KU and K-State basketball and football, and of course spending time with her family!
Jamie Stafford - CSP, Executive Assistant
Jamie is the Executive Assistant to the President and Vice President of Key Staffing. Her primary responsibility is to assist in the direction of the company based upon a set of core values; providing solutions that help lead customers and clients to effective employment solutions. Jamie organizes office operations including the timely flow of information, provides training to staff, and produces presentations and correspondence. She graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and remains a member of Psi Chi Honor Society. Her time away from work is spent with her cherished son William and husband Jason.
Sharon Stead - Accounting
Sharon’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She particularly enjoys attending her grandsons’ sports activities. Sharon is married and has one son and three grandchildren. Before working for Premier, Sharon retired in 2001 from AT&T where she worked as a Manager in Human Resource Staffing for 22 years.
Sharon is the Payroll Coordinator for Key and Premier Employment Solutions. She handles all of the payroll functions for Key Staffing and Premier. Sharon graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Business Administration. While attending school she was active in a social sorority and various Greek and leadership organizations.
Jenifer Woodman - CSP, Division Manager
Jen is a Certified Staffing Professional for Key Staffing and Premier Employment. She is responsible for the day to day operations for Key Staffing Topeka. Jen’s time is spent understanding and fulfilling the needs of Key’s clients and staff. She interviews candidates and places them with clients in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire jobs. Jen received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. She graduated from Leadership Topeka in 2013, is a member of United Way’s Young Leaders Society, and the Topeka Jayhawks Club.