As president and chief executive officer of Kelly Services®, Carl Camden is a recognized thought leader on talent management and how companies can adapt to succeed in the changing economic landscape.
In his role at Kelly Services – which serves 98 percent of the Fortune 100 companies – Carl regularly consults with leaders of many of the largest, best-known corporations in the world, providing insight into labor trends and advising on flexible workforce strategies. His company’s solutions and his clients’ needs span the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA, and Carl is a frequent speaker at international conferences on human resource strategies, leadership, and changing labor dynamics.
His varied educational and professional background gives him a unique perspective on the changing world of work. With three degrees (including a PhD) by the age of 25, Carl has been a marketing executive for a bank holding company; co-president of an advertising agency; co-founder of a behavioral research group; and a tenured university professor. He is frequently invited to speak to students and faculty at business schools throughout the U.S.
Carl serves as co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development. In addition, he is chair of the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch, and is a member of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenue and more than 13 million employees.
Previously he has served on the Labor Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank, the Advisory Committee on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits (ERISA Advisory Council), the Board of Visitors of Duke University Fuqua School of Business, the Board of Trustees for the University of Detroit Mercy and the Board of Directors for the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Carl is well-known for being a passionate advocate for the free agent workforce. He has served on the American Staffing Association’s board of directors, and received awards from international workforce agencies for his significant contributions to improving the workforce development system.
Carl has been featured in Business Week, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, and numerous other media on topics ranging from labor force dynamics to health care reform to leadership in an increasingly global business climate. Carl also appears regularly on CNBC to provide insight into the changing labor market.
Executive Vice Presidents
George S. Corona
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
George Corona is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Kelly Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB). Kelly® is a leader in providing workforce solutions.
Promoted to his current position in 2009, Mr. Corona is responsible for all of Kelly’s regions and operating units, including the Americas, APAC, EMEA, the Centers of Excellence (CoE), and the Outsourcing and Consulting Group. He also has responsibility for the following global organizations: Solutions, IT, Service and Marketing.
In 2007, Mr. Corona served as executive vice president responsible for the operations, administration, and finance of commercial, professional and technical staffing in the Americas region. In 2005, Mr. Corona became senior vice president and general manager for the U.S. Commercial segment, where he was responsible for the business operations of more than 1,100 offices across the United States.
Mr. Corona joined Kelly in 1994 as an area manager in Kelly’s Midwest region. He was promoted to vice president and regional manager in the Middle Markets Division, and later became senior vice president and general manager of Middle Markets in 2000.
Prior to joining Kelly, Mr. Corona held management roles at Digital Equipment Professional Services Group and Burroughs Corporation.
Mr. Corona holds a master’s degree in business administration from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Patricia Little is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Kelly Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB). Kelly® is a leader in providing workforce solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
Patricia is responsible for the financial operations of all segments of Kelly’s business. Prior to joining Kelly in 2008, Ms. Little was employed at Ford Motor Company as a general auditor directing Ford’s global internal audit function, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and the General Counsel.
She has over 20 years of progressively responsible global experience across a broad range of roles in accounting, treasury and finance functions at both the corporate and operating levels. In addition, she served in a leadership role in several major acquisitions.
In 2010, Patricia was elected to the Board of Directors of McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in flavor with the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of spices, seasonings, specialty foods and flavorings to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. In 2013, Patricia was elected as the Audit Committee Chair for McCormick. In 2011, Patricia was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Chapter, headquartered in Lansing.
Patricia holds a bachelor degree in accounting from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and a master’s degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Michael S. Webster
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Americas and Global Solutions
Michael S. Webster is executive vice president and general manager, Americas and Global Solutions for Kelly Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB). Kelly® is a leader in providing workforce solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
Mr. Webster is responsible for the operations, administration, and finance of commercial, professional and technical staffing in the Americas region. The Americas region encompasses the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil.
Most recently, he assumed leadership of the Global Solutions team that is responsible for driving growth and delivering world-class account management within Kelly’s global customer base.
In his tenure with the company, Mr. Webster has directed Kelly’s Global Sales, Service and Marketing divisions; overseen the development of the Professional, Technical, and Staffing Alternatives groups. He joined Kelly in 1996 as vice president of Sales, Corporate Accounts from GE Plastics, where he developed a 20 year career in sales and marketing, ultimately being named general manager of GE Plastics’ North Central region.
Mr. Webster holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University. He serves on the board of directors for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Vice Presidents
Senior Vice President, EMEA and APAC
Steve S. Armstrong
General Manager, U.S. Operations
Pamela M. Berklich
Direct Hire Practices
James H. Bradley
Teresa S. Carroll
Centers of Excellence and General Manager, Outsourcing & Consulting Group