Penmac Leadership

Penmac Staffing is a premier provider of staffing and HR services.

Penmac Leadership

Author and business consultant Peter Drucker famously said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” At Penmac, we think both are important. In 2010, Penmac Founder Patti Penny and her family transferred ownership of Penmac Staffing to the company’s employees, giving each team member a stake in the success of the company. Today, Penmac is one of the largest employee-owned staffing companies in the United States. With strong roots built by Penny, the company has continued to succeed under the leadership of many talented staff.

Patti Penny – Founder and Chairwoman of the Board

Patti PennyPatti Penny’s strong desire to help people succeed in their work led to her founding Penmac Staffing Services in January 1988. From one small office in Springfield, Mo., Penmac has expanded into 33 offices in eight, which provide employment, education and training opportunities for more than 17,000 associates annually. In 2010, Penny was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. In 2009, Penny was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Public Affairs from Missouri State University. She is presently a member of Mercy Hospital Board of Directors. In 2010, the Penny family transferred ownership of Penmac to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. In January 2012, Penny stepped down as CEO and currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board. Her philosophy has remained the same throughout the growth of Penmac: to help people have a better life through securing work that is rewarding.

Tim Massey – CEO

Tim MasseyTim Massey was named CEO of Penmac in October 2013. Massey is a 20 year veteran of the staffing industry. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Paramount Staffing, where he managed sales and operations for the southeast United States. Massey said, “Our focus is on delivering the market’s top talent to the top employers. With over 25 years of solid service delivery, Penmac offers unparalleled talent placement in the markets that we serve.”

Paula Adams – President

Paula AdamsSince 1995, Paula Adams has worked in many roles at Penmac, including placement, unemployment administration, and promotions. In 2002, she became Vice-President, managing all Penmac branch offices. In 2006, Adams was named President, and began overseeing branch and corporate operations. Since her mother Patti Penny stepped down as CEO in January 2012, Adams has served as President and CEO. Adams currently serves as a Board Member for the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District and on the Jordan Valley Advisory Committee. She is also on the Kiwanis Club of Springfield South Board of Directors. She is a proud alumna of the University of Missouri.

Leah Ann Iaguessa – Chief Financial Officer

Leah Ann IaguessaLeah Ann Iaguessa joined Penmac as CFO in January 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arkansas State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Penmac, Iaguessa served as Corporate Accounting Controller for Mid-America Dairymen, and prior to that was a senior manager for Deloitte & Touche. Iaguessa says, “it means a lot to me to work with an organization that is very solid financially, runs the business very ethically, and gives employees flexibility and respect.”

Stuart Stringer – Vice-President of Operations

Stuart StringerStuart Stringer has worked at Penmac for over ten years, and most recently served as manager of Penmac’s largest branch office in downtown Springfield, Missouri. He was named Vice-President of Operations in December 2013, and now oversees 13 branch offices. He earned a degree in Administrative Management from Missouri State University. Stringer says, “I am very thankful for the opportunity to provide the support needed to deliver the highest level of customer service to our clients and our employees. I truly believe ‘You can’t go wrong with treating people right.'”

Nancy Riggs – Regional Vice-President

Nancy RiggsShortly after receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration, Nancy Riggs joined Penmac in 1994. Riggs has worked throughout the organization in many roles, including recruiting, interviewing and screening candidates, as well as working with businesses on their hiring needs. She is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and in 2009, was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award recipients. Riggs says, “learning about businesses and their unique goals and needs is one of my favorite aspects of working at Penmac. I enjoy developing custom plans to help employers succeed with our HR solutions.”