TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper Named Inaugural Member of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Hall of Fame

February 21, 2017

TrueBlue COO Patrick Beharelle and PeopleScout President Taryn Owen Join SIA’s “North America Staffing 100 List”

Chicago, IL – Feb. 17, 2017– TACOMA, Wash.–TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper has been named to the inaugural class of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Hall of Fame, joining an exclusive list of leaders who have had a profound impact on the staffing industry. In addition, TrueBlue President and COO Patrick Beharelle and PeopleScout President Taryn Owen were named to SIA’s Staffing 100, which was announced in the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review.

The Staffing 100 list includes industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries of excellence, innovating and inspiring others including your customers to go beyond traditional models of staffing”

SIA describes the Staffing 100 as industry leaders who “will continue to break records, create new models of work, place people in jobs, help legislate and move the world of work forward.” This year, it created the Hall of Fame, which includes selected industry influencers who have been included on the Staffing 100 list for at least five consecutive years.

“This is a terrific honor, and it’s a privilege to be part of SIA’s first Hall of Fame class,” Cooper said. “We work hard to set a standard for the industry, both in terms of finding new ways to connect people and work and in conducting our corporate governance in an honest and ethical manner. The fact that Patrick and Taryn were both also named to the Staffing 100 list is a testament to TrueBlue’s leadership and innovation in our industry.”

SIA said it chose its first group of Hall of Fame members based on their pursuit of excellence, their desire to empower others, their ability to be persistent yet adapt in a workforce solutions ecosystem that is constantly involving, and a demonstration of integrity and strong leadership. These traits, SIA said, have enabled industry leaders such as Cooper to elevate the industry as a whole.

The Staffing 100 list includes industry leaders who are “pushing the boundaries of excellence, innovating and inspiring others including your customers to go beyond traditional models of staffing,” SIA said. Owen, who is making her first appearance on the list, has led PeopleScout through a period of tremendous worldwide growth over the past year that included the acquisition of the RPO division of Aon Hewitt and the integration of Staff Management | SMX’s MSP division.

Beharelle has overseen a 25 percent increase in revenue and is driving the organization’s digital transformation, global expansion and acquisition strategy. He has positioned TrueBlue as a leading employer of US military veterans through his work with organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project and the Veteran Talent Exchange. This is his fourth appearance on the Staffing 100 list, including in his previous position as CEO of The Seaton Companies.

About TrueBlue:
TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients create growth, improve efficiency and increase reliability. TrueBlue connected over 815,000 people with work during 2016 to clients in a wide variety of industries through its staffing, on-site workforce management and recruitment process outsourcing services. Learn more at

About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is a Total Workforce Solution provider trusted by businesses in North America and around the world for Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Provider (MSP) and blended solutions. PeopleScout consults with clients to solve complex hiring challenges and achieve their growth and revenue goals. PeopleScout provides cost-effective delivery of scalable, integrated and highly customized staffing solutions to more than 70 countries worldwide, with offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Sydney, Krakow, Gurgaon, Beijing, Toronto and Montreal. PeopleScout is a recognized leader in innovative talent management solutions, repeatedly honored as an RPO and MSP industry leader. PeopleScout has been named to HRO Today’s RPO Baker’s Dozen for 10 straight years, named a “Leader” on Everest Group’s 2016 PEAK Matrix™ of RPO providers and ranked as a “Leader” on NelsonHall’s RPO vendor assessment. The company has also been named a leading MSP service provider on HRO Today’s MSP Baker’s Dozen since 2010. PeopleScout and its parent company TrueBlue are members of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global 100. Learn more at