Cindy Dhuey – Partner
Cindy hails from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Education. She and her husband, Joe, moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 before settling in Tucson in 1987. Cindy went to work for a brokerage firm where her responsibilities included interviewing, hiring, training and supervising the support staff – a perfect entree into the employment industry.
Cindy’s responsibilities include the overall internal operations of the Temp Connection. Cindy is the past President of Key Group, one of the top networking organizations for women executives. She is also the Social Chair for AZCREW and is on the board.
Cindy and her husband Joe keep busy with their two cute daughters and their family activities. Their eldest daughter just graduated from high school; the younger daughter has one more year to go. How time flies!
The family is very active with such activities as boating, water and snow skiing, traveling to San Carlos to enjoy their place on the beach and, of course, keeping up with school homework and horseback riding lessons.
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Ellie Patterson – Partner
Ellie has been in the staffing industry for twenty seven years in capacities ranging from sales representative to branch manager to co-owner. With her reputation and solid knowledge of the industry, she has managed major staffing programs for multiple companies. She earned her graduate degree in counseling from Eastern Washington University completing her thesis work on Women In The Workplace which applies so appropriately to her profession. Her undergraduate degree was completed at the U. of Washington but she prefers the Wildcats to the Huskies. Ellie brings both a theoretical focus and practical experience to each business setting. Ellie is responsible for sales and business development for the Temp Connection.
Ellie was on the Board of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation and served several years as President. She also served on the WIB (Workforce Investment Board), is a founding member of WPO (Women Presidents’Organization), Past President of the businesswomen’s networking organization, TIEMPO, and was Moderator of Women Impacting Tucson for several years. Ellie enjoys her weekly networking group, Old Pueblo Business Alliance, and is the current co-chair of the programs committee. This year, Ellie serves as President of The Rotary Club of Tucson, the largest Rotary Club in Arizona. Ellie especially enjoys the work that Rotary does for the eradication of polio and supports the work every year by participating in The Rotary Ride to End Polio in conjunction with El Tour de Tucson. When not on her bike, Ellie also enjoys other outdoor activities such as snow skiing and hiking. At home you can find her gardening, reading and spending time with her husband, Tom. They enjoy their 6 grandkids ranging in age from 3 to 21.
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Jennifer joined the Temp Connection team in 2007 as a Recruiter and Payroll Specialist. Jennifer worked several years at the Fox Tucson Theatre in various executive capacities from Executive Assistant, Bookkeeper, to Operations and Assistant Theatre Manager. She brings a high level of efficiency and customer service to the Temp Connection. Jennifer and her husband, Phil, just found out that they will be parents of a new baby girl this October. Their 2 year old son will have a baby sister. What fun! Jenn will be taking a break from her many volunteer activities as she and Phil get ready for the new addition to their family.
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Tina Hagen joined the Temp Connection team over 9 years ago and has moved into the new position of Staffing Recruiter while continuing to serve as our Document Specialist. Her voice is often the first one you will hear when you call our office and she is readily available to assist with any questions a current employee or prospective employee may have as well as taking a client’s order. Tina’s office background reflects twenty years in education in the state of Washington serving as the attendance coordinator for a large and busy school district. Tina’s experience with students and teachers translates well to the staffing service industry and her friendly and helpful manner extends to all who come in contact with her. Tina loves her new scooter and rides every morning to work, weather permitting, of course!
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Anne Sommers has recently celebrated her 10th year of employment with the Temp Connection this summer and now holds the new position of Client Relations Manager. Anne’s rapport with our employees as well as clients is second to none. Her ability to make people feel special is one of her many strengths. Anne and her husband, Mark, moved from Indiana over ten years ago and both are enjoying their careers here in Tucson as well as being able to spend time with their lovely daughter and her husband and grandson. Anne also enjoys her time with her two brothers and their families who live in the area. Anne currently serves as our SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Representative and also is a member of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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Holly Feeney joins the Temp Connection team as a Staffing Coordinator/Recruiter. She brings The Temp Connection her professionalism, enthusiasm and over 20 years of experience in administration, human resources and insurance. Holly attributes her ability to connect with people to her listening skills, caring candor and desire to establish a win-win solution to challenges. In her former position as a human resources recruiter and supervisor, Holly cultivated a strong team-oriented ethic. Her passion is to help people with their goals – supporting their mission to find the right fit in the work force. Holly enjoys inspirational creative writing and became a published author in December 2015. Her current favorite quote is: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”
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