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People: Lucas Group, Raines International, The Training Associates, General Employment …

February 14 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from Lucas Group, Raines International, The Training Associates, General Employment and more.

Lucas Group, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, appointed Magdalena Gyerko as managing partner for the firm’s New York information technology practice group. Gyerko most recently was manager of technical talent and IT training at Software Guidance Services Inc.

Raines International, a New York City-based executive search firm, promoted Shami Anand to managing director. Anand spearheaded the growth of the firm’s procurement and supply chain practice in addition to supporting the finance, general management, and human resources practices.

The Training Associates appointed John Higgins as senior vice president of growth and solutions development. Higgins most recently was vice president of talent management at Bridgeport Education, and previously founded independent advisory firm Higgins Learning Group. The Training Associates, based in Westborough, Mass., provides learning and development consultants for information technology and professional business skills training.

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) promoted two individuals to new positions within its professional services division. Bob Dralle is now manager of operation development, and Teresa Olsen is manager of national development. General Employment provides professional staffing services and light industrial staffing services through the brands General Employment, Ashley Ellis, Triad and Omni-One.

Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa added Amanda K. Brady as managing director and global practice leader of its law firm management practice. Brady has 15 years of executive and legal search experience and most recently was with executive search firm The Alexander Group.

Executive search firm David Barrett Partners, which provides investment and wealth management recruiting, added John Knapp to the firm as a partner in its New York office. Knapp will split his time between New York and Boston. He most recently was head of Egon Zehnder's asset management search practice for the U.S., and also served as a member of its global board and financial officers practice groups.

Silicon Valley-based Lighthouse Management Group Inc. hired Chase Barr as business developer manager for Orange County, Calif. Barr most recently was business solutions manager with a large national accounting and finance staffing firm.

The Execu|Search Group updated the titles of the partners who oversee the temporary staffing side of the firm’s business. Glenn Bernstein is chief operating officer, temporary division; Kyle Mattice is president – health services, temporary division; and Larry Dolinko is president – professional services, temporary division.

Atterro Human Capital Group named Kelly Magnuson to the new position of client relations manager for Digital People. Magnuson was previously managing director of Atterro’s ware technology services division before taking a corporate IT recruiting position with a large Minneapolis employer. She will be based in Minneapolis.

HR Solutions Partners, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based provider of outsourced HR consulting and HR staffing services, added Darlene McNeil and Shirley Marseilles to its executive HR search practice. McNeil and Marseilles were previously with the Palmer Advantage.

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