James A. Essey is president and CEO of The TemPositions Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest regional staffing firms. His mother had ALS, and his family established and funds the Sheila Essey Award for ALS Research in her honor.
A leader in his industry, Essey rose to become Chairman of the American Staffing Association. He currently serves as Chair of its Legal/Legislative committee and negotiated special provisions in the ACA for the industry. His community involvement has included service on the boards of the Eastern Region DARE program, the NYC Metro Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Hunter College Elementary and High School PTAs, where he served each as president for three years.
Essey was presented with the Corporate Leadership Award by NY Youth at Risk for “creating opportunities that contribute to the growth and development of young people.” He also has a BA from Trinity College, a General Course degree from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Harvard University.