Laurie Kahn, President/CEO founded the company in 1993. After successfully placing people since 1993, Laurie has re-engineered the firm to primarily handle full-time placements in all media, in addition to specialized training in how to hire and retain more effectively.
Laurie has a strong passion to help people connect for the right job, thus has developed tools and practices to help make the hire right the first time. She has long been a proponent of multi-platform selling and urges clients to look at the skills and contacts of the person vs. what industry they have previously worked.
Laurie is currently involved with various industry associations and participates at career fairs and colleges to educate individuals about media career opportunities. She also conducts seminars targeting recruiting and hiring. In addition, Laurie has authored articles appearing in the Chicago Tribune, Sales and Marketing Magazine, Radio Ink, Continental Airlines Magazine and Inside the Minds "Staffing Leadership Strategies" to name a few. Laurie has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Crains/Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Selling Power, Radio INK, Inside Radio and Media Post.
She also regularly presents workplace topics to associations nationwide, including Broadcast Education Association, Chicago Advertising Federation, National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast & Financial Managers Assn. and the Radio Advertising Bureau in addition to various private organizations.
Laurie has received a 2008 Top 50 Most Influential Women in Radio, 1997 Recognition Award from the Center for Urban Business, Outstanding Salesperson of the Year Award from Torbet Radio, Outstanding Radio Salesperson from American Women in Radio & TV and First Place Marketing Company from the National Association of Staffing Services.
Contact Laurie by email at Laurie@mediastaffingnetwork.com or phone at 480.306.8930.