Lora Hall Graham:
Lora cut her teeth in manufacturing early in her career when she was hired by a Cummins Engine Company subsidiary to supervise two second shift manufacturing lines in a unionized facility. After enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, where she worked as a pay clerk tasked with making sure the Marines in the Atlantic Fleet received their pay on time, she was thrilled with the prospects of developing herself further in a top notch F500 organization. After spending several years learning about production, TQM, customer service, and people, Lora relocated to Dallas. The time was right, and as much as she enjoyed her job and colleagues, it was time for a career move. That’s when she found recruiting. Telecom was booming in Dallas and the place was awash with money making opportunities. Not being one to shy away from a challenge, Lora embraced the whole “matchmaking scene” with all the gusto of someone who had just found their life’s calling. So she cold called, she interviewed, she made offers and she closed deals one after another until she navigated her way from contingency search to retainer search and then to corporate contracts. She loves the recruiting process and truly enjoys helping businesses and individuals flourish. For her, there’s no better feeling at work. Lora holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Anderson University, a master’s degree in educational psychology from Tennessee Tech, and a graduate certificate in professional and executive coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Katherine started her professional life as a data specialist and administrative assistant at the University of Texas at Tyler. There she provided administrative support, scheduling and coordinating meetings and appointments, including travel arrangements for staff and potential employee candidates. In addition, she served as the liaison between the Dean and college faculty and staff, as well as oversaw business expos, job fairs, and student events. In 2015 Katherine relocated to Dallas where she took her career to the next level, joining CRS. Katherine has quickly becoming a sourcing expert and handles many of the full life-cycle hourly recruiting opportunities. She attends job fairs on behalf of CRS, manages updates in the applicant tracking system, and is growing her network each and every day. Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler and is an AIRS Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in family studies at Texas Woman’s University.
Lana is new to the world of recruiting, but her background in hospitality and public relations is such an asset to CRS. While putting herself through college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lana worked as an Assistant Hall Director and Community Director. She is looking forward to transferring those critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills to recruiting and learning about new industries. Lana is currently focusing on becoming a recruiting sourcing expert and assists in reference checks, job fairs and open houses. Lana holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Vince has been a career marketing professional until he joined CRS, but his skill set covers many areas where he adds value. His background includes corporate marketing with companies such as Verizon and Sprint, as well as advertising experience with industry leaders such as Burrell, Tracy Locke, and The Garage Team Mazda. Vince started recruiting as a contract recruiter part-time while in transition a few years ago, and several years later upon relocating back to the DFW area, he joined us again! His duties for CRS are split between marketing and recruiting. He attends job fairs, works with local colleges and universities, and he conducts research for high level openings in addition to recruiting for our hourly and junior to mid-level salaried positions. Vince was a football scholarship student athlete at Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. He is also an AIRS certified social media recruiter and certified military veteran recruiter.