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Human Resource Outsourcing Industry Expert, Dianna Sheppard of Advantec, Moves into Leadership Roles

Friday October 10, 2008

Ms. Sheppard was also recently named to Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Global Council. Thunderbird’s International MBA program is consistently ranked as the recognized leader in global business education by major publications around the world. The Thunderbird Global Council’s mission is to provide substantive support, advice and counsel to Thunderbird’s administration, faculty and students on issues central to the School’s strategic mission to educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

“I believe that business leaders have an obligation to serve in roles where they are able to share valuable experience and expertise,” Sheppard said. “In my role as CEO of Advantec, I am touched daily by the ways in which the international landscape is shaping the future of America, and vice versa. Improving the domestic landscape by understanding the evolving needs of American employees and employers is a passion to which I have dedicated my entire professional career. Advantec helps companies navigate the rough waters of insurance, workers compensation, employee practices and compliance. I look forward to bringing my experience, my passion and my time to both organizations.”

Appointed to the position of CEO in 2006, Dianna Sheppard brings more than 24 years of leadership experience to Advantec. She is also the former Senior Vice President, Sales and Partnership Management, of Ceridian, a leading HR managed business solutions organization serving more than 20 million worksite employees and 75% of Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Sheppard has been twice recognized as an HRO Superstar by HRO Today.

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