Billy Milam, Joanie Bily named to SIA 2024 Staffing 100 North America

Milam and Bily recognized as top executives positively impacting the staffing industry


Employbridge, the largest industrial staffing company in the United States, announced that its Chief Executive Officer Billy Milam and Chief Experience Officer Joanie Bily were named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2024 “Staffing 100 North America” list. Now in its thirteenth year, this annual ranking spotlights executives making a material impact on the staffing industry and those it serves. Milam and Bily’s inclusion on the 2024 list reflects not only their pivotal roles in driving Employbridge’s digital and workforce advancement initiatives, but also their stellar reputations as visionary thought leaders within the industry at large.

“I am honored to be named to SIA’s 2024 Staffing 100 list,” said Billy Milam, CEO of Employbridge. “Not because of what it says about me, but because of what it says about the colleagues that we have the opportunity to serve. At Employbridge, we focus on uncommon service to our colleagues, talent, clients, and communities, and it’s clear with recognitions such as this that what we do – our collective impact on the people whose lives we change every day – is noticed.”

With more than 30 years of experience as a key executive guiding company growth and driving profitability, Milam has played an integral role in cultivating a people-first culture and spearheading Employbridge’s digital-first expansion with the acquisition and integration of on-demand workforce platform Bluecrew. He was also recently named one of Georgia’s most influential leaders by Georgia Trend Magazine.

“I’m thrilled to be included among such formidable peers in staffing, and I’m very fortunate to have been a leader in this industry that we love so much for several decades now,” said Joanie Bily, CXO of Employbridge. “Without a doubt, my past eight years at Employbridge have truly opened my eyes to what the future of work can look like when we empower the workforce with all the tools at our disposal, building bridges with our hearts and minds. My Employbridge colleagues and I joined the staffing industry through various paths and for various reasons, but what keeps us here is the same – helping people realize brighter futures. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped millions of hourly workers forge a better path forward through industry-leading upskilling, reskilling, and community service initiatives. It’s been a momentous few years for the staffing industry, but I’m excited for what’s to come. For the potential we’ll unlock. For the lives that we’ll change. And for the impact that we’ll make.”

As Chief Experience Officer at Employbridge, Bily leads the company’s enterprise communications, marketing and PR efforts, brand enhancements, insights, social impact initiatives, and the Voice of the American Workforce – the largest annual survey of the U.S. hourly workforce. Earlier this year, Bily was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Staffing Association (ASA). In this role, she advocates for the advancement of staffing companies across the nation and serves as a prominent authority on the labor force, workplace trends, and leadership development. She is an accomplished author, media contributor, podcast host, and frequent keynote speaker. Bily has been recognized for previous SIA honors, including the “Global Power – 150 Women in Staffing List” seven years in a row.

“In the realm of leadership, greatness is not merely defined by titles, but by the resilience and vision to navigate uncharted waters,” said SIA President Ursula Williams. “To the Staffing 100 North America and Staffing 25 Latin America executives honored for their exceptional contributions, your ability to steer organizations through unprecedented times stands as a testament to your unwavering commitment and remarkable leadership. Each of you have made an extraordinarily positive impact on your organizations, your teams and all the people you serve.”

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