DFWTRN Board Members 2017


Douglas Roark - DFWTRN President 

Doug Roark is the current President of DFWTRN, and the Managing Director for Staff Perm, an award-winning agency with a focus on Information Technology and Financial Staffing Services.  Doug’s career for the past 20 years, has been focused on the employment solutions market, with responsibility for talent generation and operational management.  In addition to being the current President of DFWTRN, Doug previously served on the Board of Directors for 10 years, holding several roles to include: Vice President, Social Media Director and Recruiting Team of the Year Committee Board Director.  Doug is passionate about networking, sharing best practices, new ideas and strategy with Recruiting, Talent Acquisition and Human Resource professionals.


David Jaramillo -DFWTRN Vice President

David Jaramillo Director Talent Acquisition at Exeter and is an experienced recruiting professional with over ten years in the Recruiting industry, from agency to in-house corporate recruiting. He’s been fortunate to oversee talented Rockstar recruiting teams from SCUSA, Comsys, Manpower Professional and Compuware supporting recruiting for areas in IT, HR, Finance, Accounting and Sales. He has been a member of the LinkedIn Corporate Recruiter Expert program, and has Recruiting and HCM systems experience in OpenHire, iCIMS, PeopleClick, Peoplesoft, Workday and ZipRecruiter. Loves to lead by example, working smarter not harder through referrals, Boolean searches, networking and social media. David holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and Masters from TCU, and also a member of NSHMBA (Natl Society of Hispanic MBAs).


Jim Brown - DFWTRN Treasurer


Jim received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been a member of DFWTRN since 2000 and has been on the board since 2007. Jim is very active in the community and also provides counseling for families and children in need. Jim strives to develop his staff while encouraging meaningful relationships with all those that work with him. 


Sara Stoub - DFWTRN Secretary

Sara earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Biology from Texas Tech University.  Immediately after graduation, she began her recruiting career with one of the largest privately-held staffing agencies in the United States.  Sara went on to become a Field Recruiter for one of the largest beverage manufacturing and distribution companies in the world, where she specialized in non-exempt recruitment for multiple Market Units in Memphis/Little Rock, West Texas and, most recently, Dallas/Fort Worth.  Currently, Sara is a Recruiter at High Profile Staffing, and specializes in Human Resources placements.  In addition to 10 years of experience, Sara has also obtained her CIR (Certified Internet Recruiter) certification.

Gail Houston 

Gail is a graduate of Texas A&M and is currently a Senior Product Management Recruiter at Intuit and the manager of the University Sourcing Team.  She has run Intuit’s Social Media Program in the past and was the voice of Intuit Careers on sites like Twitter and Facebook.  She has more than 20 years in the recruiting industry, both corporate and agency.  She has spoken at SourceCon, Recruiting Trends and TalentNet.  She is the co-lead of the Stonebriar Career Transition Workshop and speaks are various applicant networking groups in the DFW area.  She has received numerous awards during her career including Intuit Leaderboard – 2013-2017, Circle of Stars 2008, Trim the Sails 2007, DFWTRN/Monster Recruiter of the Year 2003, EDS Senior Recruiter Award and the Figment Award for Creativity in Sourcing.  In addition, Gail served as the VP of the DFW TRN for over 8 years and was the President of the SWHT Recruiter Coop for 4 years.  


Jim Schnyder


Jim is a DFWTRN Board member with over fifteen years of recruiting experience.  He has worked on both the agency and corporate side of the business for such companies as Management Recruiters and Perot Systems.  For the past eight years, Jim has been in recruiting with PepsiCo and is presently the Talent Acquisition Manager for Frito-Lay Marketing and Sales. Jim is also the 2007 DFWTRN Corporate Recruiter of the Year. 



Ed Cusack 

Ed is currently the Recruiting Coordinator for MDI Group. Ed ‘s background includes over 15 years of IT recruiting and has helped open offices in Orange County, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO and Dallas, TX. Ed’s focus is around contract, contract to hire and Direct Hire for Application Development, Business Intelligence/ETL, Database Development/Administration, and ERP/CRM skill sets.  Ed attained his Bachelor Degrees in Marketing and Psychology from Arizona State University, where he played soccer and continues to play today!  


Jim Durbin

Jim Durbin is the vice president of social media for Brandstorming, an interactive B2B marketing firm. As a blogger and business owner, Jim is a frequent and valued speaker on such topics as Social CRM, online marketing, and the Social Enterprise. In additionJim is retained search headhunter specializing in social media positions and the owner of a digital marketing agency with nationally recognized clients. As a recruiter and a marketer, Jim provides corporate training to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of sourcing, recruiting, and marketing. Prior to starting his first social media company in 2006, Jim was a top performer as an Account Executive for national staffing firms. Jim is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and currently lives in Dallas.




Heather Matthews

Heather Keel has over 15 years in the recruiting and staffing experience in both the agency and corporate setting.  She has handled professional level recruitment across commercial, military, supply chain and IT operations and is considered an authority and consultant in her field.  Heather has recruited on all levels from warehouse to C-level. She believes the recruiting field is about relationship building and giving back to her network. Originally from Arkansas she attended the University of Central Arkansas and studied Speech/Mass Communication with a Minor in Journalism.  She has been recruiting in the DFW market for over 10 Years. Her personal goal is to make people understand the importance of good recruiting and help clean up the name of the industry that has been marred by bad recruiters. As a DFWTRN Board member she continually supports the advancement, training and education for our members.  

Amanda Thompson

Amanda is DFWTRN’s Director of Fundraising, and she has over 12 years of experience in the recruitment marketing space.  Amanda attended Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches TX and then completed her B.A. is Psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin TX.  She spent almost 7 years at Monster.com prior to accepting her current role as VP of Client Strategy at Bayard Advertising in 2012. Since joining Bayard, Amanda has closely partnered with some of the largest employers in the country, and she truly loves the ability to create custom recruitment solutions for clients using pay per performance methods, programmatic buying for job aggregators/job boards, custom ad networks, social media, video, SEO/SEM, landing pages, career site design, mobile ads, and lots more.  Amanda also volunteers for the Do Good Endeavor, an organization that strives to uncover the many facets that cause homelessness.

Interested in becoming a Board Member? Drop us a line at info@dfwtrn.org

Board Members volunteer their time to help promote DFWTRN and secure speakers for upcoming events.


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