Debbie Pearson is vice president, strategic sales for Kelly Educational Staffing (KES®), a specialty service of Kelly Services, a global leader in workforce solutions, and the largest provider of education staffing solutions to school districts in the United States.
In her role, Ms. Pearson oversees the KES regional sales team that covers market areas spanning the United States and encompasses many of the largest, urban school districts. She also is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic sales and growth plan for KES.
Ms. Pearson has more than 30 years of experience in the staffing industry and is a leading voice in the field of education, focusing on workforce trends and efficiencies for school environments. In addition, Ms. Pearson works with state legislators on educational issues and is an in-demand speaker at top industry events.
She joined Kelly Services in 1985 and has held a series of managerial roles of increasing responsibility in the Houston, North Carolina and South Carolina markets. She was instrumental in the KES pilot program in the Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas markets beginning in 1997. She was promoted to her current role in 2017.
Ms. Pearson holds a bachelor’s degree in personnel management and a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston.
Kelly Educational Staffing marked its 20th anniversary in 2017, having grown from one client in Gulfport, Mississippi, in 1997 to partnering with more than 900 school districts across the U.S. today.