March 2, 2020 —After an extensive search, Year Up Professional Resources, PBC (YUPRO) is excited to announce Michelle Sims as their new Chief Executive Officer. Michelle served on the YUPRO Board of Directors for 16 months prior to this appointment and therefore knows YUPRO well and will prove to be a smooth transition to lead the organization.
Michelle has extensive senior leadership experience in the staffing industry and field of human resources, most recently as the Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations for Hospitality Staffing Solutions. Her strong background includes leadership roles at Randstad and Spherion Staffing while concurrently serving as an adjunct professor for HR and Business Administration courses at Houston Community College for 17 years.
Early in Michelle’s career, she led the national operations for an after-school program for under-privileged youth where she experienced firsthand the impact that a socially responsible organization can make in shaping children, families and a community. Michelle holds an MBA from Houston Baptist University, and a BAA in Marketing from Texas A&M University.
“YUPRO’s foundation and mission is grounded in Year Up; Our goal is to build on this foundation and carry this mission nationally to markets and companies who seek a socially responsible opportunity to hire top talent. We will create an opportunity youth placement movement in today’s workforce that matters to the future of our country.”
– Michelle Sims, CEO