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Lamees Abourahma 

Executive Director

Lamees is an entrepreneur passionate about building remarkable organizations with exceptional services and customer experiences. In 2016, Lamees led the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) through a complete transformation by creating a new membership structure and recruiting a new leadership team. Together with her small and mighty operational team, she’s building innovative membership programs under the guidance of the advisory team. She has hosted over a hundred guests on the RPO Leadership Forum and RPOA Expert Panel webinar series since 2012. she’s the host of the new Time to Hire podcast launched in 2023 by the RPOA.

Lamees is a life learner. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and computer science and a master's in business administration. She’s a Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters award winner. She’s bilingual, speaking English and Arabic. Her recent hobbies include painting, golfing, learning Spanish, and improving.

Tim Plamondon

Copywriter and Marketing Consultant

Tim is a copywriter for the RPOA who has seven years of blogging experience. He has written for various industries that include IT/Data Analytics, Healthcare, Logistics, and Entertainment. Tim is also the founder of the copywriting and content marketing company St. Bernardine Communications (SBC). SBC helps companies position their brand in the minds of their target audience.

Tim brings an enormous amount of curiosity to the RPOA. This strong desire to know fuels his passion for writing in the Recruitment Outsourcing Process (RPO) space. He's enthusiastic about creating awareness of RPO leaders. Tim strives to make RPO understandable for people who want to know.

When writing articles for the RPOA, Tim's goal is to highlight the key benefits an RPO partner brings to the table. He gets jazzed writing on RPO topics that business leaders can turn into actionable practices. Tim believes that RPOs have a lot to offer companies to help them find and hire quality talent. And establish and maintain a strong employer brand.

Tim currently lives in Atlanta, GA. He's a damn-Yankee from Michigan. Tim is a bona fide nerd who enjoys staying active. When he isn't researching and writing helpful blog posts for the RPOA, you'll find him running the trails in the Georgia mountains, playing tennis, or exploring various golf courses. (When one sucks at golf, exploration seems like the only option.) On the nerdy side, Tim is a philosophy hobbyist. He's currently working on a philosophical novel. Knowing this project will take him a lifetime to write, Tim writes short stories to stay creative. He likes visiting art museums, attending the symphony, and punk rock shows for inspiration.

Alexis Phillips

Marketing Consultant

Alexis is a seasoned graphic designer and marketing professional with over a decade of experience in the RPO & recruiting industry. As a dedicated marketing consultant and designer for RPOA, she lends her skills to shape dynamic marketing campaigns, craft compelling visual designs, and provide strategic guidance.

Alexis holds a Fashion Design degree from Texas Tech University, a stepping stone that ignited her fervor for graphic design. With an extensive 11-year tenure at Novotus / Orion Talent, she immersed herself in the intricacies of the RPO realm. Her journey encompassed recruitment marketing, RFP management, content creation, visual design, and lead nurturing campaigns. Transitioning from her corporate role, Alexis embraced freelancing, collaborating with diverse entities, influencers, and businesses across industries, amplifying their marketing impact and brand essence. Based in Austin, TX, Alexis finds joy in traveling to the mountains, gardening, biking, Taylor Swift and all things girly!

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