Talent Connections, LLC Atlanta-based executive search firm that serves some of Atlanta's and the country's most recognized companies, announced the opening of its Metro Washington, DC practice. Building on Talent Connection’s recognized leadership in the HR industry, the new practice will provide executive search services to companies in the Metro Washington, DC area, as well as clients nationwide. Patricia Hughes, an experienced business development professional recognized for her ability to help organizations realize returns on their talent development investments, will lead the practice. 

“We are thrilled to bring our longstanding HR and Executive Search offerings to the Metro, DC area and in the backyard of the headquarters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)”, said Tom Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC and the Immediate Past Chair of the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors and Inaugural Board President of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP). “With Patricia’s passion to serve, leadership and search experience, we are pleased to help companies secure top HR and executive-level talent for their organizations.” 

Patricia is an experienced business leader with a background in HR technology and staffing. She has held leadership positions with corporate and early stage technology and staffing providers, where she was responsible for growing revenue and partnerships. 

Before joining Talent Connections, LLC, Patricia used her business experience and passion for helping others in the nonprofit space. Patricia spent two and a half years, supporting the launch of a new placement and career coaching organization, working exclusively with Year Up alumni. She was responsible for developing corporate partnerships to secure employment for urban youth and helped the organization grow from $250K to over $5M in revenue. 

Patricia earned a degree in business management and economics from North Carolina State University and is a certified Strategic Alliance Professional. Patricia lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Eric, a retired Army Officer and West Point graduate.

SOURCE: http://www.talentconnections.net/documents/FINAL_PressreleaseforPatriciaHughes_Washingtonoffice.pdf