WASHINGTON, DC – On April 7, 2017, the American-Lithuania Business Council announced the appointment of Jeff Nelson, Vice President at Strategic Staffing Solutions, as chair of the board of directors.
The American-Lithuanian Business Council is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that promotes commercial relations between the United States and Lithuania. The mission of the Council is to enhance American-Lithuanian trade and investment, advance the American-Lithuanian bilateral relationship, and educate the public about its importance.
As the leading business association in the United States focused on Lithuania, the Council ensures that American executives and key Lithuania and US Government decision makers have a forum to advocate for further trade and investment opportunities in Lithuania and amicably resolve issues that might prevent future growth. ALBC has been a leading proponent of reforms to labor laws, which were approved by the Lithuanian government this year that will encourage more job creation and investment by employers.
Nelson, who has served as honorary consul for Lithuania in Virginia since 2014, has a legacy of raising the profile of Lithuania globally and helping promote new foreign investment. In addition to co-leading numerous business delegations, Nelson worked in Lithuania from 2006 to 2008 and has managed start-up projects for several leading shared service centers there. Strategic Staffing Solutions has hired more than 5,000 people in Lithuania to work in the country for its U.S. and U.K based clients.
S3 was among the first American companies to invest in rebuilding Lithuania’s democracy and economic climate after the fall of communism in 1999. The capital city, Vilnius, also serves as our base of international operations. Additionally, S3 recently added Argentina to its’ international portfolio.
“It’s an honor to serve as chair of ALBC,” said Nelson. “We just completed our fifth, and largest, annual U.S. business delegation to Lithuania. And next year, as Lithuania celebrates the 100th anniversary of its first independence, ALBC will play an even bigger role in broadening the connection between the U.S. and Lithuania.”
Nelson’s new role adds to Strategic Staffing Solutions portfolio of industry and international business association leadership positions, which includes the British Chamber of Commerce, Project Management Institute International, the Lithuanian Minister of Economy’s Investor’s Advisory Council, and Staffing Industry Analysts.
Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $350 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a composite average annual growth rate of 21%, S3 is fiscally sound and debt free. S3 has had $2.4 Billion in sales since its inception with $1.2 billion of those sales occurring in the last 5 years. It is ranked 17th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of three companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and one of the top 25 among woman-owned business in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine.
S3 provides staff augmentation, direct hire recruiting, workforce programs, and outsourced solutions with global industry expertise in energy/utility, healthcare services, insurance, communications, and financial services. It has more than 3,000 direct consultants in 49 out of 50 states in the U.S. and 11 countries Europe and the Americas.