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Wake Forest, North Carolina, 27587, United States
May 27, 2010

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William R. Lawrence

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Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

Home: (919) ***-**** / Cell: (919) ***-****

Work: (919) ***-****


SUMMARY: Senior Staffing Program Manager with over 20 years experience

in recruiting strategy development, program management and

execution. Have proven track record of delivering on time

to budget. Self-directed, goal-oriented with creative

problem solving skills. Looking for a challenging position

that can make use of my skills, background and experience.


. Support/execute all aspects of strategic recruitment

program development

. Recruit/hire/train/supervise/motivate personnel

. Plan/organize/coordinate work for optimum use of


. Initiate and implement cost-effective measures

. Quickly identify problems and recommend solutions

. Possess over twenty years experience designing,

developing, executing and managing key corporate

recruitment programs for technical, non-technical and

executive positions

. Operate PC for applicant tracking, financial


. Develop excellent rapport with



. Designed, developed, implemented and executed world

class recruiting strategies for hiring programs covering

all IBM US business units

. Established employee diversity network groups at North

East IBM locations

. Implemented measurement system to report diversity

achievements; present results to executive management

team on a regular basis.

. Worked in Johannesburg, South Africa to establish IBM

University Partnership Program

. Managed 2.5 million dollar recruiting college recruiting


. Participated in IBM's national external venture into

employment outsourcing, with first-year revenue of five

million dollars

. Reduced Recruitment costs by 20% over 3 year period

. Increased diversity focus to cover recruiting at IBM US


. Requested to speak to graduating seniors on IBM's

employment opportunities at over 200 colleges in the

last 20 years

. Manpower planning at 13,000 employee manufacturing and

development facility

. 2001-2002 Conducted workshops on Diversity for

government and private sector at Duke University.


1965-Present IBM Corporation

1998-Present Senior US. Staffing Program Manager, Raleigh, NC.

. Work with executive and business unit teams to define

and execute IBM recruitment strategy

. Build relationships with university and professional

organizations nationally

. Responsible for IBM's Diversity Recruiting/Staffing

execution and strategy for all US Locations.

1994-1998 Human Resources/Staffing, Program Manager, Raleigh, NC.

. Responsible for developing/implementing IBM national

college and experienced professional recruitment program

1987-1994 College Recruiting Program Manager, Poughkeepsie, NY.

. Manage recruitment programs for four upstate NY. IBM


1976-1987 Human Resource Planner, East Fishkill, NY.

. Lead resource workload headcount team and plan headcount

based on production schedules for 13,000 employee chip

manufacturing and development facility.

IBM Formal

May 1999 IBM HR Division Excellence Award for Leadership and Teamwork

May 1996 IBM HR Division Excellence Award for Leadership and Teamwork

Other Awards/Formal Recognition:

February 2010 Black Engineer of the Year National Conference

Affirmative Action Award

January 2008 American Indian Science and Engineering Sequoia


June 2005 US. Gov. EEOC Freedom To Compete Award for IBM's Project View

August 2003 Best of Class Award, National Industry Leadership Group (NLIG)

Project View

1997-2007 IBM Recognition as Number 1 Employer of Choice by National

Society of Black Engineers

June 2001 IBM CEO Letter of Recognition for building university

relationships nationally

May 2001 INROADS Best of Class, Minority Recruitment Program (Project


November 2000 Published interview with American Indian Science and

Engineering Society


July 1993 University of Cincinnati - Multi Ethnic Recruiting Training

Institute (Certificate)


1987 - Present Prince Hall Master Mason, Corinthian Lodge, Ossining, NY.

1994- Present Corp. Advisory Board Consortium for Graduate Study in

Mgmt. (CGSM)

Elected to Board of Trustees 2006

Elected to Vice Chair of Corporate Advisory Board 2007

1994 - 2004 Board Member National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for

Minorities in Engineering (GEM)

1994 - 1998 Board Member Minority Engineering Program New Jersey Institute

of Technology

1993 - 1994 Board Member Minority Engineering Program Tuskegee University

1988 - 1994 Board Member of Minority Engineering Program University of

Massachusetts at Amherst (1994 Chairman of Board)

References upon request

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