In June, Cash America hosted a North Texas Leaders & Executives Advocating Diversity (LEAD) networking event at its Field Support Center in Fort Worth.
Executives and HR representatives from various member organizations across the DFW Metroplex attended this event to have the opportunity to network with qualified candidates. There were more than twenty organizations in attendance, including Cook Children’s Hospital, Lockheed Martin, and the City of Fort Worth.
North Texas LEAD qualifies candidates for endorsement through a comprehensive screening process including panel interviews led by member-company HR teams. The mission of North Texas LEAD is to “attract and connect top talent to outstanding organizations who are driving diversity and inclusion”.
Cash America has been a LEAD partner for two years, and this was their first time hosting the networking event.
Randy Blubaugh, VP of Corporate Human Resources, led the event by welcoming guests to Cash America and discussing Cash America’s commitment to diversity.
“After seeing the member organizations and types of candidates that were a part of North Texas LEAD, it made sense for Cash America to be a part of this organization and gain exposure within the community,” Blubaugh said. “North Texas LEAD gives us the opportunity to engage with high-quality candidates we would not have met before. We hire individuals in our shops that reflect the communities in which we operate, to really reflect the communities we serve.”
Cash America’s partnership with North Texas LEAD is also beneficial for potential employees’ understanding of the company.
“Representatives from member companies and candidates had the chance to step in the doors of Cash America and hear from our President and COO, Brent Stuart, to understand who we are and how we exist, giving us exposure in Fort Worth,” Blubaugh said.
To learn more about the organization, go to the North Texas LEAD website. By: Daniela Escobar, PR and Communications Intern