Committee for Economic Development Announces Carl Camden, President &
CEO of Kelly Services(R), as New Co-Chair
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- The Committee for
Economic Development (CED), a non-profit, nonpartisan business-led
public policy organization, is pleased to announce Carl Camden,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Kelly Services, Inc.
(NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) as the new Co-Chair of CED. Mr.
Camden will serve alongside Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and
Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF and CED Co-Chair since June
Mr. Camden succeeds Donald K. Peterson, former Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Avaya Inc. Mr. Camden is President and Chief
Executive Officer of Kelly Services, a leader in providing workforce
solutions. He also serves on the company's board of directors. Kelly
Services is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
"Carl is known for his work to support policies that drive economic
growth and improve workforce competitiveness and productivity through
enhanced education reform," said Roger Ferguson. "In addition to
working closely with CED on our early childhood and postsecondary
programs, Carl is a Business Champion for all of our programs,
including fiscal health, health care reform, legal reform, and
corporate governance. As a CED Trustee he has played an important
leadership role in sharing our recommendations for policy development
with the larger business community."
Mr. Camden's expertise spans business, government, academic and
non-profit sectors. In 2007, Mr. Camden was a founding member of
Better Health Care Together, a coalition urging fundamental reform of
the American health care system. He serves as Chairman of the Detroit
Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and on the Board of
Directors of the Detroit Medical Center, and the Board of Trustees of
the University of Detroit Mercy. Carl was also an associate professor
in the Communications Department of Cleveland State University.
Mr. Camden holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and speech
from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri, a graduate
degree in clinical psychology and speech communication from Central
Missouri State University, and a doctorate in communications from
Ohio State University.
"I'm honored and excited to serve with Roger as co-chair," said
Camden, "because CED's advocacy is more crucial now than ever. We
need to be the voice of reason in a time when it's difficult to be
heard, and deliver solutions the country needs for long-term fixes to
our economy. Only by improving fundamental American competitiveness
can we make certain that everybody can participate in the American
"CED is fortunate to welcome Carl Camden as the new CED Co-Chair,"
said Steve Odland, Chief Executive Officer of CED. "Carl's active
role in supporting our education reform programs, fiscal health
initiatives, and women's economic empowerment efforts has been vital
to our success in raising national awareness around these vital
issues. I look forward to working closely with both Carl and Roger as
CED enters its next decade of service, delivering well-researched
analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation's most critical
About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ:
KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly(R) offers
a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well
as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and
direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides
employment to more than 550,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2011
was $5.6 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com and connect with us on
Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter. Click to download The Talent Project,
our free iPad app.
CED is a non-profit, nonpartisan business-led public
policy organization. CED conducts research on major economic and
social issues and actively informs and engages the business community
in an effort to achieve policy reform for the good of the nation.
Membership is made up of some 200 senior corporate executives and
university leaders who lead CED's research and outreach efforts.
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