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President Obama Appoints Janice Bryant Howroyd, ActOne Group CEO, to Key Administration Post

TORRANCE, CA – May 6, 2016 – The White House announced President Barack Obama has appointed ACT-1 Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “As a product of an HBCU, I know the value to our society and economy from these institutions,” says Bryant Howroyd. "The need and privilege of working to support the collective and expanded missions of these schools are tremendous. It is an honor to bring my professional and personal expertise to this appointment."

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ActOne Group CEO, Mrs. Janice Bryant Howroyd, Wins 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award

TORRANCE, Calif., March 9, 2016 – The ActOne Group is proud to announce that Mrs. Janice Bryant Howroyd is the recipient of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes the accomplishments of SIA founder and former chairman, Peter Yessne, and is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in growing and developing the industry and in driving innovation and thought-leadership.

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Chattanooga “Diversify 2015”

ActOne Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd is set to give the keynote speech in Tennessee at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Diversify 2015.

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JBH Ranks #34 in Forbes List of Wealthiest Self-Made Women

The June 2015 issue of Forbes Magazine featured a landmark article — the publication’s first-ever list of America’s top 50 most successful, self-made women. Ranked based on their net worth, ActOne CEO and Founder Janice Bryant Howroyd came in at #34, and as a fun fact, ranked higher than celebrities Madonna (#28) and Beyoncé Knowles (#49). “Her journey to success started with a vacation in California in 1976 visiting her sister. She never left and two years, after not finding a job she wanted, decided to start an employment agency with $1,500, including a $900 loan from her mother.”

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ActOne Group Takes Top Spot In Five Of Eight ‘Top Business’ Categories

The ActOne Group, was recognized by DiversityBusiness.com as a Top Businesses for 2015. Led by Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd, the ActOne Group ranked #1 in five of the eight categories:

Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S (Ranked #1)
Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in California (Ranked #1)
Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in California (Ranked #1)
Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in California (Ranked #1)
Top 50 Privately-held Businesses in California (Ranked #1)
Top 100 African American Owned Businesses in the U.S (Ranked #2)
Top 500 African American Owned Businesses in the U.S (Ranked #2)
Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S (Ranked #5)

Over 1,300,000 U.S. businesses participated in the 15th annual “Top Business List” survey. Companies were selected and ranked based upon an extensive set of criteria which includes entrants ‘business profile’, website, and gross revenue.

According to DiversityBusiness.com, the ActOne Group “represents a growing class of innovators and visionaries that continue to go beyond expectations in producing products and services that transform the way we live.” ActOne Group’s contributions also have created an important cycle of reinvigorating our nation’s and global economic vitality. The ActOne Group was honored at the ‘15th Annual National Entrepreneurship Summit’ held at the Harvard Club of NY in NYC on April 30, 2015.

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  • 2015 ActOne Group Takes Top Spot In Five Of Eight ‘Top Business’ Categories
  • 2015 ActOne Group's AppleOne named SIA Best Staffing Firm To Work For
  • 2014 ActOne Group’s Agile•1 Recognizes Top Suppliers in the UK at Inaugural Summit
  • 2014 Delta Star Award
  • 2010-2015 HRO Today Baker’s Dozen MSP
  • 2014 BD Process Innovation & Efficiency Supplier of the Year
  • 2013 MillerCoors Service Supplier of the Year
  • 2013 BD Regional Supplier of the Year
  • 2013 USC’s Widney Alumni House Award
  • Black Enterprise Company of the Year
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Black Business Association Life Time Achievement Award
  • BET Honors Chairman
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund - CEO of the Year
  • 2013 SIA Top Performer, Customer and Supplier Experience – MSP, VMS and Overall
  • 2013 Vanguard Business Excellent and Achievement
  • 2012 HRO Today Baker’s Dozen MSP
  • 2012 BD Global Supplier Partnership of the Year
  • 2012 PG&E Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year
  • 2012 SIA Top Performer, Customer & Supplier Experience – VMS
  • 2010 -2011 SIA Top Performer, Customer & Supplier Experience – MSP, VMS and Overall