DATE: January 8, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Talent Connections, LLC, esteemed Atlanta-based professional services firm who provides talent acquisition and talent management expertise as they serve Atlanta’s and the country’s most recognized companies, today announced the addition of Valerie Kennerson ( as Senior Director and Christina Page ( as Director of Talent Delivery.

“As we begin our 19th year, we are thrilled to have Valerie and Christina join us to elevate our HR Executive Search and Recruiting
Consulting capability. Their extensive experience in Talent Acquisition will enable us to continue to provide exceptional service to our clients and deepen our impact on the future of the Talent Acquisition profession,” said Tom Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC and Inaugural President of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) Board of Directors.

Valerie Kennerson is a talent acquisition professional that is passionate about the science and the art of recruiting. Having lead talent acquisition teams globally for companies such as Coca-Cola, Corning Incorporated, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, PulteGroup, Veritiv, and Novelis; as well as having experience in the nonprofit sector leading staff and volunteer recruitment for The American Cancer Society, she possesses a wealth of experience and expertise. Her expertise in establishing processes, systems, strategic metrics and standards has enabled talent acquisition in her previous companies to move to a best in class operation and be viewed as a respected strategic partner with leadership. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Kent State University and a BS in Management and Public Relations from Ohio Northern University. Valerie is involved with the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) and volunteers with many local organizations in Atlanta.

Christina Page has vast experience in staffing where she worked with large to small companies. When working with business leaders, she has a passion to guide them to a better understanding of how to best strategize and problem solve to find exceptional talent for her clients. Prior to Talent Connections, Christina was a Senior Branch Manager for the largest branch at Hire Dynamics in Duluth, Georgia where she led and developed a team of twenty. Christina has held roles in staffing where she has quickly moved from handling MSP’s, Operation Management to a Senior Branch Manager in a short amount of time; giving her a vast amount of knowledge in the staffing arena. Christina received her Bachelors in Psychology with a Minor in Applied Behavioral Science from The University of Kansas. She is involved with the Association of Talent Acquisitions Professionals (ATAP), holds a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) and volunteers throughout many local organizations within the Gwinnett county area.


About Talent Connections, LLC

Founded in 1999, Talent Connections, LLC is a professional services firm that specializes in recruiting and retaining through: Executive search, contract recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and HR consulting. Talent Connections, LLC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Aiken, South Carolina, Houston, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida and Metro Washington, DC area.


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