Janice Bryant Howroyd, Vice Chair

President, ACT 1 Personnel Services

Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and CEO of the ACT•1 Group, a global leader in deploying talent and resource management solutions. International in scope and resources, her company creates and implements innovative technologies and business services that allow firms to optimize their workforce and bottom line through optimal resource management.

A proven leader in talent acquisition and supplier management solutions, the ACT•1 Group’s 30+ years of strategic growth has provided service to top organizations including many Fortune 1000 companies. World-wide resources allow customers to reap significant and scalable advantages through the ACT•1 Group’s modular service solutions.

A North Carolina native, Janice left her hometown in 1976 armed with $900. Since then, she has dedicated her efforts to building an organization that is committed to keeping the humanity in human resources. She is a strong advocate for balance of education and entrepreneurship in the workforce. Active industry involvement gives her a unique understanding of the challenges faced by global workers and business owners alike. Her expertise on the subjects of workforce optimization and entrepreneurship has made her a much sought-after speaker. She is also the author of The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You!, in which she distills over 30 years of experience into a work/life balance guide for individuals wishing to further their personal and professional success.