Carrie Callahan

How Career Transition Services Make a Difference

The following is an excerpt from a white paper by Pam Corbett, CPI Calgary “Career Transition services? You help people write resumes, don’t you?” And so goes the myth about what career transition services are really about. So what are career transition services, and do they really make a difference? Career transition programs indeed include …

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Alumni Feature: Jennifer Kartychak – A Career Path Ahead of the Times

Meet Jennifer Kartychak In 2003 Jennifer Kartychak started her accounting career at a local public accounting firm. That is a typical approach for most aspiring CPAs. However, her career journey is anything but ordinary.  For seven years, Jenn gained experience with both a regional firm as well as an international accounting firm. She gained a broad …

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Employee Highlight Roberta Bemiller Director of Leadership Development

Roberta Bemiller, Director of Leadership Development, joined us in 2012 after being introduced to both Dottie and Mark by Mary Ellen Carlo, head of Search Services at Career Partners. Roberta had worked for over 17 years in Human Resources within the banking, health care, and manufacturing industries. She had started her own career consulting and …

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Raising Awareness of Buffalo’s Rich African American History

Finding the First Leader of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHCC) Supporting Buffalo’s vibrant Michigan Street Corridor, the MSAAHCC is an emerging community organization that celebrates the rich African American history throughout Western New York. When the MSAAHCC received approval for its first Executive Director, they knew they had to make the …

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Employee Highlight: Shelley Stoeckl – Office Manager

Shelley Stoeckl, our office manager, has a varied background. She started her career in the admin world and moved into Human Resources through a job posting at the bank where she worked. Back in the 1980s, when the banking industry in Western New York was undergoing major changes, she found herself with her very first …

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What can leaders do to tap into the discretionary effort and commitment needed from work teams today

“I read somewhere” is a line I often use when conveying an idea that resonated with me, but for the life of me, I can’t remember where I read it. I read a lot, and at any given time, I may be reading two or three books (not a good habit, I know), so it’s …

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Employee Highlight: Mark Weigel – from Candidate to Owner

The founder of what is now known as Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara was Bob Caldwell. He introduced RW Caldwell Associates Inc. to the WNY business community in 1986. Bob was an HR executive who was given the charge of downsizing Bethlehem Steel to the tune of over 8000 people in the early 80s. …

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Alumni Feature: Mike Donovon – A career of change that takes one candidate full circle

Meet Mike Donovan Mike Donovan dedicated the beginning of his career to Curbell Medical. He spent over 30 years growing his professional career in the medical device industry, where his responsibilities ranged from sales and marketing to business development. Mike was so dedicated to his company that he wanted to make himself “bulletproof;” instead of …

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