Katie Hoffman-Abby joins Eccles School Corporate Outreach team

The David Eccles School of Business today announced Katie Hoffman-Abby will bring her experience as a business executive to the Eccles School.

Katie Hoffman-Abby joins the Eccles School in Corporate OutreachPartnering with Assistant Dean of Corporate Outreach Al Landon, Hoffman-Abby will connect with premier business organizations to strengthen relationships and enhance opportunities at the Eccles School for the businesses and students the school serves.

Hoffman-Abby has extensive experience in business leadership. She joined Mark Brouse and Clark Shaw to found VISTA Staffing Solutions in 1990. Serving first as COO and then as president, Hoffman-Abby played a key role in the development of the recruitment and credentials review processes that ensured only qualified physicians were recruited and placed. She also helped set the standard for assessing the quality of a match between a practice in need of help and a physician interested in work.

Hoffman-Abby helped formalize these standards as a founding member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), an industry organization established to create and enforce standards for ethics and good business practices in the physician staffing industry. She served a term as president of this association and on the board in many capacities including chairing the ethics and arbitration committees.

In 2007, VISTA was acquired by On Assignment (NYSE: ASGN), one of the largest healthcare, scientific, IT and engineering staffing companies in the United States. Hoffman-Abby joined the executive team at On Assignment, ultimately accepting the challenge of turning around a failing nurse travel division. As president of this unit, she doubled revenue in a period of less than three years, and the business was subsequently acquired by a large national travel nursing company.

“I’m excited to transfer my experience and skill sets to new industries and to work with stimulating and talented people,” Hoffman-Abby said. “The Eccles School has a sterling reputation for academic excellence and I’m thrilled I’ll be able to be a part of it.”

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