Richard Wahlquist is president and CEO of the American Staffing Association. As the voice of the domestic staffing industry and one of its top advocates, Wahlquist is a frequently interviewed spokesperson on industry issues and trends by major networks and news outlets. He speaks regularly before business groups on employment issues and trends in the U.S. and has also been a featured lecturer in Europe, South America, South Africa and Japan. Before joining ASA, Wahlquist led and coordinated government affairs activities on behalf of the staffing industry in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada.