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SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI – MARCH 11, 2021Cassandra Sanford, CEO and co-founder of KellyMitchell Group, a leading national IT Staffing, Workforce Solutions, and Consulting firm, has been selected by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce for induction into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame.

The Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame — now in its 12th year of celebrating women-owned businesses and their successes celebrates individuals leading the way in women’s business development. A virtual induction ceremony, hosted by the American Institute of Diversity & Commerce, was held Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

“Since the beginning of her career, Cassandra has been a committed advocate and mentor for women in business. Her passion for giving back to the communities in which KellyMitchell serves nationwide is unimpeachable and her commitment to gender equality has been a key tenant of KellyMitchell’s guiding principles,” said Kim Paxton, KellyMitchell Vice President of Delivery.

Aside from her role as CEO of KellyMitchell, Sanford serves as Board Member of United Way of Greater St. Louis, The Magic House, Mercy East Hospital, Visitation Academy, Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis, Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and Regional Business Council.

In addition, she serves as a community exemplar through her service on the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Through this relationship, she has inspired 100 percent of KellyMitchell internal employees to embrace the United Way in various capacities nationwide.

“It is with great respect and admiration that the WBE Hall of Fame showcases and honors individuals and organizations with outstanding records of advocacy and support for women’s business development,” said Bill Alcorn, AIDC president. “This has been a year of marketplace turbulence that has presented extraordinary challenges to entrepreneurs and supplier diversity advocates alike.

We look forward to saluting this group of inductees who have remained resolute in their commitment to the long-term success of women entrepreneurs. They have made an extraordinary difference in the prospects of so many business owners and communities.”

About KellyMitchell

KellyMitchell was born out of a desire to provide outstanding value to Fortune 500 companies through higher quality technical talent and service solutions. Our founders, former Boeing employees, were confident that they could build a company that catered to Fortune 500 companies on a Tier 1 level. To be successful, they concentrated on delivering exceptional service and quality that could not be met by Global Consulting Firms.

KellyMitchell has 18 nationwide hubs, one national recruitment center, one world headquarters, and employees in every state. To learn more about KellyMitchell, visit

About the WBE Hall of Fame

The WBE Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization launched in 2009 to recognize the contributions of women entrepreneurs in their communities, as well as their accomplishments within their industries. Through a network of women’s business development organizations, corporate and government advocates, and women-owned enterprises, WBEHF spotlights best practices and insights, as women create businesses that help build a stronger economy. For more information, visit or call 469-219-3313.

About the American Institute of Diversity & Commerce

Dallas-based American Institute of Diversity & Commerce is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that focuses on education, research, best practices, validation, and recognition of performance in diversity and inclusion. AIDC was established to recognize and honor individuals and organizations — nonprofit and for-profit — that demonstrate outstanding performance in these areas.


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