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Name Net Worth Welcomes Pam Thornton as Chief Operating Officer

SPRINGFIELD — Name Net Worth announced the hiring of Pam Thornton as chief operating officer.

Thornton has had an extensive career in the human-resources field, beginning in 1996 with LEGO Systems Inc. in Enfield, Conn. There, she was able to acquire hands-on experience with recruitment, interviewing, and training of year-round and part-time field personnel. Additionally, she was responsible for employee relations, benefits administration, and staff performance management. She also served in a management role with K2 Sports, where she hired a field merchandising staff of 100 employees. She was also business development manager for United Personnel, a woman-owned staffing firm in Springfield, and most recently served as a member of the HR legal team with the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast.

Name Net Worth, a startup app launched by Jeremy Casey and currently in beta testing, is a connective platform that leverages trusted relationships to measure and strengthen personal and professional networks, allowing the ability to measure the success of connections and easily manage follow-ups. The company was accepted to the Valley Venture Mentors accelerator program and has received investment capital.

“To be honest, moving outside the HR field, and to a startup, nonetheless, was a bit daunting,” Thornton said. “But my career had been built on networking, and I had faced the same question of ROI from employers. Knowing Jeremy for many years, his passion and drive are unmatched, and I knew together we could create a resource for not only our area, but the world. Ultimately, this app is a tool HR departments and recruiters will be able to use to increase the workforce. I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Thornton serves on the board of directors for the Human Resources Management Assoc. of Western New England and leads its membership effort. She is a past president and served on the board of directors for the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield. She has also held her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management since 2003.

For more information about the app, visit www.namenetworth.com or call Thornton at (413) 221-8665.

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