Stephanie Howard

President and Owner

Stephanie Howard started with Snelling Staffing Services in Savannah, Georgia in 1995 and opened the Birmingham, Alabama office in 1998. She specializes in the placement of professional, administrative and office positions on a temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire basis. Stephanie has been recognized nationally throughout her tenure as a Snelling Recruiter of the Year, Staffing Specialist of the Year, member of the Staffing Team of the Year, and Account Manager of the Year. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant and member of the Alabama Staffing Association. As President of Career and Staffing Solutions, Inc. dba Snelling Staffing Services, Stephanie gained certification as a Woman Owned Business by WBENC in 2009.

Stephanie serves on the AOM Advisory Board for Virginia College in Birmingham and the Family Self Sufficiency Program Committee for the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District. She is a frequent speaker on job search techniques for the Department of Human Resources, Easter Seals, local colleges and other programs. Stephanie is a 1989 graduate of Auburn University with a Business/Marketing Degree.
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David Howard

General Manager

David has been with Snelling Staffing Services since he and Stephanie opened the Birmingham, Alabama office in 1998. He specializes in the placement of Professional, Office Clerical and Light Industrial positions on a temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire basis. David has been recognized nationally throughout his tenure as a Snelling Recruiter of the Year, Staffing Specialist of the Year, Manager of the Year and Regional Manager of the Year in the Snelling Network. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant and member of the Alabama Staffing Association. David is responsible for staff development, strategic planning, operations and implementation of company goals and objectives. David is a 1987 graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. Email David at

Ben Howard, CSP

Operations Manager

Ben has been with Snelling since 2007, initially working as a Staffing Manager and Light Industrial Division Manager. He has extensive experience recruiting, screening, placing and managing temporary and temp-to-hire candidates. He is a Certified Staffing Professional and frequent award winner at Snelling’s National Annual Convention. As Operations Manager, Ben oversees the Light Industrial and Office Services Divisions, handles all Human Resource functions including onboarding, development of client specific safety orientations, payroll, insurance, workers’ compensation, office technology needs, reporting and accounting functions. Email Ben at

Elise Frey


Elise joined the Snelling office in 2008 as a Business Development Manager. She quickly earned recognition by being awarded “Rookie of the Year”. She has since changed roles to lead the professional recruiting division, a team that specializes in career level placements. An Engineer by trade with over 10 years of sales experience, she now specializes in Engineering and Sales positions. She’s an Auburn graduate with Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, teaching aerobics, and talking about herself in the third person. Email Elise at


Sonya Ellis

Business Development Manager

Sonya Ellis joined Snelling Staffing Services of Birmingham, Alabama in 2011. She has over 14 years in the staffing and recruiting industry. In fact, she worked for Snelling Staffing Services in Akron, OH in the early 90’s. Her background includes sales and management. Sonya also has 7 years of retail management and sales experience. Her goal is to build new client relationships and well as to service and grow existing clients in the Birmingham area. Email Sonya at


Jamie Howard

Staffing Manager

Jamie has worked with Snelling since 2007, and joined the Birmingham team in March 2015. She specializes in temporary and permanent placement of light industrial and administrative positions. She is a Western Kentucky University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources which has helped her excel with interviewing techniques and recruiting qualified candidates.. Jamie is very passionate about the clients and candidates she works with and tries to create a strong trustworthy bond between them both. Email Jamie at

Joni King

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Joni King joined Snelling in July 2016 as our Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. She serves as our first point of contact for candidates and handles all paperwork in addition to assisting our team with projects and all things creative.  Joni is a graduate  of Brown Mackie College and stays busy in her spare time consulting for various non-profit organizations in Birmingham.  Email Joni at

Whittney Taylor

Staffing Manager

Whittney Taylor started with Snelling in 2017 as a Staffing Assistant and recently moved up to a Staffing Manager role. She specializes in office and industrial placements and also assists with the pre-employment/onboarding process for our candidates. Whittney is a graduate of Stillman College with a bachelors in Psychology and also holds a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Walden University. She enjoys everything related to the HR Management field and her favorite motto is “treat people the way you want to be treated”. Email Whittney at