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ERIE, November 19, 2020 – J.L. Nick & Associates, Inc., the leader in human resources business solutions in northwest Pennsylvania and the surrounding tri-state region since 1988, announced today the addition of Executive Director Business Development, John Papalia, to its staff. Concurrently serving the same role at the locally-based business consultant firm, Strategy Solutions, Inc., Papalia will focus on business development at J.L. Nick. The move fortifies the already strong business connection between the two organizations.

“John brings a dynamic, proven, and strategic point-of-view to J.L. Nick & Associates with a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of the business environment in our region,” said John L. Nick, president and founder of J.L. Nick & Associates. “He has demonstrated time and again an inimitable ability to identify the needs of an organization and develop strategies to meet those needs. His experience and abilities greatly compliment those of our current team and puts us in a position to expand our client base and strengthen our service offering.”

In his Executive Director Business Development role at J.L. Nick & Associates, Papalia will work with clients and organizations to identify business needs and design solutions that closely align with their missions and business strategies. Through Papalia’s unique ability to build strategic relationships with community and business leaders, and backed by J.L. Nick & Associates’ experience in operational leadership and business transformation, the organization is poised to even more significantly improve the client experience, delivering increased business efficiency and effectiveness.

Formerly the CEO of Warren General Hospital, Papalia has made a lasting impact on the quality of healthcare in Northwestern, PA with the aid of robust community and business relationships. Earlier in his career, Papalia spent several years in manufacturing, specifically in the areas of HR, training, labor relations and production.

Papalia earned an undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Labor Studies from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ and a Business Administration Executive Program Certification in Financial Management from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a Board-Certified Diplomat Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About J.L. Nick & Associates, Inc.

Founded in 1988, J.L. Nick & Associates, Inc. is a full-service human resources and management consulting firm, offering clients expertise in: Recruitment, compensation, performance management, leadership training and development, organizational redesign, employee engagement, outsourcing, and redesigning the HR function to be a strong business partner. With more than a dozen consultants, the organization brings nearly 275 combined years of experience to its clients. J.L. Nick is the leading HR consultant in northwest Pennsylvania and the surrounding tri-state region.

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