Amanda Box, 40 , Opportunity Maker
We’ve all heard stories about someone whose company moved him or her to a new city or state far from their hometown, and not all of them are happily-ever-after tales.
That wasn’t the case for Amanda Box. She was working for TEKsystems in Orlando, Florida nine years ago when the company decided it needed her in Greensboro as its director of business operations. TEKsystems is a leading technology staffing and services company.
Once in the Gate City, Box instantly “fell in love” with the Kirkwood neighborhood, quickly took to all Greensboro had to offer in the way of recreation and arts activities, and established herself in the area’s business community.
In fact, you’re likely to see Box and her 9-year-old daughter out at soccer matches each weekend, swimming, or acting in community theatre in Greensboro. “I also love to be outdoors on the Downtown Greenway or paddle boarding at Lake Brandt. And I am so excited about the Arts and Culture community that is growing and thriving.”
As the Director of Business Operations, Box and TEKsystems help people find their career and life paths and assist them in achieving their professional and personal goals. Her company services more than 100 customers a week through contract-to-hire and direct job placement, essentially putting people to work right here in Greensboro.
“I take a lot of pride in helping people find their path, both in their career and in life.”
Recruiting heavily from NC A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Box acts as a “connector” between those institutions and local businesses and industries.
“When recruiting, we look for a person who can grow within an organization and that is often a student. I’m very proud of the partnerships we’ve created between businesses and universities in Greensboro to put students to work once they graduate.”