Sue BurnettSue Burnett is the founder and president of Burnett Specialists (Houston, Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio), and Choice Specialists (Dallas). Her 42-year-old, $69 MM company is ranked as Texas’ Largest Employee-Owned Staffing and Placement Firm by NCEO, and’ 10th Top 100 Woman-Owned Business by, as well as Houston’s 5th Largest Woman-Owned Business, Largest Direct Hire Placement Firm and 2nd Largest Temporary Staffing Firm by the Houston Business Journal. Burnett Specialists was recently awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Better Business Bureau for the third time.

Sue’s companies’ services include: direct hire and temp-to-hire placements, temporary staffing, VOP, VMS, and payrolling services. Skill specializations include: accounting, admin / clerical, convention support, engineering, healthcare, human resources, IT legal, light industrial, manufacturing, management / professional, mortgage / banking / credit union, supply chain, sales/marketing, TeleSkills / call center, and training.

Sue’s honors include: Texas Business Woman of the Year by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, NAWBO’s Woman Business Owner of the Year and Community Service Award, WBEA’s Woman Business Entrepreneur of the Year, Women’s Enterprise’s Woman of Excellence, Jr. Achievement’s Legacy Award, Goodwill Industries’ Shining Star Award, and Inspire Women’s Business Woman of the Year. The University of Arkansas named Sue as a Distinguished Alum and named the Reading Room in the Journalism Building after her. Sue and her husband Rusty are donating money for the new Susan Walk Burnett Journalism and Media Center at the University of Arkansas, which will be built in 2018.

Sue serves on the Boards of Directors of Junior Achievement and the Better Business Bureau, the Trustee Board of Goodwill Industries, and the Advisory Board of Inspire Women.