Lattimore Named to CMSDC Board

Marketplace Executive Named To CMSDC Board

Greenville, SC –  Upstate businessman Ray Lattimore, President and CEO of Marketplace Staffing, has been elected to the board of directors of the Carolinas Minority Suppliers Development Council (CMSDC) serving both North and South Carolina.  Separately, Lattimore was awarded the coveted Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification by the Society of Human Resource Managers HR Certification Institute.

As part of his CMSDC board responsibilities, Lattimore will work with minority businesses and corporate leaders across the Carolinas to foster partnerships that lead to increased business opportunities for both parties. As a member of the CMSDC’s Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC), he will largely focus on businesses and corporations primarily in the Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina regions. 

Since credentialing began for human resource professional in 1976, the number of certified HR practitioners in the United States has risen each year and now numbers over 36,000. HR professionals in all industries and at all levels of experience are becoming credentialed at an increasing rate.  The SPHR certification demonstrates that the holder has mastered the increasingly complex human resource body of knowledge and accepted the professional challenge to stay abreast of new developments in the HR field.

“To be successful in today’s marketplace, HR professionals must know how to deal effectively with strategic management and planning issues, international competition, management staffing and family and social issues that affect the workplace,” said Lattimore.  “The SPHR certification provides us with strategic and policy level insights that we can use to benefit our customers.”

Founded in 1996, Marketplace Staffing provides high quality, value-added staffing services and solutions to leading companies across the Southeastern United States.  100% minority owned, Marketplace has grown to become one of the leading independent staffing providers in the entire country by providing world-class, comprehensive staffing and productivity solutions.  The organization provides a blue–chip client list with contract and outsourcing services, temporary staffing, temp-to-hire associates, executive recruiting and placement, and payroll and support services.

Marketplace was recently named as one of South Carolina’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2009 by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and The Capital Corporation at the Chamber’s annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.  The firm was one of only two staffing companies so honored.

To learn more about Marketplace Staffing, please visit or call (864) 286-3900.