Carmichael Presented Small Business Leadership Award

Gary Carmichael

Gary Carmichael is the recipient of the 2017 Small Business Leadership Award presented by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership. The annual awards luncheon was held May 3 at Southern Oak House and Gardens.

Carmichael received his undergraduate degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1977 and his MBA in 1989. He is a Certified Public Accountant who transitioned into the manufacturing industry and eventually his own company. Prior to joining the PrideStaff team, Carmichael managed all facets of business operations for 25 years with the last 15 years in senior management positions related to plant management.

Carmichael opened his first PrideStaff office in July 2006 in Hattiesburg and a second location in Gulfport in October 2009. He is a Certified Staffing Professional by the American Staffing Association and has received several PrideStaff Presidents Circle Awards for achieving goals.

He was the chair of the Area Development Partnership Ambassadors from 2009 to 2011. He served for four years on the ADP executive board and was chair of the ADP in 2015. He is a past president and board member of the Hattiesburg Country Club and currently serves as treasurer. He served as vice president of membership from 2008-2009 for the local Society for Human Resource chapter and was secretary of the chapter from 2009 to 2011. From 2008-2009 he was director of professional development for Sales and Marketing Executives International. Carmichael has served on the board of the USM Alumni Association and is currently serving as vice chair of the USM Foundation. He is on the board of directors of the Mississippi ASA council and serves as vice chair.

Carmichael and his wife Wendy have one son, Chad.


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