DEA Names Cynthia J. Pasky ‘Executive of the Year’

Detroit Executives Association Names Strategic Staffing Solutions President and CEO Cynthia J. Pasky  ‘Executive of the Year’

DETROIT – Oct. 6, 2014 – The Detroit Executives Association will honor Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) founder, president and CEO Cynthia J. Pasky as its 2014 “Executive of the Year” at a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), 241 Madison Ave., Detroit.

“S3 is a global IT and business services company that has 31 branch locations and 2,700 employees in the U.S. and Europe – and it’s all headquartered here in Detroit,” said Detroit Executives Association President Sam Giannola. “Cindy is committed to Detroit and the communities S3 serves globally. S3 and its global team contribute millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours each year. Cindy chairs the Detroit Downtown Partnership Board of Directors, and is a member of several other boards including Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.”

Now in its 33rd year, the annual Executive of the Year Award is presented to a business or community leader who exhibits exceptional leadership and devotion to the betterment of the Detroit area.

“S3 opened almost 24 years ago in Detroit with a mission to provide opportunities to our team, customers and communities and to help people change their stations in life,” said Pasky. “It is truly appreciated that the Detroit Executives Association doesn’t base their award purely on business success, but also on executives’ efforts to drive change in the communities they serve. I am truly honored to be recognized on behalf of the tireless work of the S3 team.”

Past “Executive of the Year” honorees include Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland, DTE Energy CEO Anthony Earley and ePrize CEO Josh Linker.

The November 6 luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with cocktails and lunch at the Detroit Athletic Club. Tickets, ranging in price from $50 for one, $320 for a table eight and $390 for a table of 10, can be obtained by contacting June Cox at 226-783-1565 or


About the Detroit Executives Association

The Detroit Executives Association, founded in 1926, is comprised of business owners and principal decision makers in and around the Detroit metropolitan area. The association was built on the premise that members will work together to promote not only their own business, but each member’s business, as well, through the exchange of leads at weekly meetings, held at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Even as business climates change, the Detroit Executives Association remains a vital force in helping its members develop extensive customer bases, cultivate their businesses, and enhance their bottom line. For more information, including how to become a member, please visit


About Cynthia J. Pasky

 Strategic Staffing Solutions is ranked among the largest staffing firms in the country, and

provides IT and business services to Fortune 500 companies globally. Since its founding, Cindy Pasky has made community giving and corporate citizenship core pillars of the company. She co-chairs the Urban Strategies Committee of Business Leaders for Michigan, and is a member of its board of directors and executive committee. Pasky is also a member of the board of the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, and serves on the Michigan Board of Medicine.  She is a past chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and still serves as a member emeritus.

For more information about Strategic Staffing Solutions, visit