Carol Wenom, CPC, CTS

VP – Whitaker Technical

About Me

Carol has over 30 years of experience in Engineering/Technical recruiting and search for the refining and chemical process industries.  Her major focus has always been in the midstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry.  She came to Whitaker in 1989 after having worked for major engineering staffing companies in Houston and Dallas. She has achieved preferred provider or exclusive provider status with most of her clients.

Consistently a top producer in the recruiting industry, Ms. Wenom has been recognized with numerous honors and awards at local, state and national levels including membership in The Pinnacle Society since 2007 – the nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters within the permanent placement and search industry – of which she currently serves as President of the Board. In 1985 and 1992 respectively she was awarded Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS) designations, attesting to her continued commitment to the highest standards of legal and ethical business practices. She was honored in 1992 as the Houston Area “Consultant of the Year” and “CTS of the Year” by the State Professional Association (TAPC). In 1994 Ms. Wenom was also recognized by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) as “CPC of the Year”. In 2003 the Houston Area Association recognized Ms. Wenom for Outstanding Contributions to the Professional Staffing Industry. Ms. Wenom served as Chairman of the Board of NAPS from 2008-2010. In recognition of her lifetime achievements to the industry, she was inducted into the NAPS Hall of Fame in 2013.

In addition to her operational roles at Whitaker, Ms. Wenom also serves as Vice President of Training and Organizational Development. She conducts both new-hire and on-going training for all divisions of the company. Additionally, she has developed a series of training videos introducing the Fundamentals of the Staffing Industry that is now being offered throughout the industry nationwide.

As a noted speaker/trainer in our industry, Ms Wenom’s credentials include the National Association of Personnel Services, the national Canadian Staffing Association, American Staffing Association, National Personnel Association, and International Personnel Association, as well as “guest appearances” for the Society of Human Resource Managers. Ms Wenom is also frequently in demand as a speaker at national and regional engineering trade association meetings including the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. As testimony to her reputation throughout the energy market sector, Ms Wenom was named a Finalist to Who’s Who in Energy, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the Houston Business Journal

Ms. Wenom received her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 1973 with a dual major in English and Communications. Prior to her career in recruiting, Ms. Wenom worked in both technical and training positions for Western Geophysical Company of America based in Houston.