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Engage PEO Grows in Texas; Adds Blanca Abbud as Vice President of Sales

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – June 19, 2019 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Blanca Abbud as vice president of sales for Texas. In her role, Abbud will enhance Engage’s already significant presence in the state and nationally, working closely with insurance brokers to offer Engage’s suite of human resources solutions to business clients.

“Engage’s strong relationships with brokers and a diverse group of businesses in Texas has driven substantial growth for the company from the very start,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Blanca’s experience in PEO, her knowledge of healthcare strategies, her strong roots in Texas and impressive track record as a top producer is a winning combination for Engage. We’re excited to welcome her aboard.”     

With more than 20 years of business development expertise, Abbud built a successful career in the banking industry before entering the PEO space in 2012. Prior to joining Engage, Abbud served in senior sales executive roles for several national professional employer organizations, with a focus on helping clients develop comprehensive employee benefits strategies.

Blanca’s business accomplishments have been recognized by a number of publications including the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2019 Top 40 under 40, Eleanora Magazine’s Texas Top 50 Women to Watch and a profile in Texas Business Magazine’s NSIDE.

An El Paso native, Abbud is active in the local community and serves in leadership roles for several organizations including business development chair for the Business Professionals of San Antonio (BPSA), the finance committee chair for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, an advisory board member of the Catholic Charities Guadalupe Home, and a member of the alumni board of the University of Texas at El Paso where she earned a Bachelor of Science. Abbud received her master's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University-San Antonio.  

About Engage PEO

Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. Engage PEO was awarded the designation of Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ensuring greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses such as tax advantages and financial protections. Engage PEO also is accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC), and was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies every year since 2016. For more information on Engage PEO visit  

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