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Engage PEO Grows Sales Team in California

Ailene Dewar Joins as Vice President of Sales

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 1, 2021 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced that Ailene Dewar has joined the company's sales team in California as Vice President of Sales. Ailene will work with insurance broker referral partners to bring Engage's suite of HR and benefit solutions to employers across Southern California, with a focus on manufacturing, healthcare providers, and hospitality clients.  

"We are pleased to add another highly accomplished sales executive to Engage's growing sales team in the West," said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. "Ailene has a unique blend of skill sets that includes extensive experience in human resources, recruiting, and workers' compensation in addition to a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. Her background is a big plus for businesses looking to Engage to help them navigate among the most complex employer compliance environments in the country.”

Ailene has more than two decades of national business development experience, including over six years in PEO. Notably, Ailene is credentialed by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) as an Associate Human Resources Professional (aPHR) and also is a Certified Business Performance Advisor (CBPA). Before joining Engage, Ailene served in senior strategic consulting roles for HR services and workers’ compensation providers and healthcare facilities, working closely with client service, administration, and procurement teams.

A California native, Ailene is based in Orange County and a graduate of San Diego State University.

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 is also accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation. Engage PEO 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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