Nearly two years after she was promoted to chief operating officer, Kara Rogan was elevated to CEO of Morristown-based CoWorx Staffing Services, according to a Friday announcement.
“As CEO, I am thrilled to continue to lead a company that is focused on creating relationships and opportunity through work, and giving back to the communities we serve,” Rogan said. “Staffing is a people industry and, to succeed, we must be focused on the current needs of the workforce. To CoWorx and to me, that means creating excellent employee experiences, offering flexibility in the ways we offer work, and providing technology that makes it as easy as possible to serve our talent.”
Rogan joined CoWorx 17 years ago as a director and quickly rose through the ranks. By 2010, she was promoted to senior director, Southern New England, and, in 2016, she was promoted to vice president, East Region, managing more than 30 locations. Throughout her career, Rogan has established herself as a trailblazer and innovator. As COO, she helped grow the company by 30% in 2022 and 20% in 2021.
“I’m continually impressed by Kara’s ability to not only navigate challenges and deliver results, but her unwavering commitment to her team,” former CoWorx CEO Tim Hartnett said. “Our people have great respect and admiration for her, and I am so proud of what this company has become under her guidance. Our industry as a whole is faced with new challenges — and I believe Kara is the right person to lead us through them.”
Hartnett was named interim CEO in 2019 and was instrumental in guiding the company through the challenges of the pandemic. Additionally, he led the company’s information technology environment transformation and helped institutionalize the organization’s culture of caring. Hartnett will now serve in a leadership role within CoWorx’s parent company, Kane-Miller Corp.
“I’m so grateful for Tim’s leadership during the pandemic years,” Rogan said. “But, more than that, I’m grateful for the cultural changes he has ingrained within our company and the belief that you can ‘do good by doing good.’ As CEO, I will continue to foster that people-first culture Tim built and lead with empathy and open communication.”