Brenda grew up on a small farm in Northern Wisconsin where she learned the value of hard work. She moved to Florida in 1989 and started a successful career in banking. She then became a full-time wife and mother for many years where she taught her children, via example, the importance of good work ethics, being on-time and honesty.
After the last child left college, she chased a fun passion and became a Brick Specialist at the LEGO store in Orlando. Now living in Clearwater, she is looking forward to using the skills she has learned to be the best PEO Broker she can be.
Leslie was born in the suburbs of NYC but has lived in Florida for the past 30 years. Following a career in the family publishing business, she spent over 20 years as a Director of Development and Special Events for various not-for-profits in the Tampa Bay area. Joining the Siracusa Staffing and Leasing team has allowed her to embark on a new and exciting career while affording the opportunity to stay connected to the various charities that are important to her. She looks forward to bringing the skills she has learned throughout her career to building new relationships in the PEO world.
Leslie has moved to San Antonio, Texas and will continue to work with her current Florida P&C agents, while cultivating new agents in Texas as well.
While not working, Leslie spends her time with her family. Leslie has three grown children and three grandchildren.
Tammie's passion is helping P&C Agents with affordable Workers' Comp options for clients not eligible for the standard market. As an Account Manager for P&C Agents in Northern Georgia (Atlanta, Rome, Dalton, Augusta), Tammie has over 20 years of blended sales, account and project management experience. That experience, combined with industry knowledge in skilled trade, technology, telecommunication, medical staffing, hospitality, and business insurance has helped her succeed. She's known for her business ethics and client care. Using her consultative, interpersonal and organizational skills, she articulates the client’s needs, and sets and delivers expectations for an exceptional client experience.
A native Floridian, Tammie earned her AA in Business at St Pete College and continued her education at the University of South Florida. She follows her Stepfather's (Joe Battaglia) motto; “From the shoulders down, you’re worth minimum wage… but from shoulders up, you’re worth as much as you want – never stop learning!”
Tammie and her husband, Tony, live in Tampa and raise two children, Ashlyn and Anthony, and a cat named Lucy. Outside work, Tammie donates her time to her son’s Boy Scouts Troop and local communities. She also helps her husband’s 15+ year competitive Fantasy Football League including their 2017 Championship winner!
Otilia was born in the Republic of Moldova (former USSR) and studied semiconductors physics. Otilia has a Bachelor of Science from the State University of Moldova. In 1990, she taught high school physics before moving to Budapest, where her son Matyas Nicholas was born. She is fluent in Romanian, Russian, French, Hungarian and English. She's worked in retail management and international relocations.
Arriving in the US in 2002, she worked at Eckerd College for four years. In 2005, she embraced the world of Human Resources with a sales coordinator job at Modern Business Associates (MBA). She's worked in operations, sales and marketing, along with contract negotiations, workers’ compensation underwriting, payroll taxes, financial analysis, customer relations, talent recruitment and development.
She's a 2018 graduate of Leadership St Petersburg (LSP), a former Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce director, a member of the Women’s Leadership Committee, a member of the Tampa Bay Reforestation and Environmental Effort (T.R.E.E.), and a former Booster Club operations director for Countryside High School Football Team.
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Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, I have migrated south, over the last 23 years, and I love living in the Sunshine State. After being in education for over 15 years, my season of life prompted me to consider a career with more flexibility and income, based on my family’s needs. While my husband works full time, it has been great to be introduced to Siracusa Staffing & Leasing at just the right time. Being a complete career shift, I am thankful for the staff here that has helped me adjust, feel comfortable and welcomed, and be entirely prepared to do the job set out before me.
I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, I love fall, thrifting, coffee, CrossFit, rainy days and chasing sunsets. I have a wonderful husband of 23 years, 3 children, an amazing church family, and incredible friends. And I love spending time with all of them.
Raised in Tampa Bay, Brenda enjoys spending time with her three children who are always active pursuing passions like soccer, robotics and painting. Brenda enjoys learning and was a summa cum laude graduate from University of West Florida in Interdisciplinary Social Science with a minor in Anthropology. She also earned a MBA in Economics with certificate in Latin American Studies at the University of South Florida. Go Bulls!
Traveling and meeting people from other cultures is a lifelong passion, having traveled to nearly 30 countries across Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. She loves them all, but a favorite is Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The longest waterfall in the world, it has lush rain forest, flocks of toucans and every color butterfly. She also loves weekend roadtrips in Florida, theme park adventures, and unique stops, like Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville and McGuire’s in Pensacola.
Brenda joins SS&L with many years of experience in performance evaluation research, nonprofit program development and healthcare. And she always serves with integrity, consistency and 5-star support.
Karla was born in Alabama and raised in a small town in Georgia. Being a "Southern Belle," she grew up learning about the importance of family and hard work.
At the age of 18, she was thrilled to be able to relocate to Florida and pursue a career in office management. Moving to Clearwater in 2014, she took a few years off to devote to her family and raising strong, confident kids. Most recently, she was recruited into the PEO industry and is loving every moment of its sales aspect.
In her down time, you can find Karla in her favorite place, with her family, on the water, fishing.