TrueBlue Names Garrett Ferencz Chief Legal Officer

07/09/2020

TACOMA, WA – July 9, 2020 – TrueBlue, a global leader in specialized workforce solutions, announced today that it has appointed staffing industry veteran, Garrett Ferencz, its Chief Legal Officer. Ferencz, who is replacing the recently retired Jim Defebaugh, will also continue to serve as the company’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.

Garrett Ferencz

Ferencz joined TrueBlue in 2007. He served in various legal and compliance leadership roles before becoming Deputy General Counsel and Chief Litigation Officer in 2018. In his new role as Chief Legal Officer, he will oversee all legal matters for TrueBlue worldwide, including strategic transactions, litigation, compliance, ethics, third-party risk, real estate, and government relations. He will also lead the company’s ongoing corporate citizenship efforts in connecting people with work and rebuilding communities.

“Garrett is an accomplished business leader and litigator with an impressive track record of achieving company goals while ensuring that TrueBlue always puts our values first in everything we do,” said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of TrueBlue. “His extensive experience in global staffing and employment, strategic partnerships, risk mitigation, and compliance will help to further TrueBlue’s ongoing digital transformation and market leadership.”

Ferencz’s distinguished career includes litigating multiple cases in front of the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various state courts across the country. Prior to TrueBlue, he was employed by international law firm Perkins Coie. Ferencz has also worked as a prosecutor and a civil rights and employment attorney.

Ferencz graduated from Seattle University School of Law magna cum laude. He was also a member of the Order of the Barristers for outstanding trial advocacy. Ferencz received his B.A. in Economics cum laude from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Ninth Circuit Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, and American Bar Association.

About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2019, TrueBlue connected approximately 724,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries. Learn more at www.trueblue.com.

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About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2019, TrueBlue connected approximately 724,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries.