Amy Clary’s involvement in human resources began in 2000 when, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government and Business, she accepted an entry-level job at a local staffing company in Austin, Texas. Despite the economic downturn in 2000, Amy managed to climb the corporate ladder to Direct Hire Subject Matter Expert. She won several performance awards including “Rookie of the Year” and multiple “Top Producer of the Quarter” awards.
In 2004, Amy partnered with Jason Stoneberg, a long-time friend, and created KeyStaff, a company committed to servicing the community through providing qualified candidates to companies in industries including warehouse/light industrial, accounting, administrative/clerical, and call center. In addition to the client services, Amy wanted to provide applicants with career counseling and guidance to help them find the right opportunities that would fit their skill set and fulfill their career goals.
Amy is involved in multiple philanthropic interests. In 2004, she founded the Ice Ball, a fund-raising organization to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas achieve its goals of providing mentors to children and youth in Central Texas. For her work in numerous other volunteer efforts, Amy has several awards including Big Sister of the Year from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas in 2006, KXAN/United Way Volunteer of the Year in 2007, Ballet Austin’s Woman on Her Toes in 2008. And she was instrumental in KeyStaff winning the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce 2008 Community Relations Award and multiple Fast 50 Awards.
More recently, Amy has become an adoptive parent and has appeared on ABC World News Tonight as the Person of the Week for her work with adoption. She is working hard to increase awareness, help encourage adoptions and even financially support and fundraise for those who would like to join her in saving orphans though adoption.
Amy also is the co-founder of Picture Parties, Inc.
Amy was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1976. She moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas in 1997. She has lived in Paris and Lyon, France while pursuing her degree. Her interests include traveling, volunteering and helping others, and spending time with her husband and 4 children.