Paul S. Gerarde, Co-Founder & Former President

 Paul S. Gerarde, Co-Founder & Former President The late Paul S. Gerarde (1953-2002) earned an undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College Of Law. Paul was the Personnel Director for Rockwell International, Decora Manufacturing and CB Sports. Paul, along with his wife Connie, opened KEENA Staffing, a temporary employment agency in 1986. Paul's skills, education, and drive were instrumental in KEENA's history. With Paul's leadership, he saw KEENA develop into a large temporary service, which grew to include permanent placements, professional recruitment, employment consulting services, payroll, and the Paul's final endeavor, a launch into the PEO industry.

KEENA Staffing had been in business 16 years when Paul passed away in November of 2002. He leaves behind his wife Connie, and their three children Christina, Joseph, and Michael. Connie and family continue operating KEENA Staffing with the same commitment and drive that brought KEENA to where it is today. It is their intent to have Paul's legacy live on through his family and his business.

The American Payroll Organization
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
American Staffing Association
Lake George Association
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations