Rita Steel is president of professional talent solutions for the western and southwestern US at Robert Half and oversees teams that specialize in the placement of permanent and contract professionals in the areas of finance and accounting, as well as administrative and customer support. A member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Executive Steering Council for Robert Half, Steel helps spearhead the DEI strategy for the organization and serves as the executive sponsor for Asian Professionals for Excellence, one of Robert Half’s six new employee network groups created to amplify Pan-Asian perspectives. Steel’s commitment to instilling positivity during the pandemic made many of her offices earn recognition as top workplaces across several US markets in 2021.