Sue Burnett, president and founder, celebrated Burnett Specialists’ 45th anniversary this year with her staff from five Texas cities. Since the company’s ESOP started in 2010, hundreds of staffing employees and staff members are vested owners of Burnett. The Houston Business Journal named Burnett Specialists as Houston’s No. 1 Direct Hire Firm and No. 2 Staffing Firm. In 2019, Burnett received the Leadership Award from Jr. Achievement and the Community Service Award from the Houston Association of Personnel Consultants. She was also honored as a Tower of Old Main by the University of Arkansas, which named its journalism building after her.