The Advisory Board for Arizona Recruiters is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction for the community, content, education and agendas for our recruiting conferences and events.





With 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the vice president of talent acquisition for MongoDB.

Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.

He is the founder of the Recruiters Network, and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Denver Recruiters, Florida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters.

President & Community Leader



Rebecca relocated from Minnesota to Arizona in 2016 for her current role as Director of Talent Acquisition at P.F. Chang’s. She has been in and around the talent acquisition space for 10+ years at a variety of organizations in both full-time and consulting roles. She is passionate about people – identifying, attracting, onboarding and retaining great talent through planning and strategy, competency development, employment branding, social media, mentoring/coaching/training, relationship building/management, employee engagement, and analytics. Her top 5 CliftonStrengths are Activator, Strategic, Futuristic, Connectedness, and Includer. She was involved from the beginning with the very first community in the Recruiters Network in Minnesota, and is excited to be leading the newest community in Arizona!

She loves (in no particular order) cycling, hockey (Go Wild!), meeting people, exploring new places, youth ministry, writing & facilitating murder mysteries, food (and posting pictures of it on social media!), her family, and giving back to others. And Pottery Barn. Much to her husband’s dismay.

Advisory Board Members



Taylor Martinez is the Marketing & Events Specialist for the Recruiters Network. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of St.Thomas in 2018. While studying at the University of St. Thomas she had the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland, Argentina, and Brazil. Also, during the completion of her degree, she underwent many different work experiences such as being a Marketing Research Intern for Sidewalk Dog, Social Media Intern for Hy-Vee, and Talent Acquisition & Social Media Intern for Spok. Throughout her experiences, she has become increasingly interested in social media and how its use can shape and grow an organization.

Taylor has proudly lived in Minnesota her whole life. She is passionate about volunteering and has spent numerous hours volunteering with the Jeremiah Program. In her free time, she enjoys partaking in outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, as well as going for walks with her adorable English Mastiff named Mabel.



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Carrie works out of the P.F. Chang’s Global Headquarters office in Scottsdale as the corporate recruitment lead. She has 9 years of experience in talent acquisition and has a passion for delivering an excellent candidate experience as well as finding a great match between hiring leaders and candidates. She also enjoys reengineering processes and systems to make things work even more efficiently. Her top 5 CliftonStrengths are:  Strategic, Analytical, Competition (she LOVES winning!), Responsibility, and Deliberative.

Carrie is an Arizona native. When Carrie isn’t recruiting, you can find her spending time with her husband and 2 dogs, planning their next trip in San Diego, or making handmade cards.  She also dreams of owning an original VW Bus one day.



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JoLyn Simms is a Major Account Executive at CareerBuilder with over 15 years of experience in leadership and consultative sales. The past 7 years she has worked alongside enterprise and small business organizations to help attract, screen, and on-board new employees by leveraging data and technology.  She also spent multiple years as a hiring manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car working her way up from Intern to Area Manager.

Born and raised in Arizona, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Arizona State University.  JoLyn enjoys travel, sporting events, festivals and is finally getting caught up on Game of Thrones.  She has a one year old lab named Mojo that keeps life exciting and will be planning a wedding this year.

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