IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, and RIVERSIDE California, September 1, 2009 – McDermott & Bull, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Stacy Proctor as Vice President of Human Resources of Associated Third Party Administrators (ATPA) in Alameda, California.

“For ATPA, Stacy was just the right fit at the right time. Stacy’s seasoned experience in collective bargaining, mediation, and employee relations’ strategies in a union environment matched what ATPA was looking for,” states Marty McMahon, a Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull. “Her open communication and management style makes her an adept addition to the ATPA team.”

Before ATPA, Proctor was the Director of Human Resources at the Westin Market Street in San Francisco, where she focused on strategic planning, labor relations, talent and organizational management, and workers’ compensation. For sixteen years prior, Proctor grew her career at Marriott International, rising to the level of Multi-property Director of Human Resources. Here, she led the transformation of human resources to outsource all recruiting, payroll, and benefit functions and achieved successful results in leadership development.

Proctor received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Utah and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources Management (PHR) with an additional certification for California Employment Law.

About the Client

Associated Third Party Administrators ( is a service leader in employee benefit plan administration. ATPA uses computerized application technology for the management of Taft-Hartley multi-employer trust funds. They specialize in collective bargaining agreement administration, optimizing best business practices, cost containment, and operational efficiency.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.