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Founder and President:

Crosswinds Consultants was established in September, 1999, by Linda R. Ottaway Spotts.  Ms. Spotts has a successful career that spans more than twenty years in Human Resources recruitment and retention of employees for a Fortune 300 Company.  She has been recognized nationally for her innovative methods in recruitment.

During her employment with a Fortune 300 firm, Linda held positions of increasing responsibility with a commitment to diversity in recruitment and was commended for her achievements.  She has a track record of hiring employees whose skills are matched to their positions and for facilitating career tracks for their future in Manufacturing, IT, Engineering and Sales.  Linda received her Masters Degree in Human Resources from St. Francis College of Pennsylvania and holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and mathematics from Oswego State University of New York and Syracuse University, respectively.  She continues to update her credentials in national affiliations and continuing education courses.

In addition to her professional achievements and recognitions, she is active in SMEI (Sales and Marketing Executives International) Central PA and serves on their Board as Vice President of Education and chairs their SMEI Central PA College Career Fair. The 3rd career fair will be held on January 6, 2009 at the Olmstead Building, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg for students attending any college or university who is home during winter break and is seeking a career in sales or marketing. Attending the previous fairs were: Rite Aid, Capitol Blue Cross, Tyco Electronics, UPS, George Weston Bakeries, ADP, Brown Transmission & Bearing, Cumulus Media, Giant Food Stores, JPL, PHEAA, SimplexGrinnell, The Jay Group, On-Q/Legrand, Prudential Financial, Sovereign Bank and Cumulus Media; students attending the career fair represented 50 different colleges/universities. Linda is also active in Rotary International having served twice as the President of the Harrisburg East Rotary Club and currently the Chair of District 7390 Youth Exchange Program; and is a member of the National Society of Human Resources and the local chapter of Human Resource Professionals of Central PA.


Our Staff:

Patricia (Pat Leonard) - Vice President Career Coaching & Assessments, is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, York PA where she majored in Behavioral Science.   Pat joined Crosswinds Consultants on a part-time basis in 2002.  She has an extensive career in recruitment and placement including positions as a counselor, recruiter, job placement, HR administrative management.  She has a strong background in skills testing and has worked in the newspaper, healthcare, government, insurance, manufacturing and government sectors.  She is a:
  - Member of the National Society for Human Resource Management,
  - Board Member of the Hanover Area Human Resources Association;
    Committee Chairperson for the Legislative Committee and a
  - Member of the York Society for Human Resource Management.


We are committed  to providing our clients with quality candidates!



    Services Employer - Cherry Hill, NJ

        "Most professional and thorough recruitment agency I have ever worked with"

    Manufacturing Employer - Wilkes-Barre, PA

        "Filled hard to fill positions…was thorough…exact match to specifications"

    Telecommunications Employer - Harrisburg, PA

        "continuously supplies the best sales talent of any agency we have worked with"

    Manufacturing Employer - York, PA

        "I have been pleased with the candidates you have sent me… they have been right on the mark for what our specs have been"

    Information Technology Services Employer - Wilmington, DE

        "A delight to work with, they thoroughly screen their candidates, and provide matches to our specifications"


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