NYSA Welcomes its new ED

The New York Staffing Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Patterson, our new executive director.

As we embark on a new chapter in NYSA history and continue to look for ways to provide value, this leadership transition is the first of many steps in readjusting the way we do business – with our primary goal of serving you, our members, as our industry’s needs evolve.

A New York City-based association executive, Patterson specializes in nonprofit/association management, strategic planning, community relations/communications, and state/municipal government advocacy, and she has a proven record in operational leadership and strategy development. Patterson holds a master's degree in Public Service Leadership & Nonprofit Administration and a master's degree in Strategic Communications & Leadership, both from the University of West Florida.

Some of you may have had the opportunity to meet Mary at this year's Super Seminar Day, but we are also in the midst of planning a summer get-together so that more of you will have the chance to meet her. In the interim, you can contact her here. We are very excited about the future and hope that you will join us in welcoming her to NYSA.

Our Mission

The New York Staffing Association serves as the voice of the staffing industry for the State of New York by promoting the interests of our members through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, networking and collaboration and the establishment of high standards of ethical conduct.



The New York Staffing Association (NYSA) is the trade association that promotes the interests of the staffing industry through legal and legislative advocacy, education, and the advancement of high standards of ethical conduct. NYSA is a non profit organization for the staffing industry in the State of New York.

We serve as the voice of the industry in state efforts to communicate industry matters to association members, legislative leaders, regulators, the news media and the general public. You can make that voice more effective when you join our association. NYSA maintains a strict code of ethics, and members pledge to uphold the highest ethical standards for their business, and for the industry. 

NYSA is one of the largest affiliated chapters of the American Staffing Association. NYSA represents a diverse base of companies, ranging from small independently-owned staffing companies to large national agencies.

We offer two levels of involvement including Members and Industry Partners. Members are staffing firms that operate or place positions in the New York area.  Industry Partners are selected companies that provide services or products for the staffing industry.


The New York Staffing Association was incorporated on September 22, 1964 under the original name of “Association of Temporary Office Services, Inc” under the Not-for-profit Corporation Law in the State of New York.   In the early 1990’s, the Board of Directors decided to change the association name to “New York Association of Temporary Services, Inc.” to reflect the geographical area that is represented by the association.  On December 29, 2003, the name was once again changed to “New York Staffing Association”, so that our name was all-encompassing of the staffing industry as a whole including direct hire, temporary to permanent placement, temporary staff, and contract staffing, as well as providing recognition of our Industry Partners.

In the past 50 years, NYSA has successfully achieved important legislative accomplishments and provided ongoing education for our members.