Lovey Hammel is co-founder and President of Employment Enterprises, Inc. (EE, Inc.), established in Prince William County, Virginia in 1980. EE, Inc. is the parent company to two wholly owned subsidiaries – Temporary Solutions, Inc., a Northern Virginia Staffing and Recruiting company, and - Checks and Balances, Inc., an Employer of Record solution company with operations in all 50 States.
This women-owned staffing and workforce solutions company is nationally recognized for their expertise that spans the full employment cycle and addresses complex workforce challenges with tailored solutions. EE, Inc. is a certified WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) supplier as well as SWaM (Small, Woman-Owned and Minority) certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Ms. Hammel is active in business and community programs with special emphasis on veteran hiring, education, the environment and a special committment to autism awareness. She has developed scholarship opportunities for families that struggle with rising tuition by providing the Employment Enterprises, Inc. Endowed Scholarship to a deserving freshman at George Mason University. Additionally, her company partners with The Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP) to promote efforts to restore the ecosystem functions in Fairfax County through collaboration with public, private, and volunteer organizations.
She has held numerous leadership roles including:
- 2018 Prominent Patriot in Business - George Mason University
- Officer to the Prince William County Advisory Board 2012-2016
- Chair of Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013
- Former Chair, Prince William County - Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce
- Chair of the Presidential Search Committee for George Mason University - 2011
- Governer Kaine appointee to George Mason Board of Visitors
- Governer Warner's Advisory Commission of Higher Education
- Prince William County Business Advisory Board
EE, Inc. have been recognized as part of the Top 100 Privately Owned Businesses in the Washington Metropolitan area, awarded Top Diversity Business nationwide by Diversity Business Magazine, Entrepreneurial Success of the Year by the State of Virginia, SBA and four-time running winner of the Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in US. Ms. Hammel has received multiple awards to include:
- NOVA Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award
- Honoree for Fairfax County Commission for Women's "Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business" during Women's History Month.
- SmartCEO Brava! Award Winner
- Prince William County Business of Year
- The prestigious Mason Medal for service to George Mason University
- Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence presented by the Chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors
- Distinguished Woman Award from the Prince William County Commission for Women
- Women Who Mean Business Award, presented by the Washington Business Journal
- Horizon Award in recognition of her work in building community partnerships and making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities through employment opportunities
Ms. Hammel received a BS in Business Administration from George Mason University, and was named Alumna of the Year in 1997. She served on the George Mason Foundation from 1996 to 2005 and was the Foundation’s first alumni chair, serving from 2001 to 2003.