Steven L. Howser, SPHR

Managing Director

Steve Howser serves as Managing Director of Conquest Recruiting, a division of Harvard Group International. He has over 30 years of human resources experience in the Aerospace, Steel and Chemical industries, as well as staffing experience that helps build organizations through corporate strategy and alignment of quality fit professionals.

As a staffing professional, Steve successfully completed multiple Greenfield startup operations. Most recently for ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, now AM/NS Calvert, he was integral in building the new processing operations located outside Mobile, Alabama. He also supported greenfield (and brownfield) startup staffing for Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Aerospace, Textron Aerostructures, and Rockwell International.

Steve also has staffing agency experience. As Area and Branch Manager, he established the new Atlanta based operations for Kelly Engineering Resources and served several years as Director of Recruiting for Johnson Service Group.

Steve is SHRM certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has a bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Auburn University. He also holds a HR Certificate from Georgia State University and is a certified DDI Targeted Selection Interviewer Trainer.

While involved with the SHRM Atlanta professional organization, Steve was engaged in several leadership roles, including Vice President of Administration, Director of Communications, and a multi-year stint as Editor of The Human Resource, the then SHRM Atlanta monthly newsletter.

Steve resides in Smyrna, Georgia, and enjoys travel, the Atlanta Braves, and all Auburn sports.