Anna-Marie Sparks is well known in the Concord business community, with over 30 years in the employment and staffing industry. Before becoming President of Sparks Employment Group, Anna-Marie began as a temporary employee and rose to become branch manager at Manpower, an international staffing firm. She knows the employment industry from the bottom up, and she treats both employees and clients with mutual respect.
Anna-Marie specializes in matching qualified employees with top-quality employers. With a no-nonsense approach to saving companies time and money, she helps job seekers find the opportunities that are right for them.
JDRF International 2015 Dream Gala Judith & Walter Havenstein Cure Champion Award
JDRF Fundraising Excellence Award (2013-2015)
Business and Professional Women of NH: Woman of Achievement (2009-2010)
Chamber W. Grant McIntosh 2003 Volunteer of the Year
Justice of the Peace
NHTI Advisory Board
Concord Chamber Ambassador Committee: Secretary
Board of Directors: JDRF of NNE-NH
Volunteer Walk Organizer: “JDRF One Walk to Cure Diabetes”
Havenwood-Heritage Heights Board of Directors: Secretary
Volunteer: JDRF Annual Gala
Red Cross Volunteer Office & Annual Law Enforcement Blood Drive
Ex-Officio Board of Directors: Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce (2007-2015)
Funds for Education Golf Committee (Co-Chair 2009-2010)
Tri-City Expo Committee (2006-2010)
HRA-GC (Board of Directors 2003-2007)
Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2007
Concord Chamber Ambassador (Chair: 2005-2006)
Granite State HRC Committee (2006)
Citizens Police Academy, Concord Police Dept. (2002)
Dr. Bernie Sparks III is the Founder and Executive Director of Sparks Employment Group, and President of 21st Century Leadership. Bernie has more than three decades of supervisory, management, and leadership experience. He served in the U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (ABN), the New Hampshire State Police, and the University of New Hampshire Police Department.
Bernie holds a Doctorate of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Franklin Pierce University. He received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialty in Public Human Resource Management from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. Bernie holds dual undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Accounting from St. Anselm’s College and Franklin Pierce University.
Dr. Bernie Sparks is also a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach (CEIC). He works with individuals and companies that are interested in analyzing their Leadership Development plans. Bernie promotes the concept of identifying leaders at all levels as a means to hiring and retaining the best employees for the long-term.