Consult JSM
Profit Through Prevention, Excellence Through Execution

about me

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

I want to help you sleep better at night.

President and ceo

Joanna S. Monroe, Esq.

I am a legal staffing executive and trusted C-Suite adviser with almost two decades of experience helping to grow revenue and profit while reducing risk and expense.

I recently retired as Chief Compliance and Risk Officer from TrueBlue, a staffing company with over 700 branches located across the country.  As a founder of the legal function, I was part of the senior team that transformed the business from a $1 billion domestic, day labor company, into a $3 billion international workforce solutions company, with 6,000 employees placing over 800,000 people into jobs each year.

I have deep expertise in business strategy, regulatory compliance, risk management, contractual negotiations, outside counsel management, government affairs and human resources with proven success in aligning legal expertise with organizational needs for achieving business growth. 

I am highly regarded for providing practical, solutions-focused advice that enables leaders to take appropriate risks to unleash business growth. I am passionate and energetic, with the ability to drive results by developing collaborative relationships from the branch manager to the board director.

I founded Consult JSM because I love working with diverse teams to help companies bring structure to chaos, improving process and enhancing organizational alignment. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with you.

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Education

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND, SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1994

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Masters in Business Adminstration, 2003

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND, SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1994

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Leadership in Corporate Counsel, 2015

Activities & Affiliations

  • Co-Founder, Chair, & Board President, Tacoma Pierce County Business Alliance Political Action Committee, 2013 –Present

  • Board Director, Franke Tobey Jones, 2010 – Present, Chair, 2015 – 2017

  • Board Director, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, 2009 – 2017, Chair, 2015 – 2017

  •  Member, American Staffing Association Legal & Legislative Committee, 2003 – present

Bar Admissions

• Washington State