Two New Key Growth Drivers for DePaul Industries: Vice President of Human Capital Katy Daughn and Director of Marketing & Outreach Sarah Royal

The social enterprise nonprofit organization is poised to generate nearly 2,000,000 hours worked by people with disabilities each year by 2016.

Portland, OR, September 05, 2013 --( DePaul Industries announced today that Katy Daughn, a long-time successful Human Resources professional, will be joining DePaul Industries in the new position of Vice President of Human Capital, focused on talent acquisition and retention, developing a workable training and learning environment, and the well-being of all DePaul Industries’ employees. Additionally, current DePaul Industries employee Sarah Royal will be promoted to Director of Marketing & Outreach, overseeing all external communications efforts for the social enterprise and helping to drive its growth to generate nearly 2,000,000 hours worked by people with disabilities each year by 2016.

The 42-year-old Portland-based social enterprise has a long history of creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities, operating three successful staffing, security, and packaging & contract manufacturing businesses from which 99% of its revenue is derived. Those businesses created more than 3,000 jobs last year alone, 70% of which were worked by people with disabilities. Recently expanding into its eighth location in Baltimore, Maryland—the first on the East Coast—DePaul is slated to reach $45 million in revenue this year.

Katy Daughn has nearly two decades of experience as an HR professional, managing functions for organizations that range from large, publicly-held corporations to 501(c)3 nonprofits. Recently returning to the Pacific Northwest from Washington, D.C., Daughn (who holds a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School) will provide strategic stewardship of the Human Capital functions to ensure support for DePaul Industries’ rapidly-expanding footprint.

Sarah Royal has been employed at DePaul Industries since 2011, managing increasing responsibilities including developing the DePaul Industries’ brand, designing marketing collateral, managing events, and helping direct sales strategy—especially online. In her new role of Director of Marketing & Outreach, Sarah will oversee the management of DePaul Industries’ brand and marketing strategies as the organization enters new markets.

“It’s a very exciting time at DePaul Industries right now—there’s so much growth potential in all of our industries, which translates to more and more jobs for people with barriers to employment,” said Dave Shaffer, President & CEO of DePaul Industries. “Katy and Sarah are two extremely talented, creative, and driven individuals, and I have no doubt that they’ll play a key role in our future success.”

About DePaul Industries
Since 1971, DePaul Industries has focused on its vision of changing the landscape of employment of people with disabilities while growing into a comprehensive outsourcing specialist serving small and large commercial and government customers. DePaul helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to have the opportunity to work through a self-sustaining business model that generates more than 99% of revenue through the operation of three core businesses: Temporary Staffing Services, Food Packaging & Contract Manufacturing, and Security Services. To date, DePaul has trained or employed in excess of 20,000 people with disabilities and paid wages and benefits of more than $225 million. To learn more, visit

For more information about DePaul Industries, contact:
Dave Shaffer, President & CEO, DePaul Industries
(503) 331-3816
DePaul Industries
Sarah Royal