Team

Henry C. Harrison - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Services Inc., Action Staffing

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Henry C. Harrison

Henry Harrison founded American Security in 1975 after retiring from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. He was named State Trooper of the Year in 1967. Since founding American Services, Harrison has been actively involved in working on behalf of the law enforcement community, serves on several local board of directors and is a supporter of numerous charitable organizations. His board positions have included positions with Summit Bank, Union Bank, Customized Companion Care, Herlong-Bates Insurance, Pacific Gateway Capital Group and Tri-County Technical College. He is also a member of the S.C. Sheriff's Association, American Legion (Post 3), Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, and Urban League. Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley awarded Mr. Harrison the Order of the Palmetto which is South Carolina's highest citizen award, for his work and contributions to the state.  

Jim M. Ward - President, American Services Inc.

President, American Services
Jim. M. Ward

Jim Ward began his textile career with J. P. Stevens in 1956 at the Dunean Plant in Greenville, South Carolina where he started out in an entry level position. He eventually trained in every manufacturing and service department which gave him valuable insight into all areas of plant operations. He worked his way through various management positions, and in 1988 was named Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of J. P. S. Converter and Industrial Business where he was responsible for Sales, Marketing, and eleven manufacturing plants in four states.

Mr. Ward lives in Greer, South Carolina with his wife Ann. They have six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Donna F. Bishop - Executive Vice President, Action Staffing

Executive Vice President, Action Staffing
Donna F. Bishop

Donna Bishop was born in Clinton, South Carolina in 1971 and her family moved to Newberry, South Carolina in 1973. She graduated from Newberry High School in 1989 and soon there began her career.

On May 17, 1999, Donna began working with Action Staffing as an on-site coordinator in Clinton, South Carolina at Renfro Corporation. After having worked with Action Staffing just over a year, she was promoted to District Coordinator.

It wasn’t long until Donna began traveling to nearby Duncan, South Carolina to work with additional Action Staffing accounts and promoting Action Staffing service to companies located in Clinton, Laurens, Newberry and the surrounding upstate counties. During this period, Donna was promoted again, this time to District Manager. As District Manager she would be responsible for Clinton, Spartanburg and Anderson counties. All site coordinators and district coordinators for those areas reported to Donna. This would allow Donna to focus on promoting and really growing Action Staffing.

Donna was able to grow the business, landing many new accounts for the company, while still providing first class service to her current clients. The rapid growth of Action Staffing in these areas prompted American Services to open a branch office in Clinton, South Carolina in 2004.

Donna was promoted to Executive Vice President of Action Staffing in June, 2007. Since that time she has assisted with the startup of many new staffing accounts and American Services’ offices.

Donna is a wife and mother, married to William Michael Bishop, II, and has one son, William Cameron Bishop, a step-daughter, Kodie L. Harriston, and a grandson, Robbie Harriston. The family resides in Mountville, SC located in Laurens County.

Carole Ann Owens - Corporate Operations and HR Director, American Services

Corporate Operations and HR Director, American Services
Carole Ann Owens

Carole Ann has an extensive background in corporate operations with 27 years of management experience including 17 years in the security industry.  At American Services, she oversees the corporate services for all three divisions of the company, including Human Resources and Accounting.  Carole Ann is also an officer of the Board of Directors for American Services where she serves as Secretary.