Leadership Team


Our leaders introduce a fresh, innovative approach to delivering value to our clients. We combine the years of experience you would expect to find in Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Benefits, and Risk Management along with advanced technology, management consulting, and a timely appreciation for the emerging changes in digital communications. Our converged approach to investing in our capabilities enables us to think about our clients’ needs in an entirely different manner. Simply put – we combine deep experience to deliver better solutions, based entirely on the unique needs of every client.

Celeste Dockery

Celeste Dockery, Chief Executive Officer

Celeste Dockery, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, is the visionary behind CEO, bringing decades of experience to her role. As the founder of the company Professional Employee Management, Dockery used her expertise and experience to build PEM from three internal employees and four clients to one of the most successful PEO’s in the history of the industry.

Dockery is a leading PEO consultant and a highly regarded regulatory expert, Celeste continues to serve on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Board of Employee Leasing Companies for four consecutive terms via appointment by two Florida governors. Governor Scott appointed her for another term in 2016. She was a Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations (FAPEO) and National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) board member and FAPEO president. Celeste has also served as a board member and executive for a number of non-profits, workers’ compensation companies and industry organizations.

Celeste earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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