Elwood Staffing Chairman Mark Elwood Honored with 2024 Distinguished Undergraduate Alumni Award

Chairman of the Board, Mark Elwood, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Distinguished Undergraduate Alumni Award by Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

May 8, 2024, COLUMBUS, IN – Elwood Staffing, a leading employment agency headquartered in Indiana, proudly announces that its Chairman of the Board, Mark Elwood, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Distinguished Undergraduate Alumni Award by Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. This recognition is the highest honor bestowed by the O’Neill School, celebrating outstanding graduates who have made significant contributions to their professions and communities while enhancing the reputation of the school. 

Elwood’s exceptional leadership and commitment to both business excellence and community service led to his selection for this award. Since 1987, Elwood has demonstrated dedication and vision, helping transform a startup into one of Indiana’s most successful privately owned corporations. 

At the O’Neill School’s Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Bloomington, Elwood accepted the award in front of approximately 2,500 attendees where he shared a few thoughts about the lessons he’s learned along the way. 

Elwood’s impact extends far beyond the business realm. His dedication to community service is evident through his involvement in various nonprofit organizations focused on youth development, animal care, mental health, substance abuse prevention, and the arts. Through the philanthropic efforts of the Mark and Wendy Elwood Foundation, which supports initiatives in these areas and beyond, countless lives have been positively impacted by Elwood’s commitment to community welfare. 

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by my alma mater, especially alongside accomplished peers,” said Elwood. “My time at IU provided a strong foundation for my career, and I am grateful for the opportunities it has afforded me to make a meaningful difference in our community.” 

Elwood’s remarkable achievements and ongoing commitment to excellence embody the spirit of Indiana University’s O’Neill School and serve as an inspiration to current and future generations of students. 

About Elwood Staffing

Founded in 1980, Elwood Staffing, a privately owned corporation, is a leading provider of talent-based solutions and actionable workforce intelligence. With offices that span the United States, a broad service portfolio, and a seasoned staff, we support companies through the entire employment life cycle—from attraction to retention. 

About The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The O’Neill School at Indiana University is committed to preparing students to address the complex issues facing society today. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in public affairs, environmental management, nonprofit management, and more. 

About BelFlex

BelFlex, an Elwood Staffing company, has been a proud champion of opportunity since 1989. We bridge the gap between hard-working, capable talent and dynamic companies in the light industrial space, providing opportunities that help people, organizations and communities succeed. Succeeding Together is more than our mission; it is the passion that drives us, built off three core values: Do the Right Thing, Create Success and People Matter. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on building lasting partnerships, we empower businesses to thrive with the right talent while enhancing candidates’ professional and personal lives. Discover how BelFlex can be your trusted ally in the pursuit of opportunity and prosperity at www.belflex.com.

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