Ella Marie began her career in the Petrochemical Industry in 1977 as a CAD Drafter. After 17 years of working in the Engineering and Infrastructure as a multi-discipline engineering lead and project controls administrator she transitioned over to the Technical Staffing sector. Ella Marie soon became President of Roberts Companies, a small Engineering and Staffing company serving the Petrochemical and Manufacturing industries. When PTS Advance completed the acquisition of Roberts Companies, in March 2020, Ella Marie has since stepped into the role of Managing Director for the Bay Area. Holding a B.A. in Business Management from St. Mary’s College and maintaining Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR), Ella Marie is very engaged in the community and sits on several Community, Industrial, and Health and Safety Boards.