This excerpt taken from the GVHR 8-K filed Sep 16, 2008.
BRADENTON, FL, September 16, 2008 Gevity (NASDAQ: GVHR), which serves as the full-service human resources department for small and mid-sized businesses, announced today that Michael J. Lavington has received his work authorization from the United States government.
Mr. Lavington, a U.K. citizen, was appointed as Chairman of the Board in October, 2007, at which time the Board also appointed Mr. Lavington as Gevitys new CEO, subject to work authorization approval.
Prior to Gevity, Mr. Lavington worked in executive HR roles and at the Managing Director level for major U.K. and U.S. corporations. He has also been a main Board Director of Mecca Leisure Group, a U.K. FTSE company. In the late 1980s, Mr. Lavington was the Divisional Managing Director of Mecca Leisures Overseas Division, which included the Hard Rock Cafe Group. More recently, from 1997 to 1999, he was President and CEO of Resorts USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Rank Group, where he also served as the Group HR Director from 1990 to 1997. From 2000 until 2002, he was Senior Vice President HR and Property for Global Telesystems (GTS). In 2003, he became an independent business consultant and has served clients in both the U.K. and the U.S. Mr. Lavington has been a director of Gevity since 2006.