Kerry Buffington and Tammy Turner

Partners/Owners of Kapstone Employment Services
Emerging Business

Kerry Buffington is a Human Resource Professional with over 15 years of experience working for several automotive suppliers such as Federal Mogul Motorparts and Airboss Flexible Products. She also worked to further brand the national Women of Color STEM Conference working as their Business Development Manager.

She was born and raised in the city of Detroit, has a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University in HR Administration with an Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Administration. People are her passion. She is proud to be a 2018 recipient of the distinguished Michigan Chronicle’s 2018 Women of Excellence Awards. With a love for her community and city, she works for the betterment of them as a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Detroit Alumni.

Her favorite things to do are to spend time with her family and dancing.


Tammy Turner is an Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker and Trainer.
After serving for over six years in the field of public accounting and having worked at major firms such as Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche, Tammy realized that her true passion was in the field of Human Resources. As such, Tammy worked as a recruiter for Robert Half Finance & Accounting and a senior recruiter at Quicken Loans/Rock Financial. In 2004, Tammy was able to travel overseas to Cambodia where she worked as a recruiting consultant for UNICEF. Tammy returned to the United States in 2007 and established Kapstone Training Services, and in 2010, she established her own publishing company Kapstone Publishing. 

Tammy's "Elements of Success" program has helped shape the careers of students and business professionals throughout the U.S. and abroad. In this program, she offers training on executive presence, business etiquette and image, dining etiquette, leadership training, and skills to successfully master the art of networking. Her debut book, How to Talk to Strangers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Networking, is a vital tool for any business professional looking to go to the next level. Tammy published her second book, 365 Days of Motivation: A Guide to Success in Life & Business, in December 2012, and it is a must have for anyone and everyone looking for encouragement or inspiration in their daily business or personal relationships. Tammy’s third book, which is a collaborative effort, The Soul of a Winner: 5 True Stories of Success was published in November 2013. 

Tammy is the owner/partner of a multi-million dollar Staffing Company, Kapstone Employment Services, headquartered in Downtown Detroit.  Her company holds WBE (Women Business Enterprise), MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) and WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business) certifications.  In December 2019, Kapstone opened its second office in Orlando, Florida.   

Tammy has a passion for Egyptology, she enjoys watching football, is a marathoner, loves to ski, and is an avid golfer.  She enjoys traveling the world and spending time with family.




26677 West 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034
Phone 313.961.4748