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MENLO PARK, Calif., October 31, 2018 -- Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) today announced that Dirk A. Kempthorne has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective January 1, 2019.

Kempthorne has had a long and distinguished career in public office at the federal, state and local levels. He was Governor of Idaho from January 1999 until May 2006. From May 2006 to January 2009, he was U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Kempthorne served as U.S. Senator for the state of Idaho from 1993 to 1999.

Kempthorne has served as president of The Kempthorne Group, a consulting firm, since 2009. He also was president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a position he held from 2010 to 2018. The ACLI is a trade association with 290 legal reserve life insurer and fraternal benefit society member companies. Kempthorne serves on the independent advisory board of Robert Half’s Protiviti subsidiary and will remain on the advisory board until he assumes his role on the Robert Half board of directors in January.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in professional consulting and staffing services. The company’s specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting and Robert Half® Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam®, for highly skilled administrative support professionals; Robert Half® Technology, for project and full-time technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal, for project and full-time staffing of lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group®, for creative, digital, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit.

Robert Half has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.