Amy Kerestessy Joins Bandit Lites as Director of Human Resources

KNOXVILLE, TN – Bandit Lites is thrilled to share the hiring of Amy Kerestessy as the Director of Human Resources. She will be responsible for implementing policy and procedures, onboarding new hires, managing employee engagement, assisting with record keeping as well as other duties.  

A self-described people person, Kerestessy initially began her career in nursing, working her way up to a Level 1 trauma nurse. She later transitioned to managing medical practices where she discovered her love of helping people could be utilized in office settings. She pursued an education in business and business management and became certified through SHRM and Labor Law.  

“I finally found what makes me happy,” shared Kerestessy. “I truly can help people in their lives, by assisting them with getting jobs, with issues at work, and even personal things that people entrust me with; that is life changing that I can help someone so deeply that it affects their whole life in a positive way! That is why I am in the HR field.”  

After an exhaustive search for the right person, we found exactly that,” Bandit Chair Michael T. Strickland shared. “Amy’s career in HR at the highest level coupled with her empathy and understanding for people is amazing. She is a real people person focused on enriching the lives of others. Amy has already defined the system at Bandit Lites and will be a positive force here for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your life and talent with us!”

“I was looking for a family atmosphere and a place to retire at, all while fully utilizing my skills and qualifications!” said Kerestessy. “I was impressed with the employee longevity at Bandit and how they are cared for here.”  

About Bandit Lites, Inc. Bandit Lites is a full-service design, management and producer of live events, theatrical productions, and live shows. Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of production needs. Bandit’s presence will ensure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you. More information available at