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  • Shannon Risken, Hiring Agencies in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Shannon Risken

    Vice President of Operations

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    Brooke Robinson, Staffing Companies in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Brooke Robinson

    Managing Director of Operations

    Brooke Robinson has been an Express legacy for more than ten years. Her career began as a Front Office Coordinator, and she has since held positions including Recruiter, Outside Sales Rep, Office Manager, and Branch Manager.

    Brooke is from Portland, OR, but recently moved to Champaign, IL, to continue her career with her Express family. At home, Brooke loves spending time with her three adult children, dog, and kitten. She also enjoys cooking from scratch, baking, and helping other women within her community.

    Brooke strives to be the best version of herself by learning and growing every day and wants to be there to lend a helping hand to others that want to be their best selves as well. "I love helping people find their value within themselves as a person and an employee. I love helping companies find top staff to join their teams, to help them achieve their goals."

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    Jordan Keyes, Champaign Urbana Staffing
    Jordan Keyes

    Director of Key Accounts

    Jordan Keyes joined the Express team with a passion for helping people succeed. With help from his background in process improvement, Jordan has developed a forte for identifying opportunities to further efficiency and effectiveness. Because of this he quickly rose to take on company wide challenges as the Director of Key Accounts.

    Originally from Rantoul, IL, Jordan uses his local background to stay in tune with the heartbeat of Champaign Urbana and its surrounding areas. In his spare time, he couples that with his musical ability to stay in tune to the local music scene. He performs as a solo act and in a band at various bars, breweries, and venues across Champaign-Urbana.

    Jordan's favorite part about working at Express is the opportunity to work with whom he regards as some of the hardest working, most resilient, and compassionate people that he's had the pleasure of meeting. "Each of my teammates understand how their work directly impacts the members and the businesses in our community and, to me, that service-minded mentality is what will help us to become the best that we can be both personally and professionally." 

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    Ryan Church, Skilled Trade Staffing Agencies in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Ryan Church

    Branch Manager/Executive Recruiter - Skilled Trades

    Ryan joined the Express team as a Recruiting Specialist and has since taken on many roles. Currently he heads up the recruiting effort at our Urbana satellite office.

    Originally from Champaign, IL, Ryan attended Parkland College to study History and Social Sciences where he achieved Dean's List honors three semesters in a row. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, reading, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.

    Ryan is the kind of guy who you'll meet and instantly feel like you've known your whole life. Ryan's favorite part about working at Express is being able to bring this talent to his work life to help others and build relationships with teammates, associates, and clients in his community.

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    Katelyn Brockman, Champaign Urbana Recruiters
    Katelyn Brockman

    Rantoul Branch Manager

    Katelyn started at Express as an Employment Specialist and has since risen to the role of Branch Manager of the Rantoul office. She connects qualified associates with rewarding and fulfilling jobs and does so with an unmatched drive.

    Originally from Rantoul, IL, Katelyn received her associates in Business Administration from Colorado Teach University and is now pursuing her bachelor's in Business Development. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys reading. When she's not lost in a book, she enjoys going for walks and exploring the outdoors.

    Katelyn is always thinking of others and loves the community outreach aspect of her job. Her favorite part of working at Express is the unique opportunity that her role gives her to help people and give back to the community she grew up in!

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    Charlie Miller, Office Jobs in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Charlie Miller

    Marketing and Sales Manager

    Charlie joined the Express team as a member of the Intake Center as a Recruiting Specialist. He has been helpful in defining the job duties of the role and aiding in expanding Express' presence in the community, and has since taken on the role of Marketing Manager. 

    Originally from Danforth, IL, Charlie is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Eastern Illinois University. In his spare time, he likes to read, write, watch movies and documentaries, and "attempt to play the guitar".

    Charlie's small-town background helps him form genuine and lasting relationships with associates, coworkers, and community leaders. His favorite part about working at Express is having the opportunity to connect people with the resources they need. 

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    Mike Van Antwerp, Marketing Jobs in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Mike Van Antwerp

    Marketing Coordinator

    Mike joined the Express team as the Marketing Coordinator, delivering marketing materials across Central Illinois to recruit potential candidates.

    Originally from Piper City, IL, Mike attended the University of Illinois and received his bachelor's degree in Journalism. He went on to work as a sportswriter for the Champaign-Urbana Courier, a division manager for the Chicago Tribune, and General Manager and part owner of the ABA team the Peoria Kings.

    A lover of all things sports, once retired, Mike joined the Board of Directors of the Mahomet Diamond Dogs youth baseball team and serves on the board of the Lions Club of Mahomet. His favorite part of working at Express is that he has the opportunity to once again work on a winning team and give back to the community. 

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    Ryan Cole, Skilled Trade Jobs in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Ryan Cole

    Key Accounts Specialist

    Ryan joined Express as Key Account Specialist, managing all aspects of on-site accounts to meet the needs of their business with a hands-on approach to better acclimate our associates to the company culture and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and our associates alike.

    Originally from Rantoul, IL, Ryan received his associate's degree in Data Systems and Development. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, usually with his two dogs Tobi and Gracie.

    Ryan is always looking for the solution to problems that best serves his clients and associates. His favorite part of working at Express is being able to deliver world class service to everyone he interacts with on the job. 

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    Jasmine Neal, Recruitment Firms in Champaign Urbana, IL
    Jasmine Neal


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    Olivia Brooks, Payroll Jobs in Champaign Urbana, Illinois
    Olivia Brooks

    Payroll Specialist

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