• Meet Your Team of Express Recruiters in Champaign, Illinois
  • Jordan Keyes 2021 - 1
    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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    Aida - 2021
    Aida Latham

    Key Accounts Specialist

    Aida joined the Express family as a Front Office Coordinator and eventually grew within the company to take on the role of Key Accounts Specialist. She manages 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 Tampico, Mexico, Aida graduated from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas with a bachelor's in Communication Science specializing in Journalism and Business. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her son play collegiate Baseball, spending time with her family, and visiting Mexico.

    A uniquely passionate and hard-working person, Aida never shies away from a challenge. She views her purpose as positively effecting as many people as she can. Her favorite part about working with Express is having the opportunity to change the lives of the people she works with. 

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    Bernarda Alrae 2021 - 1
    Bernarda Al Rae

    Recruiter

    Bernarda joined the Intake Center as a Recruiting Specialist and immediately made an impression as an energetic, personable, and passionate team member. In addition to being bilingual, her drive to learn new skills makes her an irreplaceable member of our team.

    Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Bernarda is pursuing her bachelor's in Business Administration with plans to complete an MBA with a concentration in accounting. In her spare time, she enjoys daydreaming of one day living near the coast again.

    Bernarda's passion is met with, and enforces, that of her team. Her favorite part about working at Express is the constant morale boosts and positivity as well as the motivation she receives from our stand-up meetings. 

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    Charlie Miller 2021 - 1
    Charlie Miller

    Marketing 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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    Craig Cliburn 2021 - 1
    Craig Cliburn

    Key Accounts Specialist

    Craig joined the Express team as a Key Accounts Specialist. He manages 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 Chicago, IL, Craig served four distinguished years in the Marine Corps before attending the University of Illinois and receiving a bachelor's degree in General Engineering. In his spare time, Craig is an avid gamer. He enjoys strategy and action games, virtual and tabletop.

    Craig has a strong sense of dedication and thoughtfulness that aids him tremendously in his work. His favorite part about working at Express is being able use that to help others succeed, as well. 

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    Deanna Burgess 2019*
    Deanna Burgess

    Controller

    Deanna Burgess joined Express Employment Professionals as Controller for the Franchise.  She was originally with an outside accounting firm who helped the owners get started with their Franchise in 2009. Deanna's role at Express consists of Accounts payable, bank reconciliations, credit card reconciliations, payroll for the corporate staff, supervising the Express Payroll coordinator, supply ordering and many other functions which include staff support.

    Born and raised in Champaign, she is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor's in AG Accounting.

    Deanna enjoys working with the staff and owners helping to solve problems and find solutions to any issues that arise. She enjoys how the company feels like a family and looks forward to helping the owners to continue to grow their business.

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    Jordan Smith 2021 - 1
    Jordan Smith

    Key Accounts Specialist

    Jordan joined Express, taking on the role of Key Account Specialist. She to manages 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.

    Hailing from Rantoul, IL, Jordan received her associate's degree in Allied Health from Robert Morris University in Springfield and is currently pursuing her bachelor's in Business Administration. On her off-days she enjoys playing, watching, and coaching sports, taking her 4-wheeler around different areas, and spending time with her kids.

    Jordan is full of energy and kindness and brings that to work every day. Her favorite part about working at Express is being able to contribute that attitude to her work environment and share the dedication of her team. 

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    Jorge Dorado

    Key Accounts Specialist

    Jorge Dorado joined the Express family as a Key Account Specialist. He manages 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 Zacatecas, Tlaltenango, Mexico, and studied Business Management at Parkland College in Champaign. A former chef, Jorge enjoys cooking as well as remodeling homes.

    Jorge has a disposition for helping others and picks up new skills quickly. His favorite part about working at Express is being able to contribute to the positivity and non-stop motivation that has become tenet in our culture!

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    Kristina Bletscher

    Payroll Specialist

    Kristina joined the Express team as a Payroll Specialist, helping ensure that our associates are paid on time and correctly, and that billing is consistent and accurate. She is the go-to for any payroll related questions and troubleshooting but is never hesitant to lend a hand wherever she is needed.

    Originally from St. Joseph, IL, Kristina is pursuing a degree in Special Education from Eastern Illinois University. In her spare time, she enjoys thrift shopping and crafts - that is when she's not volunteering with CU at Home or working her other job as a full time Mom.

    Kristina is a team player who prides herself on never making the same mistake twice. Her favorite part about working at Express is the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment where there is always something to learn! 

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    Mike Vanantwerp 2021 - 1
    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 Church
    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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    Ryan Cole 2021 - 1
    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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    Stephanie Schoemperlen

    Assistant Controller

    Stephanie joined the Express family as our Assistant Controller, assisting with accounts payable, bank reconciliations, credit card reconciliations, payroll for the corporate staff, Express Payroll, supply ordering and many other functions which include staff support.

    Originally from Panama City, FL, Stephanie received her bachelor's in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating, traveling, and going to hockey games.

    Stephanie is calm, cool, and always focused on the task at hand. Her favorite part about working at Express is being part of an organization that is positive, fast paced, and growing rapidly!

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    Taylor Speich 2021 - 1
    Taylor Speich

    Recruiter

    Taylor joined Express as a critical addition to our Intake Center as a Recruiting Specialist. She has been key to expanding our social media presence and increasing our outreach, and has since moved to the front office to help placing candidates as an Employment Specialist.

    Originally from Catlin, IL, Taylor is currently attending Parkland College to pursue a degree in Human Resources. Once she graduates, she plans on applying her knowledge to continue developing within Express. Her ultimate goal is to reach and help as many people as she can.

    In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her one-year-old daughter, they enjoy playing music and watching Blue's Clues. Her favorite part about working at Express is being able to contribute to the positive atmosphere and all the opportunities that come along with being a part of our team. 

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    From matching job seekers to the right jobs to ensuring the needs of our clients are met, every member of our Express team is committed to helping people find great jobs and helping clients find great people. View some of the internal job openings Express has currently has available and if you think you have what it takes to join our team, apply today!

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