• Brooke Jordan - 2021 (1)
    Brooke Jordan

    Operations Manager

    Brooke started with Express as a Recruiter, before becoming an Operations Manager in our Danville office, and settling in as the Operations Manager for the Champaign office. She works with clients, associates, and the internal teams to manage all aspects of the day-to-day operation and ensure that the needs of everyone she interacts with are taken care of.

    Originally from West Lafayette, IN, Brooke has moved around several offices and worn many different hats. In her spare time, she works her second job as a full time Mom and enjoys both watching and playing sports.

    Brooke is a model for everyone who comes to work at Express, not only in Champaign, but across the company. Her favorite part about working at Express is the opportunity to provide hope and opportunities to local communities. She takes great pride in also being able to mentor her team in matters both personal and professional - considering everyone that works at Express as not only peers, but family.  

     

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    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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    Gordon Hieb
    Gordon Hieb

    Managing Director of SRG

    Gordon started as an executive recruiter for the Specialized Recruiting Group focusing on accounting and finance. Since then he has risen to the position of Managing Director for the SRG team. While still recruiting and placing qualified candidates, he also leads a team of dedicated Executive Recruiters focused on finding highly qualified candidates and placing them in fulfilling jobs.  

    Originally from Sedro Woolley, Washington, Gordon served a distinguish career in the Marine Corps before joining our team. He attained his bachelor's degree from Liberty University with a focus on Business Administration, Human Resources and Life Coaching. His favorite part about working at Express is assisting those highly qualified professionals in the community find lucrative career opportunities.

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    Parker Perrero 2021
    Parker Perrero

    Rantoul Branch Manager

    Parker became part of Express Employment as an On-Site Manager where he would utilize his skills daily with clients by processing payroll, interviewing, assisting with training, and developing associates. Since, Parker has been promoted to the Manager of our Rantoul Office.

    Originally from Fisher, IL, Parker attended Monmouth College to pursue a degree in Exercise Science and Business Administration. In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing sports, and spending time with his friends and family.

    Parker enjoys being able to help hard working associates find fulltime jobs along with listening and giving employment advice to help them succeed in their careers. His favorite part about working at Express is being able to provide world class service to associates and businesses alike. 

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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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    Alexx Brewer 2021 - 1
    Alexxander Brewer

    Employment Specialist

    Alexx joined Express as the Front Office Coordinator. His enthusiasm and desire to learn and help quickly earned him a position as an Employment Specialist - helping put the community to work.

    Originally from Long Beach, California, Alexx grew up in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He received his associates in Arts and an occupational certificate in Therapeutic Massage from Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois and intends to pursue his bachelor's degree in Criminal Psychology.

    He enjoys applying the same passion that he has as a musician, athlete, and outdoorsman toward his work at Express. His favorite part of working at Express is the mutual drive shared by his team and contributing to that in any way he can!

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    Antonio Webster 2021  - 1
    Antonio Webster

    Recruiting Specialist

    Antonio joined Express as a member of the newly formed Intake Center as a Recruiting Specialist. He has since been pivotal in defining the role of a Recruiting Specialist and helping identify qualified candidates to put our community to work.

    Originally from Matteson, IL, Antonio earned his bachelor's degree in Community Health with a concentration in Health Administration and Planning from the University of Illinois. He is an avid music producer and spends his free time engineering music as well as watching massive amounts of Movies and TV.

    Without a doubt, Antonio's favorite part of working at Express is his team. He is happy to be a part of a team with diverse backgrounds that can focus on the mission and achieve results. 

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    Bernarda Alrae 2021 - 1
    Bernarda Al Rae

    Recruiting Specialist

    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

    Recruiting Specialist

    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.

    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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    Chloe Alkire 2021 - 1
    Chloe Alkire

    Employment Specialist

    Chloe started at Express as a Front Office Coordinator but never saw herself staying in just one position. Eager to learn everything she could, she quickly took the reins on several projects and became an Employment Specialist, ensuring that qualified candidates get connected with quality jobs in our community. 

    Originally from Hoopeston, IL, Chloe pursued a degree in Nursing from Purdue where she also played collegiate softball. She enjoys spending her spare time learning new skills and working her other job as a full time Mom. 

    Chloe is never afraid of a challenge and can talk to anyone and everyone. Her favorite part about working at Express is that each day presents a new opportunity to prove what she is capable of and continue to grow both professionally and personally. 

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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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    Danielle Reed 2021 - 1
    Danielle Reed

    Executive Recruiter - Accounting and Finance (SRG)

    Danielle became part of Express as a Recruiting Specialist. From there she became our payroll Specialist before rising to become an Executive Administrative Recruiter where she recruits and interviews candidates for skilled Accounting and Finance positions. 

    Originally from Mahomet, IL, Danielle is currently enrolled at Eastern Illinois University studying Organizational and Professional Development. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, watching movies, and spending time with her family. 

    Danielle is a vibrant person with an unmatched passion for the things she cares about. Her favorite part about working with Express is being able to use that passion to help people from all walks of life find success of their own. 

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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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    Erin Patrick 2021 - 1
    Erin Patrick

    Employment Specialist

    Erin Patrick joined the Express family as an Administrative Staffing Recruiter. In her time here she has held several roles and shined in all of them. She now works as an Employment Specialist, specializing in our skilled industrial division.

    Originally from Champaign, IL, Erin has a propensity for problem solving. In her spare time she enjoys putting together puzzles and spending time with her family. 

    Whether the challenge comes on or off the clock, Erin approaches it with a tenacity and dedication and always sees things through. Her favorite part about working at Express is being able to use that skillset to help associates and businesses succeed in her hometown. 

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    Godson Raheem 2021 - 1
    Godson "Goddy" Raheem

    Recruiting Specialist

    Godson started as a Front Office Coordinator for Express before working his way into a position as an Employment Specialist. Currently he is a jack of all trades - filling in the gaps wherever he sees them and providing support wherever he can.  

    Hailing from Chicago, IL, Goddy received his bachelor's degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing a master's in Human Resources and Labor Relations. In his spare time, Goddy collects Jordan's and enjoys his favorite meal: Chicken Wings.

    Persistent in his goals, and unwilling to accept failure, Godson challenges himself to do his best day in and day out. His favorite part of working at Express is that he has the opportunity to work on a likeminded team and with owners that push him to bring out his best daily. 

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    Hannah Spaulding 2021 - 2
    Hannah Spaulding

    Recruiting Specialist

    Hannah joined the Express family during the formation of the Intake Center as a Recruiting Specialist and brought an unparalleled excitement to learn and drive to improve. After only a few short weeks, she proved herself capable of not only performing the role, but continuing to develop it, and took her talents to the Rantoul office.

    Originally from Fisher, IL, her background in manufacturing made her a great fit and she hit the ground running - coincidentally one of her favorite hobbies! She also enjoys hiking and adventuring outdoors, going to the gym, and spending time with her family.

    Hannah has found a parallel path with personal growth and that of Express and embraces the challenges that her role brings her daily. Her favorite part about working at Express is the strong relationship she has with her team and the opportunity she has to impact lives and help our associates succeed! 

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    Jessica Marriott 2021 - 1
    Jessica Marriott

    Executive Recruiter - Office Services (SRG)

    Jessi started at Express in the newly formed Intake Center as a Recruiting Specialist, but with her experience and proficiency in learning new skills, she soon found herself heading up the Office Services department of SRG as an Executive Recruiter.

    Originally from Alvin, IL, Jessi received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University before going on to complete her master's in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University. In her spare time, Jessi volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys kiteboarding and spending time with her children.

    Jessi is bright in both intellect and personality, and genuinely looks to make an impact on her teammates and associates. Her favorite part about working at Express is that she has the opportunity to help people find a career and begin a new chapter in their life. 

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    Jordan King 2019
    Jordan King

    Executive Recruiter - Skilled Industrial (SRG)

    Jordan King started with Express Employment Professionals as an Administrative Employment Specialist. He quickly showed a talent for working with trade associates and was moved over to Skilled Trade Recruiting. He works to recruit qualified candidates for skilled positions and help local business maximize their potential.

    Originally from Danville, IL, Jordan graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's in Business Management. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys taking on projects around the house. He is also a talented golfer and enjoys watching and playing a variety of other sports.

    Jordan's drive and competitive nature make him a great addition to the SRG team. He enjoys streamlining processes to maximize efficiency and will not be outworked. His favorite part about working with Express is connecting qualified candidates with jobs he knows they will succeed in. 

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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 - FINAL
    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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    Katelyn Brockman 2021 - 1
    Katelyn Brockman

    Lead Staffing Consultant

    Katelyn started at Express as an Employment Specialist and has since risen to the role of Lead Staffing Consultant for 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 associate's 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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    Kay Fernandez 2021 -1
    Kay Fernandez

    Administrative Assistant

    Kay Fernandez joined the team as an Administrative Assistant and has quickly proved herself to be crucial to the flow of information in the office. Whether its entering time for payroll, scanning for billing, sending garnishments and unemployment, or whatever other project she is working on, she knocks it out fast and accurately. 

    Originally from Iloilo City, Phillipines, Kay received her bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and studying different languages - namely Japanese and Korean.

    A quick study, Kay is always willing to lend a hand, no matter the task. Her favorite part about working for Express is the teamwork that everyone puts at the forefront of their day to day job. 

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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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    Patricia Barker 2021 - 1
    Patricia Barker

    Payroll Specialist

    Patricia joined the Express family 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 Chicago, IL, Patricia studied Science at Prairie State College, received her cosmetology license from John Amico Design, and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Marketing. In her spare time, she likes to do hair and makeup, exercise, and listen to motivational presentations on YouTube.

    Patricia's willingness to help and learn new roles makes her a valuable team player. Her favorite part about working at Express is that opportunities to help associates and improve individually are limitless. 

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    Qkeomi Clemmon 2021 - 1
    Qkeomi "QK" Clemmons

    Lead Staffing Consultant

    Qkeomi Clemmons joined the Express family as a Recruiting Specialist, also helping with marketing. He worked his way into the role of an Employment Specialist, and has since been promoted to Lead Staffing Consultant. 

    Originally from Indianola, Mississippi, QK went to college at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, where he studied sociology and anthropology, and played collegiate football. He is currently attending Abilene Christian University to pursue a degree in Communications. 

    QK's move from marketing to Employment specialist was in an effort to increase his impact in the community. A natural leader with a servant's heart, QK's favorite part about working at Express is the ability it grants him to touch and improve lives in his community. 

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    Robert White 2021 - 1
    Robert White

    Employment Specialist

    Robert joined Express as an Employment Specialist, recruiting for full and part time positions, interviewing, and following up with associates and clients, and helping people better their lives.

    Originally from Lebanon, IL, Rob studied English at Eastern Illinois University. He also achieved advanced degrees in Paternal Humor (Dad Jokes) which he applies to his work daily. In addition to being a father of three, Rob is an avid sports fan, enjoys bicycling, golfing, reading, and gives back to his community through a fraternal organization.

    Rob is lighthearted and fun to be around, but when it comes time to work, he always shows up. His favorite part about working at Express is the opportunity to invest in his community and others the same way that the owners have invested in him and the Express family.  

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    Rocio Figueroa - 2021 - 1
    Rocio Figueroa

    Employment Specialist

    Rocio started with Express as a Recruiting Specialist. In addition to conducting interviews on the phone and in person, in both English and Spanish, she also works closely with associates to make sure that all their needs are met.

    Originally from Tamaulipas, Mexico, she is currenting attending Parkland College and studying for her associates in Business Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and spending her hard-earned money.

    Rocio loves working with great people who become family for a short period of time. Her favorite part about working at Express is that she is constantly learning new things, finding ways to improve, and most importantly building relationships with associates and clients. 

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    Ryan Church
    Ryan Church

    Recruiting Specialist

    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

    Employment Specialist

    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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    Traci Osby
    Traci Osby

    Employment Specialist

    Traci Osby started at Express as a Front Office Coordinator. Since then, she has become an Employment Specialist - recruiting for full and part time positions, interviewing and following up with associates and clients, and helping people better their lives.

    Originally from Urbana, IL, Traci attended Robert Morris University in Springfield, IL, and received a bachelor's degree in Applied Science. In addition to being a Recruiter, Traci is also a Sunday school teacher at Solid Rock, a volunteer at Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and a basketball coach at Rantoul Township High School. In her spare time, she plays volleyball and likes to go to the gym and spends time with her family.   

    Traci is no stranger to going above and beyond and she is always willing to go the extra mile to help her associates be successful. Her favorite part about working with Express is being able to develop real and lasting relationships with the people she helps find jobs, and those who hire them. 

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