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    Phill Powell, 2018, Director of Operations, Express Employment Professionals, Columbus Staff
    Phill Powell

    Vice President of Operations & Managing Partner

    Phill graduated from Southeastern University in 2001. After five years in leadership at a church, he joined Express Employment Professionals. He started with Express as an Employment Specialist and focused on Administrative staffing. He moved into a leadership role as the Inside Sales Manager and now oversees operations for Indianapolis South and Columbus. Phill is actively involved with  Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

     

    Phill hopes his experience can help make an impact on the Express staff, job seekers, and the businesses we serve.

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    Erin Pardue
    Erin Pardue

    Marketing & Recruitment Manager

    Erin is a proud graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications & Marketing. She started her career in the Marketing department at a local casino where she gained experience in advertising, direct mail, promotions and database management. Erin started with our office in 2012 and manages all Marketing & Recruiting efforts for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, IU basketball and being outdoors. Erin resides in her hometown of Indianapolis with her husband Josh, her daughter Maggie and her dog, (Calbert) Cheaney.

    "I love everything about working for a small business in the Greenwood community. There are so many individuals who need our services and we try to help everyone we can. Connecting strong companies with the employees they need to be successful is very rewarding!" said Pardue.

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    Erin Ricke

    Director of Specialized Recruiting

    Erin has been with the Greenwood office since it opened in 2005. Prior to holding her title of Business Development Specialist, she was the Senior Employment Specialist for the Industrial Team. She graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's focusing in communication. Erin currently resides in Whiteland with her husband and two boys. In her spare time, her family enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching/playing various sports! 

    "I realize losing a job and finding a job can be life changing. It is very rewarding to help an individual who has struggled finding employment, find a great job."

     

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    Emily Bogue
    Emily Bogue

    Business Development Specialist

    Emily is originally from Sheridan, Indiana but currently resides in the Franklin area with her husband and three children. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a minor in French. Prior to Express, she worked for 10 years and retail management/sales for two Fortune 500 companies and the in mortgage industry. Just recently, Emily transitioned from our Senior Employment Specialist to our Business Development Specialist! 

    Emily is excited for her position that Express because, "she loves people!"

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    Blake Williams

    Marketing Coordinator

    Blake is a proud graduate of Franklin College with a degree in Public Relations and Business. After college, he worked at two local radio groups where he gained experience in marketing, sales, and event planning. Blake's responsibilities include digital marketing, media relations, maintaining the website, and event planning for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices. Outside of work, Blake enjoys traveling, attending concerts, biking, and watching basketball. Attending every NBA arena is on his bucket list!     

    "I am most excited to join a family-like workplace and help make a difference in Johnson and Bartholomew County."  

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    Anna Kruger
    Anna Kruger

    Professional Recruiter- Accounting, Professional and Office Services

    Anna was born and raised in nearby Scipio, IN. She graduated from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI where she studied Choral and Instrumental Music Education. Anna started working for Express in May of 2014! She has been an Employment Specialist, Team Lead, and a Professional Recruiter. Outside of work, Anna loves singing and playing music in the community along with being involved in her church. Her favorite places to play are at Athen's Church and the Farmer's Market. She also loves spending time with her husband Geoffrey, their hilarious daughter Ellie, their horse, two dogs, and (too many to count) barn cats. 

     

    When asked about Express, Anna said, "It's the best feeling to make a match between a job seeker and a client. I love hearing from clients how our associates are impacting their business and making a difference, and I love talking with our associates and finding out how their new position matches what they were looking for! I'm inspired by my co-workers because we have a culture where we push one another to be better." Anna's favorite quote is Romans 12:12, "Be joyful in hope." She believes we can still be joyful and trust God even when we are in periods of waiting. Many of the people we meet are in a period of waiting as they're in-between jobs.

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    Amber Hughey

    Professional Recruiter- Engineering, Logistics and Advanced Manufacturing

    Amber was born and raised in Whiteland and is now living in the Martinsville area with her husband, three boys, and two dogs. Prior to joining the Express family, Amber worked as an Account Manager for a Federal Government Re-seller. Outside of work Amber enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her three boys in football, riding motorcycles, and playing with her dogs! Amber mentioned that she is "very excited to help people find employment!"

    Amber is most inspired by the quote "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible.'"- Audrey Hepburn

     

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    Kristen, 2021
    Kristen Krockenberger

    Professional Recruiter- Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing

    Kristen has worked with Express in several different roles in her time with us. She started as a Marketing Intern, then joined us full-time after graduating college as a Marketing Coordinator doing marketing and recruiting for our offices. She left Express for a brief period of time and now we are excited to have her back in this new role.

    Kristen was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from IUPUI's Kelley School of Business. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, attending concerts, and traveling. Traveling to each state at least once is high on her bucket list!

    Kristen says, "I'm most excited about my role at Express because I will have the opportunity to connect with people and help make a difference!"

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    Nikki Perkins, Columbus, Employment Specialist
    Nikki Perkins

    Sr. Employment Specialist- Light Industrial Team

    Nikki is from Edinburgh and received her bachelor's degree from Franklin University in Human Resources. Over the last 18 years, she has worked in Retail Management for multiple companies - from Kids clothing, to home décor, to even underwear. Nikki and her husband have been married for over 7 years and have two daughters, Aria and Lyla. Plus, a 12-year-old cat named Marvin! Outside of work, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family. The majority of her weekends are spent supporting her daughters at dance, cheer, and other activities. She is also a huge sports fan! Favorites: IU, Pacers, Colts, and Reds.  

    Nikki said, "I am excited about working at Express because I love helping people and look forward to helping them find jobs!" Her favorite quote is, "Spread love whenever you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa

     

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    Brianna Stroup

    Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

    Brianna is proudly from the small town of Hope and is currently a junior at IUPUC pursuing her bachelor's degree in Business Management.  Prior to this position, Brianna spent the last five years working retail at the Edinburgh Outlet Mall. She also works at Developmental Services, Inc. where she works with clients who have intellectual disabilities. Outside of work, Brianna loves going to the dirt track with family and friends. She loves the outdoors and any type of racing. She also enjoys volleyball, softball, and hiking!   

    When asked about Express, she said, "I am grateful and excited about the opportunities to come from working here." Her favorite quote is, "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." 

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    Whittney Moore, 2021
    Whittney Moore

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Whittney was born and raised in nearby Edinburgh, IN. She went to Ivy Tech where she graduated with an associate degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to working at Express, Whittney was the Store Manager at Justice where she gained several years of retail management experience. Outside of work, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her boyfriend and their kids.

    Whittney said, "I have always loved working with people and I am excited to make a difference by helping them with their job search." 

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    Kaley Henry

    Part-Time Front Office Coordinator

    Kaley was born and raised here in Columbus, IN. She graduated from Columbus North High School and is currently studying Business at IUPUC. Prior to joining our Express family, Kaley worked as a substitute teacher at a local pre-school. Outside of work, Kaley enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    She said, "I am most excited about working for Express because it is finally a job where I feel like I am a part of the team and I enjoy being able to help people."

    Her favorite quote is, "You have to have the bad days so you can love the good days even more." 

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    Connie Brackett, Payroll Administrator for Express Employment Professionals Columbus, 2018 Columbus Staff
    Connie Brackett

    Payroll Administrator

    Connie was born and raised in Hammond, IN and relocated to the Greenwood area roughly 2.5 years ago. Connie attended Oakland City University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in HR Management and minored in Business. Before joining the Express team, she worked at a Career Center where she held the title of Workforce Specialty, which is very similar to the role of our Employment Specialists. In Connie's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Miniature Dachshund and granddaughter! 


    Connie says what excites her the most about working with Express is that, "she is able help make a difference in people's lives!"

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