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

    Director of Operations

    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 and 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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    Blake Williams - Express Employment Headshot, Marketing Coordinator - Sized
    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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    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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    Anna Kruger
    Anna Kruger

    Employment Specialist - Administrative Staffing

    Anna was born and raised in nearby Scipio, Indiana.  In 2009, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Choral and Instrumental Music Education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She then moved to the Columbus, Indiana area where she currently resides with her husband, Geoffrey, and their two dogs. Before coming to Express, Anna worked as a General Manager for a local restaurant and has years of customer service experience.

    "I feel blessed to be working for Express!  I'm most looking forward to helping people find employment with local companies so they can experience mutual success."

     

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    Nikki Perkins, Columbus, Employment Specialist
    Nikki Perkins

    Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

    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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    Amber
    Amber Hughey

    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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    Brianna Stroup, Front Office Coordinator, FOC
    Brianna Stroup

    Front Office Coordinator

    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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    Victoria, Website, Recruiting Coordinator
    Tori Emerson

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Tori, born and raised in Greenwood, recently graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Human Resource Management. While at Purdue, she worked as the student HR manager for one of the campus dining courts for all four years. Tori is currently engaged and getting married in November. She said a good chunk of her time is currently going into wedding planning, but outside of the wedding and work, Tori enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her family and five miniature dachshunds.

    When asked about why Express, Tori said, "I love HR and helping people find a job that suites them. I love knowing that what I'm doing is helping someone put food on the table for themselves and/or their family. I enjoy getting to talk to different people throughout the day and hear everyone's unique story. We get people from all walks of life into our office and it's so interesting to hear everyone's background." 

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    Mikayla Esslinger Columbus Staff
    Mikayla Esslinger

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Mikayla, born in Hawaii, moved to Greenwood when she was four and has lived here ever since. Most recently, she worked at The Stacked Pickle for the last four years and is a ballet teacher at Le Rose Dance Academy. Her and her boyfriend have two fur babies- Finn & Bear! Outside of work, Mikayla loves to dance (ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, ballroom, and more). She has been a dancer since she was three years old and started teaching dance when she was 14. When she isn't working or dancing, she loves to travel and plans on visiting all 50 states.

    When asked about Express, Mikayla said, "I am super excited to start my journey with express because helping people better themselves is a truly rewarding profession. There is no better feeling than starting at a new job, knowing you have accomplished something, even when you felt it might be impossible."

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    Dwayne Eubanks, Recruiting Coordinator, Website Headshot
    Dwayne Eubanks

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Dwayne, born and raised in Louisville, graduated from Hanover College in 2013 where he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and minored in Communication and Philosophy. While at Hanover, he also played three sports (basketball, football, and track)! Prior to Express, Dwayne spent the last five years as an Onsite Coordinator and Data Compliance Supervisor. Outside of work, Dwayne enjoys traveling, writing, sports, playing cards, and spending time with his girlfriend, two boys, and their German Rottweiler.

    When asked about working for Express, Dwayne said, "I am most excited to work with and learn from a great group of colleagues who possess a great deal of knowledge and leadership." 

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    Alyssa Jones, Recruiting Coordinator, Website Headshot
    Alyssa Jones

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Alyssa grew up in a small town in Virginia and then moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she graduated high school. In 2013, she moved to Indiana where she got her bachelor's degree in Communication at IUPUI- go jags! Since moving here, Alyssa has been a server / server trainer at Cracker Barrel and continues to still work there part-time. Outside of work, Alyssa loves spending time with her family, nature hikes, reading, cooking, and discovering different types of wines and craft beers through local wine tastings and breweries. She also has a cat named Quila (Tequila).

    When asked about working for Express, Alyssa said, "I have always wanted a career in which I am truly making a difference and helping others. We were put on this Earth to love and help one another, and I believe Express does that. It feels great to be with a company that truly cares about its associates and community!"

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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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