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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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    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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    Brittney Compton
    Brittney Compton

    Onsite Coordinator

    Brittney was born in Mooresville, grew up in Franklin, and is now living in the Greenwood area with her three children, fiancé, and two cats. She is currently enrolled in WGU and is working towards a degree in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the Express team, she worked as an Order Entry associate for 4 years for a local company. Outside of work, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

    "Searching for a job can be a very stressful task and I am excited that I get to help alleviate some of that stress and help people find a job that they will love!"


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    Angelina Browne - Recruiting Coordinator, Express Employment Indy South, Indianapolis Express Staff
    Angelina Browne

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Angelina was born in Chicago and grew up in North Vernon! She attended Harrison College where she studied Surgical Technology. Prior to Express, Angelina worked at the Stacked Pickle for five years and has been active in the Army National Guard for the last two and a half! Outside of work, she enjoys working around the yard, playing tennis, euchre, reading, and spending time with her family. Oh, and hanging with her kitten Georgie! 

    Angelina said, "I am excited to work at Express because I have always had a passion for helping people and seeing others grow as individuals means a lot to me. Her favorite quote is, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalms 139:14)

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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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    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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    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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