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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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    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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    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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    Ashley Hammersley
    Ashley Hammersley

    Certified Professional Recruiter- Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics

    Ashley grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but currently lives just south of Indianapolis. She is a 2012 graduate of IUPUI with her Bachelors degree in Marketing and Finance. Prior to running the Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics desk,  Ashley's held the titles of Marketing and Recruiting Intern and the Employment Specialist in Administrative Staffing. In her spare time, Ashley enjoy spending time with her dog!

    Hammersley says "I am excited for the opportunity to help a new office grow, as well as working with new clients in this area to help them find quality and skilled employees!"

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    Becky Olsen_Columbus Employment Specialist
    Becky Olsen

    Employment Specialist

    Becky, born and raised in Seymour, received her bachelor's degree from IUPUI in marketing, management, and logistics along with her master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan in Business Management. She most recently worked in the staffing industry as an on-site manager. Prior to that, she worked in retail management for 15 years. Outside of work, she loves crafting. Becky and her husband Erik have 8 kids and 10 dogs (7 are puppies), talk about a full house! Becky said, "My children inspire me to be a better person, work harder, and strive to make a better life for them." Her favorite quote is, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

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    Nikki Perkins, Employment Specialist, Resized
    Nikki Perkins

    Employment Specialist

    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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    Brittney Compton
    Brittney Compton

    Recruiting 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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    Sarah Hoover, Recruiting Coordinator, Express Employment Indy South -
    Sarah Hoover

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Meet Sarah Hoover; Our newest Recruiting Coordinator!  

    Sarah was born in Tennessee, but raised a Hoosier! She earned her associate's degree from Ball State University before moving to Orlando where she earned a certificate from UCF in Nonprofit Management. Sarah worked at Walt Disney World after college and was there for almost four years. She said, "It was a dream come true!" When she moved back to Indiana, she worked for the YMCA and most recently Southwest Airlines. Working for an airline and traveling the world was another dream of hers! While at Southwest, she met her boyfriend who she now has two dogs with. Outside of work, Sarah loves traveling and exploring new cities. She currently lives downtown and loves biking around the city, trying new restaurants and visiting local breweries/distilleries. She's also a certified scuba instructor and loves anything involving water & teaching.  

    Sarah said, "I have wanted to work in the field of recruiting/staffing for a very long time as I love helping people and want to help as many people as possible find jobs that make them feel fulfilled! I have always been one to go after my dreams and goals and I feel fortunate that I found this position as I transition into a Human Resources career." Sarah's favorite quote is, "If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney 

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

    Recruiting Coordinator

    Bio coming soon

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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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    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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