• Meet The Owner

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    Melissa Elliott and Brad Latham


    Melissa opened the Covington Express office in April of 2001 with two other people.  Her goal was and is to provide the best staffing services in the Greater New Orleans area.  The Covington office with its top performing team has been an Express Circle of Excellence office since 2005.  Most of those years the office has been a Bronze or Silver performing office.  In addition, this office is usually ranked amongst Express's top 10% of its 825 offices across the USA, Canada, and South Africa.


    Melissa has been invested in the North Shore community for years.  Melissa graduated with a B.S. in Finance from the University of New Orleans.  She started her banking career in New Orleans.  She worked for Hibernia National Bank for 13 years.  On the North Shore for Hibernia, she grew a portfolio of commercial loans from $5 million to $33 million in 3 years.  Later she was recruited to a North Shore community bank, Parish National, where she developed and handled commercial and real estate loan clients.


    Brad's Alma Mater is Southeastern Louisiana University where he was on the track team and was a performance leader for that team winning many races.  Brad worked in the environmental industry consulting for private industry in Baton Rouge for over 30 years.  His last few years were spent as the District Manager for Entec's Baton Rouge operation which was later purchased by a California company, Montrose.  Brad has much knowledge of industry and safety.  Brad joined Melissa at Express after they were married in 2015.


    Melissa is passionate about the North Shore Community where she has served several organizations:  the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, the Board of Christ Episcopal School, the Board of the Northshore Society for Human Resource Management, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation Investor Board and was the Public Relations Chair of the Junior League of Greater Covington to name a few.  Melissa graduated from Leadership St. Tammany West in 1997 and from Express's Leadership Academy in 2017. 


    Melissa was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Human Capital Advisory Board 2016-2019.


    Brad and Melissa are passionate about their church and the work it does in the parish.  They also truly enjoy their rural home in beautiful north St. Tammany parish, traveling to visit their adult children and for vacations and attending musical concerts.  Brad enjoys cooking.


    Brad and Melissa are truly inspired by Express's mission of helping people - both, company clients to find good people and people to find work at good clients!   Our local mission is:  Impacting Lives One Job at a Time.   We believe in servant leadership. 


    Brad and Melissa attribute the success in Covington to the dedication and hard work of their staff.  Since they started in 2001, Express Covington has placed over 13,000 people in jobs.  Express offers commercial/industrial, administrative and professional associates/candidates.


    Email Melissa Elliott and Brad Latham