Meet Our Team

  • Meet Our Team



    Lori Gajdzik | Branch Manager

    Lori rejoined the Express team in October 2016.  She comes to us with over 15 years of staffing experience.  Lori holds a B.A. in Journalism from Valparaiso University.  In her spare time, she likes cheering for the Green Bay Packers and her sons’ high school hockey teams.  


    Barb Billimack | Quality Supervisor - Light Industrial Division

    Barb joined Express in February 2017. She has been working in workforce development for the past ten years, prior to that she worked with foster children and licensed foster homes. Barb is a Certified Workforce Development Professional and graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She volunteers her time with the high school hockey club as the Vice President/Registrar/Team Manager. She is an avid hockey fan and also enjoys playing on two recreational hockey teams out of Crystal Lake.

    Heather Murphy

    Heather Murphy | Risk Manager

    Heather has been with our team almost from the beginning. She worked at our office from 2005 to 2010, then she took a 4-year hiatus and came back to us in 2014. She has always worked in accounting and her aptitude for numbers makes her the perfect person to take care of our finances. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her kids, run, and workout. Like many people in our office, Heather is a huge Blackhawks fan and enjoys watching hockey.

    Kelly G.

    Kelly Gillespie | Business Developer

    Kelly has been with Express since January 2012. Before she became our sales shark she worked as a Project Administrator at Prater, an Executive Assistant at AT&T and as a Marketing Consultant at Coverall. There she generated over $300,000 in new business revenue for the Chicago Regional Support Center. Kelly holds an Associate’s degree from the College of DuPage. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends, preferably over good food and wine.

    Matt Giebel

    Matt Giebel | Skilled Trades & Engineering Specialist

    Matt started working at Express in March 2014. He works in the Certified Professional Staffing Division, where he recruits for professional positions in both the Skilled Trades and Engineering areas. Matt has a Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a Master’s degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California. Before Matt joined the Express team he performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In his spare time Matt likes to read and watch football.



    Tiffany Mitsven | Finance, Accounting, Sales & Human Resources Specialist

    Tiffany joined our team in October of 2016.  She holds a B.A. in Communications with a Minor in Spanish from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.  Tiffany has always been passionate about helping others and prides herself on being a lifelong learner.  She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where she served teaching English as a Second Language in the Kyrgyz Republic.  Most recently she comes to us with a background in Fitness Management, Sales and Advertising.  In her free time she enjoys teaching Group Fitness classes and spending time with her family.

    Amy Rudd

    Amy Rudd | Administrative Staffing Consultant

    Amy joined the Express team in June 2017. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University. Before teaching, Amy was a recruiter and trainer for retail management. She is the proud mom of a son in middle school. Some of Amy’s favorite things to do are cooking, making jewelry, and playing games. 

    Katie Kelter

    Katie Kelter | Skilled Trades & Engineering Specialist 

    Katie started working at Express in November 2017. She works in the Certified Professional Staffing division, where she recruits for professional positions in both the Skilled Trades and Engineering areas. Katie has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from North Central College and has 5+ years of leadership experience. In her spare time Katie likes to read and spend time with family & friends. 



    Emily Henning | Lead Staffing Consultant - Trainer

    Emily started working at Express in September 2014. Before she became a Light Industrial Staffing Consultant, she worked as a receptionist and a bartender & server. Emily holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Iowa, and is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time she likes to find new shows to watch on Netflix, and go bowling with her friends.




    Mallory Kennedy | Onsite Manager

    Mallory came to Express in June 2016. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Augustana College. Before Mallory joined the Express team, she worked as a Child Welfare Specialist and as the Director of Individual Giving for a national nonprofit organization. In her spare time Mallory coaches club volleyball and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


    Maria Khan | Onsite Manager

    Maria started her career in the staffing world right after high school, as a receptionist, for a staffing company.  She now has over 10 years of staffing experience. Maria is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continuing her education at Mchenry County College.  In her spare time, Maria likes to spend time with her my kids and loves to volunteer time to her church and community.  


    Mariah Babjak | Staffing Consultant

    Mariah came to Express in November 2015.  Before becoming a Staffing Consultant and then Onsite Manager, she spent 6 years as an assistant store manager in retail. She is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continuing her education at Columbia College of Missouri for her Bachelor’s Degree. In her spare time she likes to read, exercise and hang out with her two sons. 



    Alison Knecht | Staffing Consultant

    Alison has been with Express since December 2016. She hold a Master's degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University. Prior to becoming our Inquiry Call Queen, Alison worked in property management. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her family and friends, and enjoys traveling as often as possible. Alison is a huge Chicago sports fan: Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears... you name it.


    Kristine Militante | Staffing Consultant

    Kristine is one of our Light Industrial Staffing Consultants since August 2017. She has her teaching degree in early childhood and is going back to further her education in business. Kristine is a professional photographer for Chicagoland theaters. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her two boys, going to theatre productions, and exercising.

    Suzie Koivun

    Suzie Koivun | Executive Administrative Assistant

    After joining Express Pros temporarily in the summer, Suzie became a full-time member of the Express team as Terri’s Executive Assistant in October 2017.  She comes to us with over a decade of experience in customer service, education, sales, and a variety of administrative roles. Suzie graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in both English and Linguistics. In her spare time, Suzie enjoys photography, spending time with her family. Sports are a big part of her life as well, she enjoys cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks & Cubs, and playing softball with the vintage WWII Girls Baseball Living History League as a member of the Rockford Peaches.


    Erin Leetzow | Onsite Coordinator

    Erin has been part of our team since March 2015. She is in process of getting her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Cardinal Stritch University.  She enjoys hanging out with friends, photography, and traveling. 


    Becca Pearson | Onsite Coordinator / Payroll Assistant

    Becca joined the Express team in April 2017 as an Onboarding Coordinator. Before becoming an Onboarding Coordinator with Express, Becca worked at Family Video for six years. She found her passion of wanting to help others through her work in customer service and retail. Becca loves that she gets to help people every day, and that is her favorite part of the job.


    Zach Coel | Onboarding Coordinator

    Zach is one of our three Onboading Coordinators and joined Express in April 2017. Previous to becoming a member of the Express family he worked maintenance at Whisper Creek Golf Course. Zach graduated from Cornerstone University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. While in college he was an athlete and he loves anything sports related. Zach fishes, golfs, and plays baseball and softball in recreational leagues.


    Lisa Yelle | Onboarding Coordinator

    Lisa joined the Express team in May of 2017. Before becoming part of the Express family she was a staffing consultant for Professional Staffing Services for the Insurance Industry. Prior to that she was an insurance adjuster at Zurich American Insurance handling commercial claims. In her spare time Lisa enjoys being a figure & hockey instructor at the Crystal Ice House and spending time with her family.


    Barbara Rosenquist | Marketing Communications Coordinator

    Barbara joined the Express family in November 2014 and transferred to our office in March 2015. She graduated from the University of Trier, Germany, with a Master’s degree in Media & Cultural Sociology in January 2014. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and English Language & Linguistics. Born and raised in Germany, Barbara moved to the United States in July 2014. She is bilingual German-English and also speaks French. Barbara is a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, drawing, being outdoors, and spending time with friends, her husband, and her 2 dogs.