Our Team

  • Market Leaders

    Jessica Gillikin

    Memphis Southeast Market Leader

    Jessica joined Express in April of 2016. She started out as a FOC, moved up to a staffing consultant, and now has become the Market Leader and Business Developer for our Memphis SE location. In 2020, she ranked as the TOP 2 Sales Rep out of 850 Express offices. The thing she loves most about working for Express is seeing how much we truly impact and help people better their lives. Jessica lives by two simple rules. Be better than you were yesterday. One person can make a difference, be that person.

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    Rance Johnson

    Desoto County and Memphis Southwest Market Leader

    Rance enjoys working for Express because we help people find jobs. We also give back to the community with major charity events. His hobbies include going to the gym and spending quality time with his family.

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  • Business Development

    Christina Shelton – Christina joined the Desoto and Memphis SW offices in October 2021 as a business developer manager. She connects with companies in the area to provide workforce solutions to their company needs. She is a force of nature. She proactively connects with others and builds relationships to help companies succeed. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her caring and positive attitude make everyone around her very happy. 

    DeAndre Johnson – DeAndre join Express team as a business developer manager for Memphis SE office. He graduated from The University of Memphis with a bachelor's in Computer Engineering and a minor in Marketing Management. He used to play professional basketball in Barcelona, Spain. In his free time, he likes to travel, web designing, and network marketing.

    Employment Specialists

    Cherie Black  Cherie joined the Desoto office in May of 2021. She works in the industrial division helping candidates find employment in great companies. Her tenacity and her approachable attitude make candidates feel welcomed. She enjoys helping people find good jobs. She graduated from Freed Hardeman University. Her hobbies are spending time with her family, going to the gym, and singing/writing.

    Tim Williams – Tim became part of the Express Desoto office in August of 2021. As a Recruitment Specialist, he works hard to match candidates with great companies. His kind and approachable demeanor make every candidate and associate feel welcomed and most importantly, listened. He enjoys helping others and takes great care of the people around him. 

    Lakisha Ivey – Lakisha started working with Express Desoto County in June 2022. She has a pet dog named Benji and 2 kids who keep her going every day. In her free time, Lakisha enjoys sitting by the lake and relax with a cup of tea and a good book. 

    Brandi Cole – Brandi joined the Southwest Express team in August of 2022. She has more than 2 years of experience in staffing. In her free time, she enjoys meeting new people and spending time with her family. She is passionate about helping people to find the perfect job.

    Office Services Employment Specialists

    Jeremy Wright – Originally from Mississippi. He joined Desoto team in March of 2022 as a Senior Office Services Employment Specialist. With over 5 years of experience in Management and Customer service, Jeremy formed the Office Services team and is leading them to the success. In his free time, he enjoys singing and listening to music.

    Levar Beckham Levar joined our DeSoto office in September of 2020 as an Office Services Employment Specialist. He relocated to Mississippi, from The Great State of Texas, about a year prior. He has a passion for holistic nutrition, history, and the great outdoors. 

    Recruiting Specialist

    Silvia Herrera – Originally from Mexico, Silvia joined Express Desoto team in October 2022 with over than 10 years of experience as a recruiting specialist. Tennis and Soccer is her favorite sport. In her free time, Silvia enjoys cooking and spending her time with 3 of her sons.

    Shalonda Grant – Shalonda joined Memphis Southwest team in May 2020 as an on-site Retentionist. She enjoys helping people. Music is her escape from the world. She is dedicated to helping the FedEx Hub

    Chasity Fleming – Chasity Join Desoto office in October 2022 as a recruiting specialist. She graduated from university of Cincinati with a bachelor in Theater Arts. Chasity have more than 10 years' experience in customer service, healthcare, insurance, sales, and beauty. She is passionate to put a smile on one's face, helping everyone and make a difference in their live. In her free time, Chasity enjoys binge watching her favorite tv shows and playing video games. 

    Media Relations

    Logan Day  – Logan is our newest hire, joining our team at the beginning of January. Originally from Memphis, Logan moved to Oxford to attend the University of Mississippi and get a degree in Journalism and New Media in 2021. He enjoys all things sports and his hobbies include SCUBA diving, Photography, and Video Games. Nothing brings Logan happiness like meeting new people and helping them to the best of his abilities.

    Retention Specialists

    Angeles Valdez – A bilingual retention specialist, Angeles works as an On-Site/Retention Specialist at FedEx Supply Chain in Olive Branch, MS since February of 2022. She loves working for Express and she admires the company's values: Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Diversity, impacting companies each day and helping each associate become successful.

    Kristin Peters – Kristin joined the Memphis Southwest office in May 2021. She has worked in the admin field for the last 5 years. Kristin is a strong believer in creating a beautiful experience wherever she goes. You will never have a dull moment when she is in the room. 

    Denzel Howard  Denzel joined the Desoto office in November. He's a Retention Specialist at PFS Web and enjoys building rapport with both associates and clients. His hobbies include playing basketball, hiking, and spending time with his dogs.

    Front Office Coordinators

    Cassandra Craig – Originally from Shelby, Mississippi. Cassandra joined Express Desoto team in August of 2022 as a front office coordinator. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 3 daughters. Cassandra is enthusiast in makeup and cosmetics.

    Dianela Rios – Dianela joins Memphis Southeast team in October 2022 as a front office coordinator. She is originally from Venezuela, where she studied Nursing and Psychology and was also working as an English teacher. Dianela love helping people especially when there is a language barrier. Dancing and watching Sci-Fi movie is some of her favorite hobbies to do on her free time.

    Payroll and Administration

    Nathalie Russell  Originally from New York, Nathalie joined the Express team after many years of experience in HR, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. She is the leader of our payroll and administration division. She has taken charge of overseeing payroll processing, billing, and invoicing, as well as accounts consolidation and aging. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and listening to music.

    Jasmin Delgado – From Byhalia, Mississippi. Jasmin has been with Express since June 2021. Currently studying veterinary technology at the Northwest DeSoto campus. She handles data entry for the payroll department

    Training and Development

    Chasity McWhirter – Chasity joined the whole Express team in February of 2022. She takes care of the training and development of all new and existing team members for the Memphis SE, Memphis SW, and Desoto offices. Chasity enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling around the world.