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    Courtney Wright, Business Developer

    Courtney was born and raised in Mattoon, IL.  She graduated from Mattoon High School in 2001; when Courtney has free time she enjoys spending time with her 2 children. Throughout her adulthood she has been a dental assistant for a local dental office and a business development representative for a large local car dealership.  Before coming to work with us she worked in her father’s dental lab for 18 years. Courtney joined the Express Employment team as the Front Office Coordinator in October 2016.  She received certification as a Front Office Coordinator as well as Inside Sales. She was promoted to Staffing Consultant on July 1, 2017. Due to her outgoing personality, her drive, and her commitment to the Express Team, she was promoted to Business Developer as of February 2018.  Her ambition continues to show as she is exceling in her new role. To contact Courtney, please call 217-234-2211 or email Courtney.Wright@ExpressPros.com.


    Kari Jones, Staffing Consultant

    Kari celebrated her two year anniversary with Express Employment Professionals in February 2018. She was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, where she built her career in a number of Customer Service Related roles in the Airline, Environmental Waste Management, and Financial Industries. Additionally, her skillset is rounded out by experience with Territory Development and Sales, Department of Transportation driving logs, Executive Level Case Management, and Collections and Settlement Negotiation.

    She learned the ropes quickly as the Front Office Coordinator at Express, and moved into the Staffing Consultant Role in April 2016, shortly after being hired on in February of the same year. In July 2017, she accepted a role at Express as the Phone Sales Coordinator, where she serves as the liaison between our inside and outside sales teams, ensuring that the right associates are being paired with the right clients. She also helps our outside business team by educating our current clients and prospective clients about the services and resolutions we can provide to any given staffing or talent acquisition need.

    Outside of the staffing industry, Kari is involved in community theatre and debuted her first full length play in Itasca, IL in September 2017. She maintains a blog entitled “Something to Say,” on Word Press, and spends much of her free time volunteering on the Creative Arts Team at The Fields Church in Mattoon, IL. Her additional volunteer efforts include serving on the Board of the Coles County Veterans Support Coalition.

    Call Kari today to set up an appointment with our Business Developers, or to talk to us about a job order our staffing consultants can recruit for. (217-234-2211)