• Meet Your Express Team - Staffing Office in Indianapolis
  • Lee Wenninger

    Co-Franchise Owner

    Making a difference in peoples' lives is one of the fulfilling aspects of our business. Our employees are able to provide for themselves and their families, our clients are able to grow their businesses, and our communities benefit.

    Lee and Shannon opened Express Employment Professionals of Indy North in November 2005. Setting up shop in the town of Fishers, the couple overtime established the over 15-year-old firm as one of the leading employment agencies in North Indianapolis.

    Background

    Lee and Shannon lived in Chicago for 18 years when Lee received a job offer in Indianapolis. A bit leery, Lee and Shannon ultimately decided to take the chance and relocate. They have since come to love the city of Indianapolis and it's communities.

    Interests

    A general good day off for Lee would consist of some gardening, enjoying the outdoors, reading a good book, and smoking a cigar. If Lee has a trip scheduled on his calendar, he's all set.

    How Others Describe Him

    Funny, reserved, smart, extremely good looking...and did we mention funny?

    Best Skillset

    Taking ideas and making them a reality.

    Favorite Quote

    "Preach constantly; and when necessary, use words"
    - St. Francis

    Fun Fact

    Lee is the only one in his family that can't curl his tongue.

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    Shannon Wenninger

    Co-Franchise Owner

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    Michele Urban

    Director of Operations and Sales

    The most rewarding part of Express is its rich history in Hamilton County, our dynamic and flexible leadership/ownership, and a mission-like approach to staffing that presents the service like a ministry, not just a way to make money.

    Our Director of Operations & Sales, Michele Urban, has over 20 years of Professional Staffing & Recruiting experience in Indiana. Having established a lifelong career in the recruiting and sales fields, focusing on education, private corporations, and staffing/recruiting is no easy feat. We are thrilled to have such a seasoned staffing professional on our team.

    Background

    A California native, Michele spent most of her life in the Midwest due to her father being in the Navy. While in Indiana, she attended Saint Marys College in Notre Dame and earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science & French. Later on, Michele and her son relocated to Indianapolis, where she met her husband and established roots.

    Interests

    Michele enjoys socio-political discourse. Together, she and her husband enjoy watching political documentaries and engaging in healthy philosophical debates about worldwide issues. Michele is also a rabid college football fan.

    How Others Describe Her

    Funny, passionate, smart, hard-working, and giving.

    Best Skillset

    Convincing people to think that I am funny, passionate, smart, hard-working, and giving.

    Favorite Quote

    "Do or Do not. There is no try."
    - Yoda

    Fun Fact

    Michele and her husband have 5 black male rescue cats at home.

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    Lily Wenninger

    Employment Specialist

    "The mission of the organization and the root of what we do means the most to me. To be able to provide others a means to a livelihood and provide support during an incredibly stressful time period like unemployment gives me a real sense of fulfillment."

    As Lee and Shannon's daughter, Lily has always been a part of the Express Indy North team. When she was eight years old, she could be found scanning and shredding documents. In college, Lily worked the front desk, and during her summer breaks from college, she would return as a Recruiter. Mission-driven, empathetic, and light-hearted, Lily is the kind of person and employee who is always seeking opportunities to grow while also taking time to give back to her community.

    Background

    An Indiana native and Indiana University alumni, Lily worked for multiple nonprofits doing development/donor relationship management and program development during her college years. Through these positions, Lily contributed to quite a few causes that she is passionate about, such as women's rights, refugee assistance, and homelessness. As of May 2020, Lily received her Masters of Public Affairs.

    Interests

    Lily loves to cook for others and try new recipes. If she's not cooking, she's binging TV shows or watching comedy specials like John Mulaney, who is her favorite.

    How Others Describe Her

    Supportive, thoughtful, and driven.

    Best Skillset

    Her ability to recruit, screen, and coach valuable talent for our clients.

    Favorite Quote

    "Make a career out of making good things happen to other people!"
    - One of Lily's Mentors

    Fun Fact

    Lily used to own a pet hedgehog.

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