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  • Lee Wenninger - Employment Services in Fishers Indiana
    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.

    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.

    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 - Fishers Recruitment Agency
    Shannon Wenninger

    Co-Franchise Owner

    "I have the privilege of helping people and companies become better. Hire a better employee to help businesses grow, find a better job, to build a better life. In addition, I get to lead a team of tremendous professionals every day. "

    Shannon and Lee opened the Express Employment Professionals of Indy North office in November 2005. Physically located in the town of Fishers, the Wenningers have built one of Hamilton County's premier staffing agency, proudly working with local North Indianapolis companies over the past 15 years! 

    As a person, Shannon is reliably honest with herself and others. She holds herself to a high standard and encourages our team and associates to bring their very best every day. Shannon also loves to find opportunity within every problem she faces and always learn a lesson from every mistake. She is filled with gratitude and tries to find the blessing in every action.

    Shannon was born in Helena, Montana, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lived in Chicago, Illinois, before making Indianapolis her home after Lee took a job in the area. Twenty years later, this has been the longest Shannon has lived anywhere. She loves being a Hoosier and living in a community of friendly and grounded people.

    Before becoming the Co-Owner of Express Indy North, Shannon worked for national and international non-profits. She headed the communications and marketing divisions and worked with committees and boards on strategic planning.

    In Shannon's free time, she enjoys cooking, doing anything creative, volunteering at church, and hanging out with her two daughters, Emma and Lily and two fur daughters.

    How Others Describe Her

    Those closest to Shannon would best describe her as someone with a good sense of humor and doesn't take herself too seriously. However, she can go into "mama bear" mode at the flip of a switch!

    Best Skillet

    Listening to comprehend not to respond

    Favorite Quote

    "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
    - Philippians 4:13

    Fun Fact

    Shannon is passionate about animals and she knows her neighbors by their dogs.

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    Michele Urban - Staffing Solutions in Indianapolis North
    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.

    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.

    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 Agencies in Indianapolis Fishers
    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.

    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.

    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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    Jennifer Coughtrey - Staffing Agencies in Fishers, Indiana
    Jennifer Coughtrey

    Project Manager

    "I love helping individuals find the best fitting career for them. I am always willing to help, whether with technology questions, pay issues, or workers comp. I love the ability to focus on the employee experience and making each experience great!"

    In June 2021, Jennifer joined the Express Indy North team as our Office / Project Manager. A native to our great state of Indiana, Jennifer also possesses over ten years of staffing industry experience. This experience includes Sales, Account Management, and Marketing. Jennifer studied at IUPUI and has a bachelor's degree in Business Management, an associate's degree in Event Management with a minor in Economics. 

    In her spare time, Jennifer loves anything to do with interior design, event planning, antiquing, attending festivals, shopping till she drops to find the best discounts, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

    How Others Describe Her

    Kind, caring, patient, and polite.

    Favorite Quote

    "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."
    - Flavia Weedn

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    Lekeida Brown - Fishers Indiana Job Recruiters
    Lekeida Brown

    Recruiter

    " I love what I do! It makes me feel like I'm making a difference. Everyone in the office has been accommodating, and they are all great people to work with every day. #WETHEBEST"

    Lekeida joined the Express Indy North team as a Recruiting Specialist in September 2021. Hardworking, creative, and organized, Lekeida is always prepared to get to work each day. Before coming to Express, she worked in Customer Service and Collections. 

    Lekeida moved to Indianapolis about eight years ago. While here visiting her sister, she ended up finding a better job, and from there, everything else fell into place. 

    When Lekeida isn't at work, she enjoys spending most of her time making custom t-shirts and party decorations. 

    How Others Describe Her

    Lekeida's friends and family know her to be personable and make anyone around her feel comfortable. 

    Best Skillset

    Lekeida works very well under pressure and is good at problem-solving. 

    Favorite Quote

    " When people show you who they are, BELIEVE THEM. "
    - Maya Angelou

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    Sierra Frazier - Recruitment Services in Fishers, Indiana
    Sierra Frazier

    Recruiter

    " My favorite part about working at Express is the culture. "

    In September 2021, Express Employment Professionals welcomed Sierra to our team of recruiters. Since then, Sierra has proven herself to be a hardworking, detail-oriented, and supportive member of the team who is kind, funny, and all-around outgoing. 

    Sierra moved to Indiana about three years ago from Louisiana. After graduating, she wanted to utilize the skills she had learned but found she needed to look outside the state to pursue the right career move. Before coming to Express, Sierra worked in the social services field as a Social Worker. 

    Sierra comes from a big family. She has five sisters, three brothers, seven nieces, and has a son-the only grandson. 

    How Others Describe Her

    Sierra's loved ones say she is a fun-loving individual who is outspoken and always the life of the party. 

    Best Skillset

    Sierra's best skillset is her work ethic. She refuses to let life's many obstacles keep her from succeeding-both at work and in her personal life. 

    Favorite Quote

    " It always seems impossible until it's done."
    Nelson Mandela

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    Kelly Babb - Business Solutions in Fishers, Indiana
    Kelly Babb

    Business Development Manager

    " The most rewarding part about working for Express is the simple fact that we are putting people to work! We are the source to helping someone make a living!"

    Express Indy North welcomed Kelly Babb to the team in September 2021. As a member of our business development team, Kelly is in charge of establishing partnerships with the local businesses of Hamilton County. She has a huge heart and loves to make the people around her smile. 

    Kelly was an Event Sales Manager for a local vineyard before joining the Express. During that time, she focused on planning and executing weddings and managed many corporate events and festivals. She was born and raised in Indianapolis but moved to Zionville, where she's lived for the past 13 years. 

    Kelly loves to be around people! Whether she's going to dinner, having a bonfire, or taking a roadtrip-as long as she's around the people she cares about, she's happy.

    How Others Describe Her

    Those who know Kelly best would describe her as a fun-loving, people person. She is always down for a good time and has never met a stranger. 

    Best Skillset

    Kelly's best skillset is her eagerness to learn and work hard. This drive has helped propel her down the road to success in all her endeavors. 

    Favorite Quote

    " Kindness always comes back."  
    - K. Tolnoe

    Fun Fact

    Kelly was also the winery mascot at her previous job and would dress up in a grape suit. 

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    Kate Wray, Employment Centers Near Me
    Katie Wray

    Employment Specialist

    "My favorite part of working for Express is the joy and pride I help to create for my associates. They are coming to us in one of the most stressful periods of their lives, unemployment, and we get to change that for them."

    Katie joined our team at Express Employment Professionals in November 2021, bringing with her seven years of HR experience, having worked as a Human Resources Generalist and Director. Cheerful and sympathetic, Katie has shown that she possesses a deep compassion for our associates and strives to work as hard for them as they do for us.  

    Katie has lived all over the place but mostly grew up in Northern Indiana.  Kate has since settled down and is the mother of two young boys and two furbabies, Lex, a Beagle mix named Lex, and Akira, a  Black Lab mix.

    How Others Describe Her

    Carefree, upbeat, and positive.

    Best Skillset

    With her HR background, Katie brings a different set of eyes to working with both associates and clients. 

    Favorite Quote

    " There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

    Fun Fact

    In another llfe, Katie was a swimmer and had the chance to compete against Olympians!

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