• Meet Express Indy South

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    Phill Powell

    Director of Operations

    Phill graduated from Southeastern University in 2001. After five years in leadership at a church, he joined Express Employment Professionals. He started with Express as an Employment Specialist and focused on Administrative staffing. He moved into a leadership role as the Inside Sales Manager and now oversees operations for Indianapolis South and Columbus. Phill is actively involved with  Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.


    Phill hopes his experience can help make an impact on the Express staff, job seekers, and the businesses we serve.

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    Erin Ricke
    Erin Ricke

    Business Development Manager

    Erin has been with the Greenwood office since it opened in 2005. Prior to holding her title of Business Development Specialist, she was the Senior Employment Specialist for the Industrial Team. She graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's focusing in communication. Erin currently resides in Whiteland with her husband and two boys. In her spare time, her family enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching/playing various sports! 


    "I realize losing a job and finding a job can be life changing. It is very rewarding to help an individual who has struggled finding employment, find a great job."

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    Erin Pardue
    Erin Pardue

    Marketing and Recruitment Manager

    Erin is a proud graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications & Marketing. She started her career in the Marketing department at a local casino where she gained experience in advertising, direct mail, promotions and database management. Erin started with our office in 2012 and manages all Marketing & Recruiting efforts for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, IU basketball and being outdoors. Erin resides in her hometown of Indianapolis with her husband Josh, her daughter Maggie and her dog, (Calbert) Cheaney.

    "I love everything about working for a small business in the Greenwood community. There are so many individuals who need our services and we try to help everyone we can. Connecting strong companies with the employees they need to be successful is very rewarding!" said Pardue.

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    Blake Williams

    Marketing Coordinator

    Blake is a proud graduate of Franklin College with a degree in Public Relations and Business. After college, he worked at two local radio groups where he gained experience in marketing, sales, and event planning. Blake's responsibilities as Marketing Coordinator include digital marketing, media relations, maintaining the website, and event planning for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices. Outside of work, Blake enjoys traveling, attending concerts, biking, and watching basketball. Attending every NBA arena is on his bucket list!   

      "I am most excited to join a family-like work environment and help make a difference in Johnson and Bartholomew County."

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      Angie Petrow

      Employment Specialist - Office Services

      Angie was both born and raised in Indianapolis. She attended the Indiana Business College and graduated with an associate's degree in Administrative Assistance. Prior to joining the Express team, Angie worked as an Office Manager at a local real estate company. On the weekends, Angie enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, watching sports (especially football) and exercising!

      Angie says the thing that excites her most about her job as an Employment Specialist with Express is "being able to help people find jobs". She also stated, "I am excited for the opportunity and look forward to growing my career!"

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      Janice Koester, Employment Specialist
      Janice Koester

      Employment Specialist - Office Services

      Janice, born and raised in Greenwood, graduated from Ball State University (chirp chirp - Go Cardinals) with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Prior to Express, Janice spent 4 years as a Marketing Specialist and 10 years as a Retail Store Manager. Outside of work, she enjoys all things related to health, fashion, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her boyfriend along with her daughter love trying out new restaurants and exploring new places together! 

      When it comes to Express, Janice said, "I truly wish to bring people the feeling of hope in their search for employment which is one of the many reasons I am so excited to be working for Express and helping people find a job that they love!" Her favorite quote is from Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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      Amber Hughey

      Professional Recruiter - Advanced Manufacturing

      Amber was born and raised in Whiteland and is now living in the Martinsville area with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 dogs. Prior to joining the Express family, Amber worked as an Account Manager for a Federal Government Re-seller. Outside of work Amber enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her 3 boys in football, riding motorcycles, and playing with her dogs! Amber mentioned that she is "very excited to help people find employment!"

      Amber is most inspired by the quote "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible.'"- Audrey Hepburn

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      Jennifer Robertson

      Onsite Manager

      Jennifer graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor's in Event Management. She grew up in Johnson County and currently lives in Franklin with her family.  Jennifer joined our Express team in 2010 after working 5 years in advertising sales. Currently, Jennifer works with associates that have backgrounds in specialized fields such as Machinists and Welders to entry level associates looking to build their resume

      "I love helping our clients find great people. Being able to offer someone full time, permanent employment with a great company is the most fulfilling part of what we do here at Express."

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      Sarah Wilburn
      Sarah Wilburn

      Sr. Employment Specialist/Light Industrial Team Lead

      Sarah was born in Houston, Texas and moved to the Greenwood area when she was roughly 6 years old. Before joining our Express family, she worked at a local retail store for 7 years where she held the title of Store Manager. Outside of work Sarah loves to be crafty (mainly wood work), trying new things such as traveling different places/trying new foods, and spending time with her dog, snake, cat, and husband, Andrew!

      Sarah says, "I'm excited to work hard to help people find the right job for their skills and experience!"  She mentioned that she is most inspired by the quote, "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." by Helen Keller.  

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      Emily Smothermon, Employment Specialist Resized
      Emily Smothermon

      Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

      Emily Smothermon, born and raised in Indianapolis, graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. After graduating college, Emily spent two years at Express Employment in Birmingham, Alabama where she worked primarily in Business Development. This past summer she moved back home to Indianapolis and is excited to be with the Indy South Office! Emily said, "I love working for Express because I care about making the hiring process, which can be extremely difficult and intimidating for both job seekers and companies, a little easier and more successful." 

      Outside of work, Emily loves reading, being outside and working with organizations that promote the welfare and development of the community (including Dress for Success and Young Life). Her favorite quote is "The seasons change and you change but the Lord abides evermore the same. And the streams of his love are as deep, as broad and as full as ever." Charles Spurgeon


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      Brittney Compton
      Brittney Compton

      Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

      Brittney was born in Mooresville, grew up in Franklin, and is now living in the Greenwood area with her three children, fiancé, and two cats. She is currently enrolled in WGU and is working towards a degree in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the Express team, she worked as an Order Entry associate for 4 years for a local company. Outside of work, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

      "Searching for a job can be a very stressful task and I am excited that I get to help alleviate some of that stress and help people find a job that they will love!"


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      Angelina Browne - Recruiting Coordinator, Express Employment Indy South, Indianapolis Express Staff
      Angelina Browne

      Recruiting Coordinator/Employment Specialist

      Angelina was born in Chicago and grew up in North Vernon! She attended Harrison College where she studied Surgical Technology. Prior to Express, Angelina worked at the Stacked Pickle for five years and has been active in the Army National Guard for the last two and a half! Outside of work, she enjoys working around the yard, playing tennis, euchre, reading, and spending time with her family. Oh, and hanging with her kitten Georgie!  

      Angelina said, "I am excited to work at Express because I have always had a passion for helping people and seeing others grow as individuals means a lot to me. Her favorite quote is, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalms 139:14)

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      Victoria, Website, Recruiting Coordinator
      Victoria Phipps

      Recruiting Coordinator/Employment Specialist

      Tori, born and raised in Greenwood, recently graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Human Resource Management. While at Purdue, she worked as the student HR manager for one of the campus dining courts for all four years. Tori is currently engaged and getting married in November. She said a good chunk of her time is currently going into wedding planning, but outside of the wedding and work, Tori enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her family and five miniature dachshunds.


      When asked about why Express, Tori said, "I love HR and helping people find a job that suites them. I love knowing that what I'm doing is helping someone put food on the table for themselves and/or their family. I enjoy getting to talk to different people throughout the day and hear everyone's unique story. We get people from all walks of life into our office and it's so interesting to hear everyone's background." 


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      Alyssa Jones

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Alyssa grew up in a small town in Virginia and then moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she graduated high school. In 2013, she moved to Indiana where she got her bachelor's degree in Communication at IUPUI- go jags! Since moving here, Alyssa has been a server / server trainer at Cracker Barrel and continues to still work there part-time. Outside of work, Alyssa loves spending time with her family, nature hikes, reading, cooking, and discovering different types of wines and craft beers through local wine tastings and breweries. She also has a cat named Quila (Tequila).

      When asked about working for Express, Alyssa said, "I have always wanted a career in which I am truly making a difference and helping others. We were put on this Earth to love and help one another, and I believe Express does that. It feels great to be with a company that truly cares about its associates and community!"

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      Amy Mullins
      Amy Mullins

      Front Office Manager

      Amy has been with the Express team for 4.5 years now! However, she has recently switched roles from our Front Office Manager to one of our Recruiting Coordinators! She was born and raised in the Greenwood area. Amy received her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Pensacola, Florida and then moved back to the Greenwood area where she currently resides with her husband and three boys. Prior to joining the Express team several years ago, Amy worked as a Manager for 15 years for a well-known company that specializes in body care and home fragrance. Amy has many years of experience in customer service roles. 

      "I am excited that I have the opportunity to continue to help people! I believe this position will further challenge me and allow me to help place the right people into the right positions!"

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      Connie Brackett
      Connie Brackett

      Payroll Administrator

      Connie was born and raised in Hammond, IN and relocated to the Greenwood area roughly 2.5 years ago. Connie attended Oakland City University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in HR Management and minored in Business. Before joining the Express team, she worked at a Career Center where she held the title of Workforce Specialty, which is very similar to the role of our Employment Specialists. In Connie's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Miniature Dachshund and granddaughter! 

      Connie says what excites her the most about working with Express is that, "she is able help make a difference in people's lives!"

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