• Meet Express Indy South

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    Phill Powell

    Vice President of Operations & Managing Partner

    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

    Director of Specialized Recruiting

    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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    Carmen Parker, 2021
    Carmen Parker

    Business Development Specialist

    With a background in community engagement and development in various industries, Carmen graduated with a bachelor's degree in Health Science from Ball State University in 1999. In her spare time, she enjoys serving as a Volunteer Chair for Johnson County Trails and in 2019, they developed a county wide comprehensive master trail plan that was adopted by the Johnson County Commissioners. Starting with Express in 2021 as a Business Development Specialist, Carmen strives to build relationships with local businesses so that Express can support and serve as the premiere resource for short term and permanent staffing needs in South-Central Indiana.

    Outside of the office, Carmen can be found spending time with her family, running, gardening, or cheering on her children at their track and cross country meets. 

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    Erin Pardue
    Erin Pardue

    Marketing & 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 us in 2012 and manages all marketing & recruiting efforts for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices, covering 7 counties in south central Indiana. 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 daughters Maggie and Alaina, and her dog, (Calbert) Cheaney.

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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

      Professional Recruiter- Accounting, Professional and 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

      Professional Recruiter- 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- Engineering, Logistics and 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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      Kristen, 2021
      Kristen Krockenberger

      Professional Recruiter- Skilled Trades and Advanced Manufacturing

      Kristen has worked with Express in several different roles in her time with us. She started as a Marketing Intern, then joined us full-time after graduating college as a Marketing Coordinator doing marketing and recruiting for our offices. She left Express for a brief period of time and now we are excited to have her back in this new role.

      Kristen was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from IUPUI's Kelley School of Business. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, attending concerts, and traveling. Traveling to each state at least once is high on her bucket list!

      Kristen says, "I'm most excited about my role at Express because I will have the opportunity to connect with people and help make a difference!"

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      Amy Mullins

      Workforce Coordinator

      With experience in multiple roles within Express, Amy rejoins our team after working for Express Indy South from 2013-2020. Amy is from Greenwood, IN and she graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Rejoining Express in 2021 as a Workforce Coordinator, Amy said, "I'm excited to truly make a difference in peoples lives! In my new role, I enjoy being able to connect with our associates on a personal basis."

      Outside of work, Amy loves spending time with her family. Her kids are involved in multiple sports and other activities that keep them busy. Amy and her husband Doug love to travel and they are always planning their next adventure!

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      Sarah Wilburn, 2021
      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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      Jennifer Robertson

      Sr. Employment Specialist

      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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      Abby Wessel, 2021
      Abby Wessel

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Abby was born in Lebanon, Illinois - just outside of St. Louis. She went to Indiana State University where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology along with two minors: Fine Arts and Counseling. She met her husband in college and after graduating, they decided to move back to his hometown of Greenwood, IN. When asked about working for Express, Abby said, "Job hunts can be stressful, so being able to help ease the anxiety and help people find the right job is rewarding."

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      Krystal Hale

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Bio coming soon

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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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      Victoria, Website, Recruiting Coordinator
      Victoria Phipps

      Front Office Coordinator

      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 suits 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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