• Meet The Owner and Staff

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    Lorraine Alexander


    Lorraine Alexander is the majority owner of the Richmond (North) office, providing full staffing services in Henrico, Hanover, Caroline and King William counties, and Direct Hire services only in Richmond and Chesterfield.  After moving from Scotland, she joined Express Employment Professionals as a Staffing Consultant in 1998 and became the owner in 2007.  Lorraine lives with her family in Hanover County. 

    Over the years, Lorraine and her team have helped hundreds of companies with employment services including traditional temporary/ contract staffing, evaluation hire (temp to perm), direct hire and on-premise/managed staffing.  She, along with her staff, have also helped thousands of local job seekers find employment in the office/administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering and commercial/industrial fields. 

    Her office has been awarded Circle of Excellence every year since she became the owner, excluding 2 years during the 2009-2010 recession.  Most recently, achieving Bronze level every year since 2012.


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    Amanda Holt

    Business Development Manager

    Amanda joined Express in 2000, shortly after graduating from VCU and also getting married.  Over the years she has developed a strong knowledge of employment trends in the Richmond area, and provides great value and solutions to employers with HR and staffing challenges.  

    Amanda has developed trusted business relationships with hundreds of client companies over the years, and has also made a difference in the lives of so many Richmond job-seekers. She is a leader within our organization, the mother of 2 and the founder of a local Venture Scout co-ed chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.  Above all, she is fiercely loyal and strives to make a difference. 

    If you are experiencing recruiting and hiring challenges within your company, please contact Amanda at 804-385-9966 or email: Amanda.Holt@expresspros.com

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    Tia Thompson

    Employment Specialist

    Tia joined Express in 2013 and truly enjoys helping people.  Her position involves recruiting, interviewing and placing qualified people in a variety of commercial and administrative temporary and evaluation hire jobs.  After graduating from VCU she found her career opportunity with Express Employment Professionals and has developed into a confident professional. 

    While juggling the responsibilities of raising a daughter and a high-energy son, Tia always makes time to support her favorite team:  The Colts. 

    If you are looking for a job in the Richmond area or need help in finding good employees for positions such as forklift operator, machine operator, welder, driver, general or skilled laborer, customer service, administrative assistant, AP, AR, or receptionist, please contact Tia by email at Tia.Thompson@expresspros.com or phone or text at 804-261-4170.

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    Stephany Manley

    Social Media Marketing Specialist / Admin Support

    Stephany found Express in 2002 when she was looking for a part time position.  Although the company we placed her with was only looking for someone for 3 weeks, they ended up hiring her and she continued to work for them for about 11 years!  Anyone who meets her, and definitely works with her knows she is a kind, giving, person who has a unique skill set.

    Thankfully, in 2012 Stephany came back to Express Employment Professionals and we pounced on hiring her in our office!  Since she likes to travel with her husband, she only works part-time.  Her position ensures that we are engaging our clients and associates on various social media sites.  She also researches and generates various HR articles, economic trends and marketing newsletters for both clients and associates, in addition to technical support and A/R responsibilities.  You might even catch her answering our busy phones!

    Please contact Stephany if you have any feedback or relevant things that you would like to share at: Stephany.Manley@expresspros.com

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    Kristine Shashaty

    Front Office Coordinator

    Kristine is the most bubbliest person you will ever meet!   She joined our team in the summer of 2018 with a strong retail background and great customer service.  She meets and greets our job applicants, manages our high-volume incoming phone calls and handles the entry and processing of our associate payroll.  Kristine also assists with placing associates in jobs, along with a variety of other administrative tasks.  

    She is married with 2 little boys and is proud to be part of a military family.  Her profound passion for Disney characters and movies, along with her love for celebrating almost any holiday on the calendar, defines her infectious personality.

    Email Kristine at Kristine.Shashaty@Expresspros.com

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    Shelton Akande

    Recruiting Specialist

    Our office is very excited to welcome our newest team member, Shelton. She is helping to expedite our application process by providing immediate phone interviews. Shelton is an emerging professional with a service-orientated attitude.  She is also working to complete her degree at VCU while being a mom of an active pre-schooler!

    Contact Shelton directly at 804-554-0892 or  Shelton.Akande@Expresspros.com

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