• Our Staff

    Administrative Team 

    Josh Britton, Administrative Team Manager
    Josh returned to the Springfield Express team as Area Manager in September 2012 after six years as the Ad Director for the Springfield Business Journal, a monthly business newspaper. He has previously served as General Manager for Family Home Investors, and was a staffing consultant for Express Employment Professionals from 1996-2006. Josh is a current board member of Crime Stoppers and a Charter member of Westside Rotary Club of Springfield. He is also a graduate of Leadership Springfield.  Josh has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa OK. 

    Deidra Lytle, Staffing Consultant
    Deidra joined Express in 2005, and is an unstoppable force on our administrative team. She has a degree in Business Administration and is well skilled in matching candidates with any company's clerical or customer service staffing needs. She specializes in recruiting candidates for banks, insurance companies, veterinary clinics, medical offices and much more! Not only has Deidra served as an onsite coordinator for one of our largest clients, but sh has also managed properties for a subsidiary company owned by the Brittons for several years. Deidra enjoys her pugs, pop culture, TV shows, movies and spending time with her family.   

    Justin Cox, Staffing Consultant 
    Justin joined the Administrative team in early 2016 with a 15 year career in Retail where he excelled in management roles. He helps companies find top talent for Banking, Medical and General Office opportunities. He enjoys travel, is a food and wine enthusiast, and loves spending time with his family. Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois College. 

    Industrial Team

    Zachery Britton, Industrial Team Manager
    Zachery has a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in business from Oral Roberts University. He has received appreciation from our largest local client for his ability to help them maintain a high-performance workforce. He has achieved the scholar designation from Express University for completing 54 online courses related to staffing. Zac came to Express in 2003.

    Lea Jackson, Senior Staffing Consultant
    Lea helps managers and business owners find qualified candidates for temporary and direct hire positions.  She works with a variety of companies to fill positions including, but not limited to, welders, factory laborers, banquet servers, restoration technicians, and many other industrial jobs. Lea started at Express in January 2009 with over four years of staffing industry experience from her previous background.  

    Natalie Foss, Staffing Consultant
    Natalie transitioned from a Front Office Coordinator role to her current role as Staffing Consultant in March 2016. She completed her Inside Sales Certification shortly thereafter. Her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing is from Concordia University Chicago. She is a member of her church's communication team, an active member of the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant Crew, a volunteer running coach for Girls on The Run, active in YSPN, and she competed in the Miss Illinois USA pageant in September 2016. 

    Valerie Heaney
    Valerie has been a wonderful addition to the Talent Center here at Express since 2017. Coming to us with 9 years of management experience, her customer service skills really shine. As a Talent Specialist, Valerie is dedicated to helping others find work and is a warm and inviting welcome to anyone that is new or returning to Express. As a mom, she loves to soak up every moment with her husband and two kids! 

    Account Advisers  

    Kayla Edwards, Director of Client Services
    Kayla has been a valuable addition to Express since 1994, and has held nearly every position within our company. She currently serves as Director of Client Services, holds the designation of a Certified Staffing Professional, and oversees the Springfield, Bloomington and Jacksonville locations. Kayla specializes in helping organizations create highly productive teams of people while controlling their cost of labor, and she has lead her Springfield team to be one of the best in client retention. Her memberships include: Business Education Partnership Committee, Business Connections Committee, Community Connection Point Board and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Committee. She is a former Rotary International member and has also served as a United Way Loaned Executive. Prior to being recognized as a leader in the staffing industry, Kayla earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University. Now, Kayla's "hands-on" experience and successes have made her a sought after speaker, trainer and consultant. Kayla's hard work has been proven in being the second person company-wide at Express to achieve the $1,000,000 producer award. 

    Don Adams, Sales Manager 
    Don joined Express office as an Area Manager in 2012 with 15 years of outside sales and management experience in the areas of telecommunications and advertising. In 2015 he took on the role of Sales Manager. As a previous small business owner, Don understands the importance of attracting, developing and retaining talent.   He was born and raised in the Springfield community and he’s highly committed to its success.  He earned a Bachelor's degree in Education specializing in Exercise Physiology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

    Specialized Recruiting 

    Kirk Considine, Director-Professional Staffing
    Kirk joined Express in 2014. He brings over 16 years of Health Care industry knowledge and experience as a career Accountant to his current role.  Having unique insight into the Accounting & Finance needs of our clients, Kirk is able to maintain a strong role in the placement of IT, Engineering and high end professionals in both long term and temporary roles. Kirk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University-San Bernardino and an MBA in Business from Texas A&M University. Kirk also serves on the Board of Directors for Community Connection Point in Springfield.

    Susan O'Donnell, Contract & Search Specialist 
    With her past experience in recruiting and staffing, Susan has fit wonderfully here at Express since 2017. Educated in Business Administration through Lincoln Christian University and Hope International University, she currently serves on our Professional Staffing team, recruiting professionals in the Accounting, Finance, Engineering and IT niche. Her passion is seeing people love the work they do, and that is most certainly evident in the work that she does with us at Express. Off the clock, you will find Susan reading, exercising and enjoying time with her family. 

    Talent Acquisition Team

    Erin Sommer, Talent Acquisition Manager 
    Erin joined Express in 2014 with over 9 years of management and leadership experience. Her background and expertise include, grant writing, new business development, and staff recruitment/training skills gained during 13 years in the retail and healthcare industries. In 2015, she transitioned from an administrative staffing consultant role to focus on recruiting for top talent in the areas of Accounting, Engineering, and Information Technology. Then in 2017, she began her role leading the Talent Acquisition team for candidates in the Springfield and Bloomington areas. Erin also leads in the coordination of  marketing and communications efforts for the office. Erin is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies.

    Deborah Wright, Talent Specialist 
    Deborah has been with us at Express since 2017, where she thrived as a Front Office Coordinator. Her phone, organizational, and people skills propelled her into her current role as a Talent Specialist! Now she enjoys interacting with people in ways that we believe will have an exceptional impact on their lives. Deborah has an Associate’s Degree from Lincoln Land Community College and plans to further her education while continuing to be a part of a team that she loves. 

    Business Operations 

    J.T. Britton, Director of Operations
    With a bachelor's degree in marketing, J.T. has served in nearly every role within the Springfield Express office since joining Express in 1993, including staffing consultant and manager of the professional and office team. J.T.'s depth of experience, combined with his training and coaching skills, continues to enhance the effectiveness of our staffing consultant team.  

    Eric Franklin, Business Manager
    Eric has been part of the Express team since 1998. With a degree in business administration, he ably serves as payroll specialist, but his value to Express goes far beyond his work with payroll and payables. Eric also deals with most of the computer issues, benefits administration for in-house staff and meeting room set-ups.

    Beth Kincaid, Executive Assistant
    Beth has provided support and direction to the Front Office team since 1995. She has a Bachelor's degree from Illinois College. Beth completed the Front Office Coordinator certification through Express University in 2007 and has served as the Express United Way Employee Campaign Coordinator since 2004. 

    Kara Barber, Front Office Coordinator, Payroll & A/R Specialist
    Kara joined the Express team in 2012. She is an integral part of our team handling front office duties while also processing weekly payroll for Express associates, managing online timekeeping systems and the accounts receivables for the office. She graduated with Bachelors in Communications from Benedictine University in Springfield in May 2012.