Meet the Owner

  • Deb Gray - Owner, Express Employment Professionals
    Deb Gray  

    Deb Gray is the owner of the award-winning Pittsburgh West office of global staffing franchise, Express Employment Professionals. In 2022, this office achieved Bronze Circle of Excellence within the 850+ franchise organization.

    Express Pittsburgh West was also recognized as the Beaver County Small Business of the Year for 2022. Hers is one of the largest and fastest growing of Express’ Greater Pittsburgh offices.

    Under Gray’s leadership, her team has put 6,800+ job seekers to work in a variety of fields, including administrative, professional, industrial, skilled labor, skilled trades, and skilled professional. Currently, Express Pittsburgh West serves over 250 working associates weekly and over 190 businesses in the Pittsburgh Airport Corridor and Beaver County.

    A Penn State University alumna, Gray graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and honed her management and leadership skills over 30 years in the retail industry guiding dozens of national teams in new store development and the retrofitting of 1100 retail outlets.

    In addition to her dedicated service to the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, Deb also serves on the Penn State Business, Management and Technology Board and Pittsburgh Technical College Business Advisory Board. She is an active supporter of local educational institutions as well as many business and community organizations including the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, the Beaver Valley Career & Technology Center, Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, Future Business Leaders of America, Germaine Harbor, Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley, and Professional Outfitters & Variety Shop (Franklin Center). This past year Deb accepted the Presidency for Hope Grows, elevating her long-time support for this caregiving nonprofit organization.

    In 2016, Gray received the Helping Hands Award from Express corporate as well as a Distinguished Service Award from The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, she was honored with a Meritorious Award from Express Employment Professionals’ corporate headquarters for her work in the beta testing of the recently launched ExpressJobs app.

    She received the Sally Award from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (PAACC) in January 2019. The Sally Award is presented annually to a PAACC member who has demonstrated a dedication to the Chamber reminiscent of the late Sally Haas, who served as the PAACC’s CEO and President from 1998 to 2012. Haas was an inspiration to all who knew her as she worked tirelessly for the Chamber and its members.

    Gray continues to lead a stellar team to serve businesses and job seekers in the Pittsburgh West and Beaver County regions. Her commitment to workforce development has also led her to enthusiastically utilize and present Express’ educational and career development tools such as Job Genius, ExpressLearn and WorkPlacePro. Gray conducts workshops and presentations at businesses, educational institutions, and events to help drive workforce-related education, awareness, solutions, and opportunities for employers, employees, students, and families.



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