Jim and Penny Hale are the new owners of the Express office in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Jim is an executive with years of success in operations and management of multimillion-dollar companies. He is an expert at leading teams through operation management, market strategies, process improvement, regulatory compliance, cost savings, and organizational development initiatives in various environments. Penny has formerly worked as an executive assistant at a financial corporation for over seven years before transitioning into the role of legal compliance assistant where she restructured the department of insurance and consumer related complaints processes.
Jim and Penny are very involved in their community and volunteer regularly. Jim is currently on the board of his local YMCA and is a former board member of the Crisis Council of Greenville and The Greenville Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Center.
Jim and Penny are highly qualified professionals with extensive business experience and have a proven track record of cross-functional leadership and a high level of customer and employee satisfaction. They share the vision of Express and believe that together they can make an even bigger impact in their community.
Bernie and Pam Inbody are the new owners of an Express office in North Omaha, NE. They chose Express because they were encouraged by the success of a their friends, Tim Washburn of Lincoln, NE and Cormac McCaul of Overland Park, KS, who are also Express franchise owners.
Bernie and Pam are both sales driven professionals who are determined to succeed. Bernie likes the idea of joinging a proven 30-year system and applying his skills to achieve his goals for himself, his wife, and their daughters.
Why choose to have an Express office in Omaha? “My wife and I have lived in Nebraska almost all our lives, and we love it here, have many friends here, and have many contacts here that will help in the future success of our franchise,” Bernie said.
Bernie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has experience in advertising account management, new business development, pharmaceutical sales, and medical sales.
He was inducted into the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame, is a board member of his church, and coaches the Westside Warrior Basketball Club in Omaha, just a few of his accomplishments.
As a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bernie has many strong, long-standing relationships with people of influence in the Omaha area. He feels this will be an advantage to him and his wife as they start up their new Express office.
Bernie and Pam are looking forward to 2014. “It will be a very exciting year in our house as we embark on this new endeavor. We have many goals, the three most prominent are to reach sales goals as quickly as possible, be profitable as soon as possible, and finish out the year with a good group of employees.”
Len Johnson is the new owner of the Express Employment Professionals office in Washington County, PA.
Len is a 30-year corporate veteran and has served in various roles. Throughout his career, he has developed leadership skills to build and lead a team and is sure to be a success as an Express business owner. Len and his wife owned a small business for 10 years, so he understands the dynamics of a small business and how the owner has to roll up his sleeves and get involved to be successful. He also sees the Express model as a way to help people and provide hope. Len considers himself an aggressive, creative person and is looking forward to helping his community grow by bringing more jobs to Washington County through his Express office.
Len has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Allegheny College, a master’s degree in environmental health from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in business administration from Villanova University.
We are excited to have Len and his family join the Express family! Are you interested in being a part of the Express legacy? Want to make a difference in your community? By owning an Express franchise, you can be a part of our family and help get people back to work. For more information visit, ExpressFranchising.com.
Jon Pequignot and Jerry Costigan are the proud owners of the Express Employment Professionals office in Seminole County, FL.
When asked why they chose an Express franchise, Jon answered, “We researched many staffing franchised companies and Express had the most support, the highest success percentage and it was the only one which is 100% franchised.” Jon and Jerry look forward to reaching family and financial goals through ownership of their Express office.
Jon and Jerry met at Stetson University where they played baseball and graduated together. After college, Jon started his career as a recruiter, eventually working his way up to a management position. Jon has been in the staffing industry for 26 years and has gained experience in staffing for commercial, light industrial, accounting, legal, engineering, scientific, IT and IT consulting.
Jon was awarded President’s Club and Circle of Excellence multiple times at his previous place of employment and was the Employee of the Year for profitability in 1999. Jon also spent four seasons playing baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was inducted into the Stetson Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Gunnery Prep Hall of Fame in 2010.
Jerry has spent more than 20 years as part owner of Costigan Supply Company, five years in office product sales and management, and co-owned Falls Flag & Banner Co., from 2001-2011.
Jerry is the founding member of the Diamond Club at Barron Collier High School, a member of IPTAY, an athletic scholarship fundraising organization at Clemson University, and is a member of The Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jon and Jerry feel their experience as teammates will help make this new Express office dynamic in its service to the people of the Seminole County area.
We’re excited to have Jon and Jerry join the Express family! If you are interested in exploring business ownership for yourself, please visit us at ExpressFranchising.com for more information!
Charlene Salpietra, new owner of the Express office in Owensboro, KY, had a goal to be a branch manager and vice president of a major bank by the time she was 30. Because of her commitment and contribution to the banking industry, she reached that goal by the time she turned 25. Charlene has 14 years of banking and finance experience, followed by more than 15 years of experience in owning and managing title and mortgage companies. Her experience in owning a company led her to want to purchase and Express franchise.
Charlene has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management from Lockyear Business College and took American Institute of Banking courses at the University of Evansville in Indiana.
She is a member of numerous realtor associations and was named affiliate of the year in 2012 for the Evansville Area Association of Realtors. Charlene also volunteers her time in her community by working with Warrick County, where she is an advocate for children in need.
Charlene is married with three children and four grandchildren. She looks forward to serving her community by offering incredible service and is excited to own an Express office that will help create more jobs.
We’re excited to have Charlene join the Express family! If you are interested in exploring business ownership for yourself, please visit us at ExpressFranchising.com for more information!
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