• Meet Our Team!

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    Maria Douglas

    Vice President of Operations

    Maria came to Bloomington in 1993 to attend Indiana University and never left! Her career has included operations, marketing, and personal training. She ensures that both the office and business are running as smooth and efficient as possible. Maria is passionate about serving her community and helping both people and local businesses grow. Her community involvement in Bloomington includes Communications Committee Chair for Tri Kappa, Membership Team of Business Network International (BNI), and Ambassador for the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Her office catchphrases are "Do good work and the money will come" as well as "keep your allergies under control!"

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    Alecia Patterson

    Recruiter and Front Office Coordinator Team Lead

    Originally from Terre Haute, Alecia Patterson joins us as the Recruiter and Front Office Coordinator Team Lead here in Evansville! Alecia has a passion for helping others, so being on the Express team gives her an amazing opportunity to help others find careers and new journeys in their lives. In her free time, Alecia loves hiking, reading, drawing, and spending time with her two dogs.

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    Retisha Gibson
    Retisha Gibson

    Senior Staffing Manager

    Retisha Gibson is the Senior Staffing Manager for Express Employment Professionals in Evansville, Indiana. She moved to Evansville in 2001 to earn her B.A focused in Sociology, Criminal Justice from University of Southern Indiana and has been here ever since! Retisha is an experienced professional recruiter with a history of work in the human resources department. She takes pride in her skills of coaching, account management, direct sales, applicant tracking systems, and networking. As an Express team member since 2006, Retisha has held several positions within the company, and she loves the satisfaction of finding the best person for the right job. When she isn't working, Retisha enjoys spending time with her husband and five children in the outdoors, at sporting events, or relaxing at home!

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    Corrine Hurt

    Operations Manager

    Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Corrine moved to Evansville in 2013 when she married her college sweetheart. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with an M.B.A. in Data Analytics and a Bachelor's in Professional Studies. Her passion is utilizing data to help organizations acquire and retain top talent, reduce turnover, and enhance company culture. On the weekends, Corrine enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her two dogs. Additionally, Corrine is active in several non-profits in Evansville and she is looking forward to making a positive impact in her community.

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    Lawrence Hammer

    Specialized Recruiting Group Manager- Bloomington & Evansville

    Lawrence was born in Illinois and has lived in Iowa, Arizona, back to Illinois, and Washington state before finally coming to his senses and moving to Bloomington. Prior to working with us he has worked primarily in Higher Education and Marketing. As the recruiting manager for two offices, Lawrence loves that his role allows him and his team to be the first point of contact to help change lives! He currently serves as the Chairman of the Young Professionals Bloomington and loves the ability to help others in his community. Lawrence also speaks fluent German, is a lover of spicy food, rock climbing, board games, and an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan.

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