CEO and Chairman of Staffing Company Named Man of the Year for Oklahoma

Under Bob Funk's leadership, Express Employment Professionals wins Best of Staffing Diamond Award from Inavero for second consecutive year.

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 - Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals, has been named Man of the Year by IMPACT OKC Magazine for his lifetime impact and contributions to Oklahoma City and the state.

Funk will receive the honor on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction fundraiser; followed by a recognition dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit at-risk youth in Oklahoma through Youth for Christ and the Oklahoma Youth Expo, the largest junior livestock show in Oklahoma.

"Anyone who is from Oklahoma knows that Mr. Funk's contributions to Oklahoma and our great state are phenomenal," said Brian Hill, director of IMPACT OKC Magazine. "It's a privilege to honor him as Man of the Year."

Funk has served on various Oklahoma boards and committees including Oklahoma Blue Cross Blue Shield, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Oklahoma Youth Expo, Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma Independent College Foundation.

Under Funk's leadership, Express has put more than 6 million people to work in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. And, with the 30 locations in Oklahoma, Express put nearly 21,000 Oklahomans to work in 2014 in a variety of industries, including commercial, administrative and medical. Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources.

In the same week Funk is named Man of the Year, the staffing company won Inavero's Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to their clients. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero's Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients.

With satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

"Our company works hard to make service a priority and we are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts in this way," said Funk, one of the top staffing industry leaders.

"With a tightening labor market and a need for growing companies to stay flexible, staffing agencies are placing more people into employment opportunities than at any other point in U.S. history," said Inavero's CEO, Eric Gregg. "More companies than ever before need a staffing agency with a proven commitment to service excellence. We are incredibly proud of the accomplishment of our 2015 award recipients."

If you would like to attend the Man of the Year banquet and reserve a seat at the press table, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 840-5000.

About Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Currently, there are 49,700 job openings in North America through Express with the Stillwater Express location among the top 10 Express markets with 1,463 job openings.

SOURCE Express Employment Professionals


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Express Employment Professionals
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