Arkansas Franchisee Takes Home International Staffing Company’s Top Honor

Becky Simpson Named Express Employment Professionals
Gordon Blair Heritage Award Recipient

Arkansas Express Employment Professionals franchisee Becky Simpson recently received the company’s top honor for extraordinary enthusiasm, a positive attitude and integrity.

Simpson owns an Express office in Pine Bluff and was presented the 2020 Gordon Blair Heritage Award at the staffing company’s annual International Leadership Conference (ILC), recently held in Nashville, Tennessee.

First presented in 1994 and named after a mentor of the Express leadership team, the Gordon Blair Heritage Award is the most prestigious honor the staffing company bestows for significantly contributing to the overall development and success of Express. To be recognized, award recipients must demonstrate an unwavering passion for the power of service, generosity and humility.

Becky Simpson

“We are honored to present the Gordon Blair Heritage Award to this longtime member of the Express family,” said Bill Stoller, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals. “Becky truly goes above and beyond to offer hope through employment.”

Simpson first opened the doors to her Pine Bluff Express office in 1988 and is known as a powerful role model and mentor in the community to many young people who come through her office. She is heavily involved in local philanthropic efforts and has served on nearly every volunteer board in the vicinity over the last 30 years.

Never wanting to turn anyone away without finding them work, Simpson often creates opportunities in her own office to help job seekers earn money to feed their family or pay their bills until they can be placed with a client company.

“Being a part of the Express family is about more than just putting people to work,” Stoller said. “It’s a commitment to help someone land on their feet and provide purpose through employment. We are grateful to Becky and the example she sets for going above and beyond every day.”

Express is committed to the vision of helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. The company offers a full range of employment solutions, including evaluation hire, flexible staffing, professional search and human resources. Express focuses on a wide range of positions, including light industrial, office services, skilled trades, and professional.