Praise from our members

Heels & Handshakes Meet A Member

Today we have the honor of introducing Alicia Johnson, our Director of New Members. Alicia Johnson is an employee specialist with Express Employment Professionals and the friendly face behind our Member 101 Zoom Calls. We are so grateful for her leadership within Heels & Handshakes.
Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, they help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. 

How did you enter into the hospitality industry?
I was living in Arizona and was hired on at the front desk at the Hotel Indigo Old Town Scottsdale. After 90 days, I knew I wanted to be in the Sales department. I spoke to my GM about moving to Sales and he created a position for me and opened up the door to a world I have called home for the last 10 years. When COVID-19 hit, I sadly had to say goodbye to my role at Hutton Hotel. After 9 month of searching for my next step, I have found a very fulfilling role in Staffing and Recruiting!

What brought you to Nashville?
I lived in Nashville briefly after college and I knew I wanted to make my way back after a few years in Arizona. I was given the opportunity to join the team at Union Station Hotel and that led me back to Nashville. Best decision I have ever made.

Where are we likely to find you on the weekends or when you aren’t working?
With my friends…. probably brunching (pre-covid)

Name 3 things you cannot live without
My Friends/Family, My fur baby Oliver and Wine/Bravo TV… sorry, I know that is more than 3 lol

What are you currently listening to?
I love all things Motown

Where can members connect with you?
You can find me at Express Employment Professionals in Franklin. I am happy to help find you employment or happy to help fill any staffing needs your company may have.

Alicia Johnson, Director of New Members


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