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Jeff Johnson

Jeff JohnsonBranch Manager

Being the second oldest of seven children, Recruiting Manager Jeff Johnson can handle anything. Jeff has lived in Central Illinois his entire life and grew up in a small town about an hour south of Springfield – he has enjoyed it for the most part, but could do without the winters.

He lives and dies with the Cubbies each and every season and would love to see the Cubs play in all 30 MLB stadiums. Jeff also dreams of visiting all 50 states and to get kicked out of a casino for winning too much money. When not in the office, he spends his time with his wife (Stephanie), stepson (Cooper), and his chocolate lab (Sammie). He enjoys playing softball, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and working with cars.

A close family friend of Jeff’s worked at LRS from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s and always had great things to say about the company... so the ball started rolling from there. "My favorite thing about IT Staffing is at times my least favorite thing about IT Staffing:  It is unpredictable.  No 2 days are EVER the same."

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Jake Lohrenz

Jake LohrenzAccount Executive

Jake Lohrenz, Account Executive, loves building and woodworking, so it’s no surprise that building a home in the mountains is on his bucket list. He loves being active, so you’ll find him coaching youth sports, boating, fishing, or playing golf.

Sometimes he just hangs out with the family.

Jake had graduated from our Associate Recruiter training program when the chance to transition to Account Executive opened up. "This opportunity fit my personality better as it is more face to face interaction and meeting directly with our clients to help them locate the best IT talent."

And that’s his favorite part about IT staffing. Jake gets to meet many clients, work on new challenges, and keep learning new things almost every day. He also gets to help people and organizations succeed, which he loves.

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Michael Cusey

Michael CuseyAccount Executive

Born and raised in Lincoln, IL., Michael moved all over Central Illinois throughout the years. After attending MacMurray for two years where he played soccer, he then moved to Nashville, TN for a year for work. He has now made his way back to Central Illinois and is finishing his Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Michael has a wife, Megan, and two German shepherds (Zeus & Athena) who are just over a year old.

His hobbies include golfing, fishing, camping, boating… pretty much anything outdoors! His bucket list includes a trip to Italy, to get a hole in one, and to visit every MLB ballpark.

“Coming over from running an AT&T store, my wife previously worked with LRS and raved about it and what a great place to work it was, so I took a chance, applied, and got the job!”

His favorite part about IT staffing? The freedom to go to different clients and that the harder you work, the more successful you will be.

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Kendra Lee

Kendra LeeSenior Technical Recruiter

Kendra Jones-Lee, a Senior Technical Recruiter, is from Decatur, IL aka "The Soybean Capital of the World." This Ovarian Cancer survivor is the mother of two wonderful children who she obviously adores. She is an avid basketball fan and is often on the road with her son’s AAU team. She also enjoys writing short stories and poems.

Kendra’s bucket list includes being a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune, winning the lottery, and learning how to swim.... If only she can get over her fear of being the oldest person in class.

"Recruited to recruit," Kendra had no IT background, but her dazzling personality sparked a lasting career in the industry. "My favorite part of recruiting is just seeing a deal come together from start to finish."

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Rachael Spencer

Rachael SpencerTechnical Recruiter

Born and raised in Springfield, IL, Rachael Spencer would pass by LRS headquarters and dream of working here and play in the fountain. She officially joined as a Technical Recruiter in 2009 and has enjoyed helping people find work that makes them happy. Sadly, she still hasn’t played in the fountain.

Artist and active – Rachael enjoys painting, decorating/redecorating, crafting, working out with HIIT and yoga, and singing and dancing in her car therefore entertaining other commuters.

Seeing her kids live happy, wonderful lives well into old age is at the top of her bucket list. She would also love to travel the globe, with Greece as her first stop, and to own an Airstream.

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Ellie Gumble

Ellie GumbleTechnical Recruiter

Starting off as a corporate recruiter at LRS, Ellie was encouraged to explore the IT Staffing world. Her extroverted, go-getter personality is what has made her such a great addition to the Consulting Services team.

Ellie isn’t afraid to shy away from indulging in her guilty pleasures including shopping for things she doesn’t need and drinking copious amounts of coffee while reading mystery novels or watching true-crime documentaries. She also loves hanging out with her beloved Goldendoodle, Finley, and drinking Pinot Grigio or Dirty Martinis with her friends (or her mom).

Her bucket list includes visiting New York City during Christmas time, taking an Alaskan Cruise, and going to the Super Bowl (preferably a Seahawks Super Bowl).

“My favorite part of IT Staffing is when you make a genuine connection with a candidate and it feels like you’ve known them forever when you’ve literally never met.”

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Sue Harvey

Sue HarveyOffice Administrator

The Office Administrator in our Springfield office, Sue Harvey says having an open mind makes her successful in dealing with her responsibilities. She’s a creative, loyal, and caring person who was drawn to the recruiting industry by happenstance.

Everyone in the Springfield office as well as consultants who placed through the office are happy about that happenstance. Family is Sue’s top priority away from work, and she enjoys camping and sewing. She recommends that her friends read the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

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