Ginette Comstock, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Director of Operations

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Ginette Comstock is the Director of Operations for Manpower in Central Illinois. She joined Manpower in 1996 as a Branch Manager in Jacksonville and now oversees operations in Bloomington, Mattoon, Springfield, Champaign, Rantoul and Decatur. Staying on top of workforce trends to identify strategies to help our clients win in the changing world of work is a top priority for Ginette. She really enjoys developing her team to create the next level of leadership for our franchise organization. Ginette is a member of the Central Illinois Chapter of SHRM and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Soccer Association.

Sheila Thurman
Branch Manager, Peoria

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Sheila Thurman has been the Branch Manager at the Peoria Manpower office, for more than 28 years. Sheila currently serves as a Board Member for Midstate College of Peoria, as well as member of the Society of Human Resources Management and a member of the Patriot Club serving local her local community with families in need. Previously Sheila was a member of the Workforce Investment Board as a Board Member and Marketing Committee member. Sheila continues to work with her Team to find Temporary and Permanent opportunities for employees in Administrative, Customer Service, Light Industrial and Professional Placements in Peoria and surrounding areas.

Angela Rhode
Regional Manager

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Angela Rhode joined Manpower in 2015 as the receptionist in the Decatur office. Angela has done almost every position within Manpower; receptionist, recruiter, office supervisor, Branch Manager and now Regional Manager. Angela covers Decatur, Springfield, Mattoon, Champaign, Rantoul, and Bloomington. She graduated Richland Community College May 2019 with her Associates in Business. Angela has over 15 years of customer service experience along with a solid understanding of industrial environments. She strives to meet goals and motivates her team to do their best. Angela has been a great addition to the Manpower team with her exceptional analytical skills, client partnerships, and order fulfillment.

Evan Jenkins
Business Development

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Evan Jenkins leads Business Development for Manpower in Central Illinois and is responsible for managing relationships with many of our clients. Early in his career, Evan had been a temporary candidate through a staffing agency and eventually converted into a full time employee. Later, he was a hiring manager and a client of staffing suppliers. He’s even been professionally recruited in the past for a direct hire position. These experiences give him a well-rounded perspective on what the process should look and feel like for both our candidates and clients. Evan’s approach toward relationships is built on transparency, strong communication, and becoming a true partner to the client.

Kasondra Harrell
Office Supervisor, Mattoon

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Kasondra has been with Manpower for almost 6 years and the Branch Supervisor for 3 years. Kasondra was born and raised in the Coles/Cumberland County areas and now married with children. Kasondra has been involved with her community and has Volunteered for The Salvation Army's Youth Program and the Mattoon Bagelfest Pageant. She is always looking to help in her community to the best of her ability. Favorite Quote: The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney

Samantha Tankersley
Office Supervisor, Champaign

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Samantha Tankersley started with Manpower in late 2020 as a Staffing Specialist and quickly advanced to Office Supervisor in early 2021. Samantha graduated from Illinois State University in May 2018 with a double major in International Business and Spanish. Samantha has worked in many industries including agriculture, retail, and human resources. She emphasizes teamwork and the importance of communication to fulfill client needs and internal goals. Samantha and her team work together to staff for many different industries including light industrial, administrative, and permanent placements within the Champaign and Rantoul area.

Mercedes Werries
Branch Supervisor

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Mercedes Werries started as a Recruiter for Manpower in 2014 and in July 2020 she became the branch supervisor. Mercedes was born and raised in Springfield, IL and she has a vast knowledge of the opportunities in this area. She believes attitude is everything and this quote: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right” applies every day to your job. Mercedes has a passion for her job and her and her team will strive to put you in your right career path.

Meaghan Lucas, MBA
Branch Manager, Bloomington

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Meaghan Lucas is the Branch Manager of the Bloomington Manpower. She has a Master’s in Business Administration with a Management Specialization. She came to Manpower with a diverse background of successfully managing retail and restaurants, along with being a full time Human Resources representative. Meaghan currently serves as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association – Walk to End Alzheimer’s and is a certified Alzheimer’s educator for the community. She also volunteers and coaches for the Special Olympics. Meaghan has been involved in the Bloomington- Normal Human Resources community for several years. She has a desire for developing relationships and motivating everyone to do their best. She enjoys coaching, leading, and creating bonds between customers, candidates, and clients. Meaghan’s drive and passion for the job is unmatched. She and her team are here to help you achieve all your employment needs.