The Elite Team.

  • Chris Ferry
    Chris FerryPartner

    Prior to Elite Staffing, Chris was President and CEO of a local staffing agency. During her time there, she started a successful executive search firm with an office in Chicago. There she developed strong skills in all areas of worker’s compensation. Along with Elite Staffing, Chris is a partner at IBC Insurance. Chris is licensed in Property & Casualty for both personal and commercial insurance. Throughout her career, she has been a trusted partner and advisor to her clients in both insurance and staffing.

    • Stuart Lee
      Stuart LeePartner

      Stuart has over 25 years of leadership, entrepreneurial and business experience. Stuart is Owner of Innovative Benefits and  a  partner at IBC Insurance. His strong community ties and involvement has made him a trusted business adviser. He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and has been honored with the Golden Eagle award on 5 different occasions, an award only given to the top health insurance writers in the country.

      • Chris Namanny
        Chris NamannyPartner

        Chris is highly regarded as an expert in the Human Resources field and has twenty-plus years of experience in providing high level HR expertise to numerous corporations with employee numbers ranging from 10 to 500.  She partners with owners on EEOC, employee turnover, safety compliance, OSHA, DOT, EPA, workers compensation, and unemployment issues. Chris is an extension to her clients staff, offering support in all areas of growth and challenges.

        • Phil Krone
          Phil KroneExecutive Recruiter

          Phil brings a wealth of business experience to Elite Staffing. He has been a managing partner in several businesses in Iowa and understands the importance of hiring and retaining top talent. Phil has developed relationships with many regional companies during his business career. He also managed several executive recruiters in the Midwest that found top talent for companies in engineering, finance and supply chain along with all C-level executive positions.

          • Lexi Morgan
            Lexi MorganMarketing & Recruiting

            Lexi Morgan obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University. As an Executive Recruiter, she spends her time building relationships with Elite clientele and candidates as well as continually growing our professional candidate pool in HR, Marketing, and IT. Also as our Director of Marketing, she is creating new marketing tactics, and enhancing Elite’s brand image. Lexi’s unique creativity, communication skills, and personable personality make her a great addition to the Elite team.

            • Kathie Pfaffle
              Kathie PfaffleBusiness Development

              Kathie grew up in Sioux City, after attending college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln she moved back to Siouxland.  Working in local and regional government across the metro area and volunteering in the community, Kathie’s knowledge of the local economy and workforce needs brings a unique perspective to Elite Staffing.

              • Jo Hackett
                Jo HackettHR & Staffing Specialist

                Jo obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Briar Cliff University. Prior to Elite, she was in HR management in the manufacturing industry for over 15 years. Jo brings a strong perspective on human resources issues and recruitment in both professional and industrial positions. She has received numerous awards in our community for being a prominent business woman: President’s Excellence Award, Woman of the Year at ABWA, and was named in Who’s Who Among American College Students. She has also served as an officer of SHRM and was actively involved with Dakota Valley Business Council.

                • Sydney Handsaker
                  Sydney HandsakerStaffing Specialist

                  While enjoying her time at Sprouts Farmers Market, Sydney had the opportunity to grow not only her leadership and communication skills, but also her human resources and recruiting skills. Sydney was responsible for the hiring process from entry level to management positions, new hire orientation, benefits administration, and more. Recently relocated back to Siouxland from Houston, Sydney has already become entrenched with the Elite way on providing the most exclusive experience for both job seekers and local businesses.


                  • Amy Macfarlane
                    Amy MacfarlaneExecutive Recruiter

                    Amy has over a decade of solid industry experience as a national Construction Engineering Recruiter, as well as a serving the past 6 years as Business Development Director for a financial planning firm. Her primary focus is national recruitment in the construction industry as well as local business development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, and is actively with the Siouxland community.  Boards she currently sits on are, Hospice of Siouxland, The Alzheimer’s Association, and 1st Tee of Siouxland.  Additionally, she serves as Commissioner for City of Sioux City’s Historic Preservation Commission.

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