Through her commitment to both employees and clients, Amy knows how to serve as the Payroll Manager. A Dothan native, Amy joined PRemployer in 2008, bringing with her five years of experience. Amy trains, develops and mentors all Payroll Specialists. She oversees them to insure that clients’ payroll runs efficiently, accurately, and is compliant. For her outstanding performance and positive attitude, Amy was chosen by the Executive Team to be a member of the exclusive Circle of Excellence. Amy is certified for Fundamental Payroll through the American Payroll Association. During her time off, Amy loves to watch baseball, and root for the Crimson Tide with her family. Roll Tide and Go Cardinals!!!
Leasing Payroll Lead
Chelsie joined PRemployer in 2010, as an Administrative Assistant, bringing 4 years of payroll and accounting experience to the payroll department. In 2012 Chelsie was promoted to Leasing Payroll Specialist. Chelsie works hard to insure that clients’ payroll and employee benefits are processed correctly and in a timely manner. In 2013, Chelsie earned her Fundamental Payroll Certification through the America n Payroll Association. She was born and raised in Wicksburg, AL and now lives in Dothan. In her spare time she enjoys doing freelance makeup for special events, spending time with family, visiting the beach frequently and cheering on her Auburn Tigers.
In 1991, Jim began his career with Personnel Resources in the Utility Department and eventually began working as both an on and off-site Recruiter. In 1995, he assumed his current role in Safety and Risk Management for the PR Companies. His responsibilities, to name a few, include managing all worker’s compensation, safety training, safety program development Udesign, and accident investigations. Over the past twenty-four years, Jim has built very strong relationships with our clients and been an integral part of this company. Jim has six grandchildren who keep him very busy! He also loves fishing and watching football.
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Chris came to PRemployer in 2001 with years of experience working in Customer Service. A few years after joining the company he moved into Technology. He has been instrumental in pulling together different aspects of technology to meet client’s demands. Some of his accomplishments include: providing a mobile workforce the ability to accurately capture time and job costing data thus saving time and money; developing electronic forms with signature to allow quicker and more accurate hiring of employees; assisted in the development of custom business software for a recruiting firm and more recently implemented a secure email service to protect confidential email transmissions. Working with PRemployer’s Managed Services Vendor who monitors all of the daily computer and network operations of PRemployer and their affiliated Companies, Chris helps to ensure all data and systems are functional and secure.
Chris graduated from Troy State Dothan with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. He and his wife have three children and are active in a local church where they both participate with the Worship services on Sunday mornings.
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Preferred Risk Services
Brook is currently President of Preferred Risk Services. He has over 20 years’ experience in risk management and casualty insurance procurement. His experience includes 17 years as Risk and HR leader for a large transportation company and 3 years as Director of Business Development for world’s largest insurance broker and risk consulting firm.
Brook is a graduate of Auburn University.
Leasing Payroll Specialist
Julia is a recent addition to the PR Employer payroll team. Starting in May of 2015, she brings with her 5 years of payroll experience and over 10 years of administrative assistance experience. Currently she is pursuing her Payroll Certification thru PR Employer. She enjoys the diversity as well as the fast paced nature of PR Employer. Julia was born and raised in Ashford AL, graduating in 2001from Ashford High. She now resides in Dothan AL. When she is not cheering on the Crimson Tide in her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and her family.
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After graduating from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a minor in Accounting, Debbie went to work in Morgan City, Louisiana with Seahorse International. There she was the Assistant Personnel Director in charge of the international personnel division. A few years later her family moved to Panama City, Florida where she went to work for Royal American Management as the Assistant to the Vice President of Accounting.
Debbie started an accounting business in 1987 and remained in that capacity for over 23 years. She then joined PRemployer, Inc. in October 2010 as Controller. PRemployer is a human resources outsourcing firm that helps small and mid-sized companies manage their payroll, human resources and risk management functions. Her staff prepares all client staffing and leasing payrolls, payroll tax reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, corporate financial statements as well as client bookkeeping. In addition, she monitors banking and financial issues. Over the years she has provided hundreds of businesses bookkeeping, payroll, tax and accounting service. Her motto has always been “If I help you succeed, then I will be a success!”
Not only did she work hard, she also volunteered and served the community in Panama City, Florida and Slocomb, Alabama. In Panama City, she was a member of the Northside Rotary Club, served as Treasurer for the Southport Recreation Baseball Association for many years, was a founding board member for the prison ministry (New Attitudes in Jesus Christ), served as a board member for the non-profit organization, Community Development & Planning, and is active in her church as well as PTA and booster clubs. After moving to Slocomb a few years ago, she continued her community service by serving as President of the Slocomb Area Business and Community Association from 2008 to 2010 and volunteers at the East Geneva County Senior Center and the Geneva County Chamber of Commerce.
She has been married to Jack for thirty one years. They have four children and one grandchild.
Staffing Payroll Lead
With almost two decades of experience in payroll and accounting Julie’s talents and expertise are one of a kind to PRemployer. A Dothan native, Julie began her career in banking and accounting, then later went on to own her own flower shop. In her current role, Julie processes staffing and leasing payroll. Holding a certification in Fundamental Payroll from the American Payroll Association, Julie believes in a top level of accuracy and getting things done right the first time. In her spare time Julie likes to read, craft, and knit. But, her true passion lies with floral designing. She loves the water and especially enjoys traveling with her family. Last but not least, she enjoys watching college football. Roll Tide Roll!
Rich Merrell prides himself on hard work, integrity, customer service, creativity, team work and a passion for success. Rich grew up in Napa, California. At the age of 7 Rich started his athletic career in wrestling which continued through college and as a championship collegiate wrestler and after 800+ matches he started his second successful career in sales. Rich brings an amazingly diverse sales background to PRemployer and his experience has no borders. For 8 years Rich worked in sales, management and training in Italy where he conducted business in the Italian language. And in his free time he was part of the Florence wrestling team. This kind of diversity proves to be very effective in sales. He will say “it’s about having a strong sense of perception that makes adapting to different situations invaluable in sales”. Rich is a Christian devoted to God, a family man devoted to his wife and two kids and a company man devoted to the success of PRemployer. Rich is still an athlete who enjoys pushing his body and mind. He loves fishing 100 miles into the Gulf and deer hunting on the family property. Rich is a people person and being around groups gives him energy. Five words you can use to describe Rich are, passionate, energetic, devoted, loyal and honest.
Stacey was born and raised in Hartford/Slocomb, AL. Stacey graduated from Troy University, Dothan Campus with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. She worked at Movie Gallery for 7 ½ years before taking a job at Fort Rucker, AL. She also worked for a government contractor for 7 years before coming to work with PREmployer in 2014. Stacey has learned a tremendous amount about the staffing/leasing business, and knows that there is a lot more to learn. When not at work, Stacey enjoys spending as much time as she can with her son. War Eagle!!!!
Personnel Resources/PRemployer/Preferred Risk Services
Steve has been with PR Companies since 1999. He has served in many different roles and capacities in an effort to support the growth of the company over the past sixteen years. Since 2005, Steve has been Risk Manager and has over ten years of experience in risk management, workers compensation and safety programs, developing client evaluation processes, and database and systems management. Steve has not only showed great dedication and loyalty to the company, but he has also made major contributions to the success of the Risk Management Program. He has two beautiful daughters, Madelyn who is twelve and Emily who is fifteen. He loves spending time with his wife and daughters on their boat, making trips to the beach/lake.
Toni joined the PR Companies team in 2008. She earned her degree in Human Resource Management degree from Troy University and moved to the Wiregrass Area in 2000 with her husband and two boys. Day-to-day, Toni guides clients through the intricate details of HR laws and regulations offering sound advice regarding ACA compliance, performance management, wage and hour laws, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, and disciplinary issues. During her time off, she enjoys going camping, fishing, and hunting with her family.
Nikki was born and raised in Troy, Alabama and moved to Dothan after graduating high school. She began her career in accounting in 1995 working for a local office supply company and shortly after, went on to manage her husband’s business for many years. Before returning to Dothan last summer, Nikki spent several years living in Panama City Beach, Florida working in management for the apartment leasing industry. She’s been with Personnel Resources since early 2016 as an integral part of the accounting team. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.