Meet the Team
Linda JordanFounder and CEO
William R. (Bill) Hibbs IIVice President of Human Resources and General Counsel
Becky BlaylockRegional Sales Director
Anthony TheodorosRegional Search Director
Yoany TorresAustin Branch Manager
Karen BarnesCorpus Christi Branch Manager
Sunny MyersSan Antonio Branch Manager
Tannice WiederkehrHouston Branch Manager
Connie LealTraining and Operations Manager
Amanda QuirkMarketing Director
Founder and CEO
Linda Jordan is the founder and C.E.O. of L. K. Jordan & Associates. She served as President until 2017, when her daughter, Leslie, was named President. She studied Library Science at Texas Woman’s University and Our Lady of the Lake College. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant and a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist. Linda currently serves as President Elect of the Board of Directors of the USS Lexington. She is also an Advisory Director of Frost Bank and is on the Foundation Board for Christus- Spohn Hospital System. She is Past President of the Corpus Christi Executive Women International and Coastal Bend Society for Human Resource Management. She is also a member of National Association of Personnel Services and American Staffing Association, Executive Women International, Pan American Round Table, Cotillion Alegre and the Driftwood Garden Club. Linda and her husband, T. Frank Smith IV, share one daughter, two sons and eight grandchildren. She enjoys reading, photography, traveling with her family and walking with her friends in Cole Park. An interesting fact most people don’t know is that Linda lived in Alaska for several years, where she did snowmobiling, cross country skiing, salmon fishing and hiking. She managed the Rendezvous Gallery, the largest art gallery in Alaska, and also worked for Hoppy Harrower, a world- renowned hunting guide, planning dahl sheep and bear hunts in Alaska.
Leslie Jordan joined L.K Jordan & Associates in September of 1999. She started the Houston Branch of L.K. Jordan & Associates and became the Branch Manager of that division. From 2002 until 2016, Leslie served as Vice President of Operations. In January 2017, she was named President and Partner. She is responsible for the strategic management and development of all Branches within the company. She bridges communication between operations and sales to ensure clients receive customized solutions, quality candidates, reduced cycle-to-hire time and an overall positive buying experience. She works directly with all levels of Management to position the company for sustained and continued growth. Leslie has twenty two years of Staffing Industry experience and four years of experience in Corporate Recruiting. Prior to joining L.K. Jordan & Associates she was Operations Manager at Burnett Personnel.
In addition to her current role as President, Leslie is currently engaged in leading her daughter’s class as a Grade Level Advisor to participate in volunteer activities for the West Houston Chapter of the National Charity League.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Leslie graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Business Management. She was awarded her CTS certification in 2000, CERS certification in 2016 and her CPC certification in 2017. She volunteers with Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure as well as the Texas Wildlife Rescue Association. Leslie is married and enjoys spending her time with her husband and three daughters.
Rita is the company’s Controller, she manages all financial reporting for each branch location as well as the VMS Department. She has been with L.K. Jordan for over 13 years overseeing the growth of the company. Prior to joining the L.K. Jordan team she was a Chief Accountant for a manufacturing company and an Auditor for a CPA firm. Rita is responsible for all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as well as overseeing all aspects of the accounting and payroll department for the company with multi-million dollar annual sales. She has her Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. On her off time, she enjoys giving back to her hometown of Corpus Christi through community service and is an active member of The Corpus Christi Rotary Club. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and their two teenage daughters.
William R. (Bill) Hibbs II
Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel
Bill is the Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for L.K. Jordan & Associates and has been for the previous 12 years. He has a wide array of extensive executive, human resources and legal expertise. He has provided strategic human resource leadership for the company, developed and implemented numerous human resource policies, programs and services such as recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations and employee events. Before working for L.K. Jordan & Associates, he was an Attorney at Law in private practice for over 25 years. He has a Doctorate of Juris Prudence as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University. He likes to spend his personal time scuba diving with his best friend, his wife, Vickie.
Regional Sales Director
Becky is the Regional Sales Director. She is responsible for driving and achieving regional sales quotas across multiple industries through all sales channels. She supervises the field sales activity for all Business Development Representatives through all branches, and assists them with identifying, developing, and strengthening client relationships. Becky is responsible for the expansion of existing business, identifying new business, and helping branches grow to meet client needs and growth goals. Prior to this role, she was the Corpus Christi Assistant Manager and has over 20 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry both recruiting and selling. In addition to working for L.K. Jordan, she also has experience working for two national staffing firms. Becky graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Exercise & Sports Science with teaching certificates in Dance and Special Education. She has been certified by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) as a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist as well as Certified Personnel Consultant. Since then, she has won numerous accolades within and outside of L.K. Jordan such as the L.K. Jordan Presidents Club Winner, Texas Association of Personnel Consultants, and Houston Association of Personnel Consultants. Becky has been married for over 19 years and has 2 daughters. She is actively involved in her children’s school volunteering through the PTA and sporting activities her daughters are involved in. Becky also volunteers her time at VICTORY/American Cancer Society. She is a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Houston, Alumni of the Delta Zeta Sorority and Alumni of Strutters at Texas State University.
Regional Search Director
Anthony is the Regional Search Director and has over 10 years’ experience in Contingent and Retained Search across two continents. His department has several top performing Executive Search Consultants with specializations in engineering, manufacturing, construction, medical (clinical and non-clinical), public accounting (tax, audit, and advisory), corporate finance, banking, mortgage and title. Anthony handles full cycle recruiting in order to fulfill client’s needs, interviews and screens applicants to place them in various industries according to experience and skill level. Prior to this position he has held senior titles at large Regional & Fortune 500 Recruitment & Search Firms. Anthony graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) and Bachelor of Science (Business Management). He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) from the National Association of Personnel Association and is a member of multiple professional associations including the Texas Land and Title Association (TLTA), Texas Bankers Association (TBA), Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS), the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) & American Staffing Association (ASA).
Austin Branch Manager
Yoany has over 18 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry. She is currently the Austin Branch Manager where she oversees recruiting and sales operations for the city. In addition, she manages and mentors internal staffing employees and grows sales by implementing strategies for the Austin territory. Yoany is a Certified Personnel Consultant and a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University. She is Alpha Delta Pi alumni and a former Kilgore College Rangerette. Her passion is building relationships and helping in her client’s successful growth.
Corpus Christi Branch Manager
Karen started her career with L.K. Jordan in 2000. She has been the Corpus Christi Branch Manager for 12 years. Her 18 years of hands-on experience with staffing and direct hire has supported local area businesses with their temporary, temp-to-hire, professional, administrative and industrial talent needs. She attended Del Mar College for a Business Administration degree. Her certifications include Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) from the National Association of Personnel Services. Building strong teams are the trademark of her career. Under her management, the Corpus Christi branch continues to celebrate the achievement of aggressive performance goals including LK Jordan’s President’s Club. Outside of LK Jordan she is the Membership Director for the Corpus Christi Chapter of Executive Women’s International (EWI). Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two grandchildren and three rescue dogs.
San Antonio Branch Manager
Sunny is the Branch Manager for the San Antonio office, where she oversees the daily operations of the branch. From assisting with recruiting, to client relations and training, Sunny strives to build long-term professional relationships with our clients and candidates. She has 17 years of industry experience and appreciates the fast-paced nature of the staffing industry and is extremely committed to her staff and clientele. Hiring the right people is very important to every client and Sunny’s team goes the extra mile to find the right match for every job. Sunny graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She participates in various organizations in the San Antonio area and is currently the Past President of the Professional Teleservice Management Association (PTMA). In addition, she is a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS). Sunny lives in San Antonio with her husband Paul, two children, McKinley and Maverick. Besides spending time with family, she loves taking road trips, cooking and listening to live music.
Houston Branch Manager
Tannice is the Branch Manager for the Houston office. Here, she manages the daily operations of the branch and while successfully ensuring that short and long term branch goals are met. She is a dedicated staffing professional with over 13 years of experience in the industry. Her experience includes: management, recruiting, client and employee retention, employee relations and account management. Tannice is very knowledgeable with all faucets of recruiting, hiring and placing professional and industrial employees for various industries. Before she was the Houston Branch Manager, she was a Staffing Supervisor, Senior Staffing Consultant, and a Branch Manager at a different staffing agency.
Training and Operations Manager
Connie is L.K. Jordan’s Training and Operations Manager. She serves as the company’s primary liaison between the company and various software/technical providers. She builds ongoing training classes based on team needs, helps with scheduling continuing education, assists branch operations in quality control, and streamlines procedures within the company to facilitate efficient operations. She has over 28 years of experience in sourcing and recruitment, onboarding and retention, benefits administration, staffing, training and development and project management. She has a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas A&M University and has a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, relaxing, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Amanda is the Marketing Director for L.K. Jordan and Associates. Her demonstrated experience in the oil and engineering industries have led her accustomed to the high pressure tasks in the staffing field. She creates, coordinates and executes large and small scale marketing campaigns using digital and traditional channels. Amanda manages, maintains and updates all company social media accounts, job boards and review sites that increase each office’s territory exposure to help gain new clients and candidates. She research’s and orders all promotional items for each branch and keeps active with current marketing trends within the staffing industry. She holds a Bachelor degree in English from Humboldt State University and a Masters in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. During her time off, she enjoys taking walks with her husband and two dogs.