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Let’s Learn About Lincoln, Nebraska and Celebrity Staff!


This month’s feature blog is about the Celebrity Staff Lincoln team. I have enjoyed sharing some fun facts about each of our cities and teams and I hope you enjoy reading this latest edition!

The city of Lincoln is home to award-winning actress, Hillary Swank, and our very own award-winning Prom Queen, Senior Recruiter, Jill Warren! Both share a love of sports. Jill competed in collegiate volleyball and Hillary competed in swimming at the Junior Olympics. It is no surprise that Jill is often our top producing Recruiter.

Name changes can happen to a city, just like a person. Lincoln’s original name was Lancaster, after a salt mine owner’s hometown in Pennsylvania. It was later renamed after President Lincoln. Lincoln’s name change is something Celebrity Staff Account Manager, Roger Pieper, can relate to! Roger was originally born Roger Shields, and then became Roger Wagner when he was adopted at age 12. Later in life he changed his name to Roger Pieper (his mother’s maiden name).

Lincoln is very proud to boast that on Husker game days when all 92,000 seats are full, Memorial Stadium holds more people than any Nebraska city except Omaha and Lincoln. Celebrity Staff’s Staffing Assistant, Laura Bjerrum, has the same sense of pride in her side hobby as a Licensed Nail Technician, and she should be. Laura’s sense of style and art makes her a highly sought out artist, just as fans seek out seats at Husker games!

Charles Lindberg and Senior Account Manager, Angie Smathers, have something in common – an interest in flying! Charles Lindberg learned to fly in Lincoln, NE after dropping out of the University of Wisconsin. He flew at the Nebraska Aircraft Corporation flying school in 1922 and worked in the area as an airplane mechanic. After college, Angie wanted to be an airline flight attendant and was planning to move to Dallas, TX. Before the move she met her husband and stayed in NE. She admits today; she is thankful for meeting him stating she, “Can’t imagine doing that job now!”

Most people enjoy learning about the extraordinary, and you can do just that at one of Lincoln’s several unique museums and getting to know Account Manager, Vivian Clough! Lincoln is home to some interesting places to visit including the National Museum of Roller Skating and Museum of American Speed. If you spend some time with Vivian, you will learn that she is double-jointed and she can use her toes to pick things up and carry them around like hands! It’s certainly an extraordinary…feat!

The next time you are in need of a recruiting and staffing firm to help your company identify top talent or are in the market for your next outstanding career move, look no further than the talented and diverse Lincoln team of Celebrity Staff!

Patty North, CPC, SPHR, Celebrity Staff General Manager
As the general manager of Celebrity Staff, a leading staffing and recruitment firm, Patty North has assisted organizations across a four-state region with the development and implementation of best practice strategies in the areas of talent acquisition and talent management. Her collective insight and expertise on workforce planning, garnered from her 19 years in the staffing industry, has enabled clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations to improve performance and gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets. Patty has served as an Advisory Board member of ICAN (Institute for Career Advancement Needs), is a past-president of the NE Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NAFCS), and has been a guest speaker at the University of Nebraska – Omaha on topics ranging from resume writing to interviewing. Patty has also been a guest presenter at Women’s Leadership Conference and break-out session presenter at the Nebraska State Human Resources Association annual conference.

In addition, Patty is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and has her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and Family Sciences.

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