Movin’ On Up takes pride in recognizing outstanding Express Employment Professionals associates who’ve been acknowledged by one of our Express offices. Every associate we put to work has a story to tell, and we want to celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals who come to work for us.
This month’s associate spotlight recognizes an associate who is as hard-working as he is talented – Lonnie Cain from the Springfield, IL, Express office.
Lonnie has been an Express associate since 2006. As an associate, Lonnie drives doctors from local hospitals to outlying communities and is a shining example of the Express culture. When he’s not working, Lonnie enjoys using his talents as an artist to create one-of-a-kind artwork.
More than 20 years ago, Lonnie began to paint. After he submitted a sketch to an advertisement in the back of a magazine, Lonnie began taking home art courses that soon transitioned into lessons from professional artists. Now, Lonnie shares his art knowledge as a teacher in Springfield.
Using both oil paints for rich colors and acrylics for ease of application, Lonnie draws on his faith for much of his work. He often paints objects from nature, like birds, flowers, turtles, foxes, and his pet cat, because he sees nature as a very religious element. In fact, Lonnie even has a unique signature for his work. Above his name, he always paints a small red cross.
Lonnie is also a great example of how spending time working on your hobbies and skills can really pay off. Through June 16, Lonnie’s artwork will be on display and for sale at the Prairie Art Alliance Gallery in downtown Springfield, IL.
Express is proud to have you working for us, Lonnie! We wish you the best of luck with your exhibit.
If you’re an Express associate or know an associate who would be a great candidate for our associate spotlight, let your Express office know. And, if you work with an Express associate you’d like to feature on Movin’ On Up, let us know in the comments section below.
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