Meet your Corporate Team
Jennifer Landreth President & MemberCorporate, Executive
Jennifer has 18 years of experience within the food service and hospitality industry. She started with LGC as a Staffing Manager in the Indianapolis branch in April 2005. She moved to St. Louis in 2006 to open LGC’s St. Louis market as Branch Manager. After multiple promotions of Area Manager, District Manager, and Director of Operations, Jennifer relocated back to Indianapolis in 2009 when she was promoted to Executive Vice President. Her final promotion to President of LGC Hospitality Staffing occurred in 2012. Jennifer graduated from Purdue University in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management/Human Resources.
Andy Downing Executive Vice President & MemberCorporate, Executive
Andy was born in northern Indiana and grew up in western Pennsylvania, where he graduated high school. He went to school at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, graduating Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, Andy was a flight instructor before spending 6 years piloting for various regional airlines. In hopes of performance-based growth potential, Andy started with LGC in 2006 as a Staffing Manager. He was quickly promoted to Branch Manager and continued up the ranks. Currently, Andy is involved in creating and maintaining the systems to keep LGC a rapidly-growing, efficient, and innovative company.
Rachel Martin VP of OperationsCorporate
Rachel has been working for the company since 2010 out of the St. Louis branch. She began as a Staffing Manager and worked her way up to Branch Manager, Area Operations Manager, and District Manager, until finally accepting the role as VP of Operations and relocating to the Indianapolis Corporate office in July of 2015. Rachel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Forensics at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Rachel has always worked in Food Service and Hospitality at different restaurants before accepting her position at LGC Hospitality. Rachel enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and family on her boat in her spare time.
Nicholas P. Harig Vice President, Business DevelopmentCorporate
As part of LGC’s corporate team, Nicholas serves as the Vice President, Business Development. Nicholas helps target, establish and finalize new national partnerships. Implement new marketing strategies & initiatives. As well as, help expand and grow into new markets. With his leadership and expertise, Nicholas has help LGC grow from 12 offices in 2012 to over 33 offices nationwide and still growing. In 2014, he was awarded LGC’s “Impact Player Award.”
Penne Scheimer Director of Special EventsCorporate
Penne has over 20 years in the hospitality staffing industry. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Penne spent 15 years in corporate accounting and finance for Fortune 100 companies. Penne went on to obtain her MBA from Robert Morris University. She started her own staffing company in 1996. Recognizing her success in Pittsburgh, LGC acquired her company in 2008. Since joining LGC, Penne has held a number of management positions. Currently Penne is the Director of Special Events. She is dedicated to quality and offering clients unparalleled service. She is passionate in her pursuit of excellence in hospitality staffing.
Brianna Maxwell Director of VMS OperationsCorporate
Brianna has been with LGC for 5 years, first starting in the Indianapolis Office as a Staffing Manager then quickly getting promoted to the corporate team as the Director of Vendor Management Systems Operations. Originally from Muncie, IN, she relocated to Indianapolis to earn her degree in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management from IUPUI. Brianna is extremely organized and uses these skills to help keep the VMSs for each office running smoothly. When not in the office, Brianna and her husband can usually be found with their families or supporting the Spirit of Muncie High School Band and Colorguard.
Carlos Garcia Area Training Director (Eastern Region)Corporate
Although new to the staffing industry, Carlos has nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality world. From managing restaurants to helping prospect members chose the ideal membership as a gym sales account executive, Carlos knows the balance between working with clients and managing an efficient staff. Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Carlos earned his Bachelors of Science, majoring in Economics, from Bemidji State University in the small college town of Bemidji, Minnesota. After learning the ropes from some of the most talented staffing managers in the industry in Indianapolis, Carlos was transferred and tasked with leading the Philadelphia branch from its inception as the Branch Manager. Carlos really adopted the LGC way of doing things and did an impeccable job of training the other managers in the Philadelphia branch. Because of this he was promoted to Area Training Director (Eastern Region) where he will be assisting in the training of new managers.
Louis Hanses National Sales ManagerCorporate
Louis has over 10 years’ experience in the staffing industry. He started his career in staffing with a clerical and light industrial staffing firm based in Chicago. He moved on to focus on sales with a national accounting and finance firm, moving his way up through the company to Area Vice President. His experience in sales and training has made him a perfect addition to LGC as the National Sales Manager. In his spare time, Louis enjoys spending time with his family- Nancy, Sam, and Catherine.
Shawnda Trout ControllerCorporate
Joining the company in 2015 as LGC’s Corporate Controller, Shawnda brought with her a diverse background of accounting and finance skills. Growing up in the small town of Winchester, Indiana, she first realized her knack for numbers through her love to calculate customer bills for her family’s business.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Evansville and a master’s in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, Shawnda started her career in auditing with a “Big 4” public accounting firm. Since then she has gained over 15 years of related experience from auditing to corporate finance and reporting, and is able to apply those skills to her position with LGC.
Outside of work, Shawnda is very involved with her two active young boys and enjoys spending time with her family camping, biking, and going on “family adventures” to new places.
Shawnda is devoted to the continued success of LGC and is excited to be a part of this growing company’s team.
Amanda Ortega Executive AssistantCorporate
Amanda graduated from IUPUI in 2013 with her B.S. in Tourism Convention and Event Management. Amanda joined the LGC team as an Assistant Staffing Manager in September of 2013. She was then promoted to Staffing Manager II in March of 2014 where she often travelled to other LGC offices assisting with daily operations and large events throughout the year. After two years working in the staffing and recruiting side of office operations, she began her transition to the corporate team in September of 2015 as the Executive Assistant.
Lindsey Durbin VMS & Accounts Payable SpecialistCorporate
Lindsey began her career with LGC in 2016 as a Corporate Assistant. Before her LGC journey began, Lindsey worked at FedEx as a package handler. She was excited to join the team at LGC in their corporate office to explore opportunities to grow and continue learning. She has taken on a lot of roles and is determined to move up and learn as many things as she can to help advance her career both personally and professionally. Her favorite things about LGC are the growth opportunities and the work family atmosphere! In her spare time, she likes to go on camping adventures with her husband, spend time with her dogs (Bandit and Birdie) and watch scary movies!
Meredith Brown Corporate Operations SpecialistCorporate
Meredith graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Communications in 2014. After graduating, she moved back home to Philadelphia for 3 years and worked in the administration department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She then moved to Indianapolis in 2017 to join the LGC team and start her career as a Corporate Assistant in their corporate office. She is attracted to LGC because of the amazing growth potential, overall team atmosphere and the chance to take her career where she wants it to go. In her free time, she likes to take her dog (Doug) for walks, travel as much as possible with her fiancé, and cheer on any Philadelphia or Purdue sports teams!