A. Funk is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of
Express Services, Inc., the parent company of Express Personnel
Services, which operates over 400 franchises in three countries,
including offices in 45 U.S. states.
Before founding Express in 1983, Funk gained extensive experience
with ACME Personnel Services, starting as a personnel consultant in
1965 and rising in the company to the position of First Vice
President in 1975. Upon the death of Acme's founder, Funk acquired
the Acme offices in Oklahoma. Funk, with partners William H. Stoller
and James Gray, founded Express Personnel Services in 1983.
Funk presents a prominent profile on the national level. He is a
member of the board of the International Franchising Association (IFA),
and was honored with IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the IFA's
Educational Foundation through 2003. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees and a Charter Honoree of Sales & Marketing Executives
International (SMEI). Funk is an inductee of both SMEI's
International Hall of Fame and the National Association of Personnel
Services (NAPS) Hall of Fame. He is also a former board member of
the American Staffing Association (ASA).
Funk is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (SPU), with a
bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Theology. He
completed graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
and received his master's degree in Business Administration and
Theology from SPU. He holds three honorary degrees: an honorary
Doctor of Public Service degree from SPU, awarded in June 1995; an
honorary Doctor of Law presented by Oklahoma Baptist University in
February 2000; and an honorary doctor of Law presented by Southern
Nazarene University in December 2001.
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