TEAM

Danny Portee, MBA, HCS, CPC, CPRW

President/CEO
For over 20 years, Mr. Portee has been developing and delivering marketing excellence in task-driven, multi-cultural, and global environments. With a consistent record of achievement in promotion and marketing, he has demonstrated the ability to recognize innovation and implement strategic thinking and leadership capabilities in product and segment marketing. He has done so through traditional and non-traditional channels, new program launches, and the development of non-productive territories to markets of opportunities.As the Owner and President of Professional Management Enterprises, Inc. (PME), headquartered in Indianapolis, Mr. Portee provides daily corporate leadership to his staff, while directing and coordinating national sales, new business development, marketing, and customer service. He manages the company budget, recruits, trains, and supervises professionals on his team – all while maintaining a corporate culture of individual cultivation, diversity and innovation. Mr. Portee received his Associate of Science degree from Vincennes University in 1995, his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Oakland City University in 2001, and an MBA in Organizational Leadership in 2003 and Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University in 2010. In 2010, he received his HR Selection and Staffing Certification from Cornell University. Mr. Portee other accomplishments includes earning the Human Capital Strategist certification, Certified Personnel Consultant, Certified Career Coach, Certified Resume Writer, and he’s a board member for Jobs and Prosperity Task Force for American Solutions, and Hoosier Veteran Assistance Program (HVAF).As an enlisted member in the Army from 1983-2003, Mr. Portee served in the capacity of Senior Telecommunications Manager, Recruiter, Sales Manager and Trainer during his twenty years of military service. Portee and his wife Pamela live in Indianapolis, Indiana and have two children.

Yolanda Merritt

Director of Human Resources
Mrs. Yolanda Merritt holds the current position as the Director of Human Resources at Professional Management Enterprises (PME). Mrs. Merritt has been in this role since January 2012. Yolanda has also served in the role of Director of Recruiting from January of 2005 to January of 2012. Mrs. Merritt is highly organized, take charge professional with more than thirty two years of Human Resources and Recruiting experience.

Prior to joining PME, Mrs. Merritt served 22 years as an Active Army Senior HR Manager, providing human resources support to military forces operating in several states with in the Continental United States. Mrs. Merritt has extensive experience as an Army Human Resources Manager to include seven years as one of the Top Recruiters within the United States Army Recruiting Command.

Mrs. Merritt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from University of Phoenix.

Clarissa Nowlin

Controller
Clarissa R Nowlin joined Professional Management Enterprises (PME) in March 2013 and serves as the Controller. She brings more than 30 years of demonstrated expertise in financial planning, reporting and analysis along with accounting/financial/tax experience to the team. She obtained her experience from one of the big 4 accounting firms as well as over 18 years working in the staffing industry, IT specific. She is responsible all aspects of managing and overseeing the accounting and payroll department.

Clarissa graduated from Ball State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. CPA Candidate

She enjoys spending time with family.

William Retherford

Vice President of Operations

Will Retherford has two decades of experience in the IT and consulting fields, with organizations ranging from less than 10 employees to over 100,000, delivering projects and services to the Federal and State government, biotechnology sector, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services market.  But if you ask him what is real occupation, he’d say “I’m an itinerant youth football coach, renaissance man and street corner philosopher”.  Married for 22 years with two children, his primary focus at PME is on what we can do to get 2% better every day.


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Linda Flores Graham

Senior Healthcare Recruiter/ Credentialing Specialist
Linda Flores-Graham has been working for Professional Management Enterprises, Inc. for two years as a Project Manager/Senior Healthcare Recruiter/Credentialing Specialist. Linda graduated from Webster University with a dual Master of Arts in Human Recourses and Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. She has 14 years experience in Management, and 18 years experience in recruitment. Her recruitment experience has been in the following positions: Physicians, Mid-Levels, Nursing, Allied Health, Information Technology, Protective Services, and Miscellaneous Services.

Krista Emmelman

Account Executive
Krista Emmelman recently joined the PME team as an Account Executive. She brings with her a strong background in English, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Krista is an articulate, driven, and diligent professional, and she happily resides with her husband on the South side of Indianapolis.

Kendra A. Burwick

Office Manager/ Recruiter
Kendra Burwick has been a recruiter and office manager for the PME office in Columbia, SC since March of 2015. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston. After spending eight years in various leadership roles in the banking industry, Kendra found a love of human resources. She will complete her Masters in Management and Leadership from Webster University in early 2017 and plans to sit for her PHR certification later in that same year.

Jim Brown

Payroll Specialist
Jim Brown holds the position of payroll specialist at Professional Management Enterprises (PME). Jim started at PME in August of 2016 and brings over 15 years of payroll experience to the organization. Jim holds an associate’s degree in accounting from Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Prior to joining PME, Jim has experience in multi-state payrolls, accounting and human resources. Jim is very involved in his church including a founding member of a prayer warrior group. In his spare time, Jim loves to bake.

Jennifer Pongonis

Accounting/Executive Assistant
Employed by PME since 8/2012

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Payroll Administration and Administrative disciplines. Prior to joining PME, Mrs. Pongonis has worked in the Corporate arena ,Non-profit, and Small Business environment – enabling the combination of big business and government programs to further the promotion of small businesses and to help them succeed. With specific experience in accounting, payroll law, grant specifications, proposal requirements, in-house IT systems, and software aptitude, Mrs. Pongonis brings a “can do” attitude to any environment.

Laketa Gardner

Account Executive/ HR Specialist
Laketa “Portee” Gardner joined Professional Management Enterprises while studying in college. Laketa has held the position of Director of Career Services position with ITT Technical Institute as well as My Computer Career. Laketa has experience in conducting professional development seminars, resume writing, career coaching, and placement of college graduates in their fields of study. Laketa graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors in Telecommunications, and also earned her Master’s Degree in Business from University of Phoenix. Laketa resides in Fishers, IN with her husband and daughter.

Jason Brock

Senior Recruiter

Jason Brock joined PME in February of 2017 as a Senior Recruiter.  He has worked in the recruitment industry for 27 years specializing in staffing, contract, contract to direct and direct hire recruiting.  Jason has worked with Manufacturing, Healthcare, Engineering, Hospitality, and IT professionals throughout his career.  He attended Ball State University until he was introduced to the world of recruiting and then completed his BS degree in Business Administration at ITT in 2006.  In his spare time, he coaches little league softball, baseball, and football to be with his two children, Jaylon and Shayla.  His wife Amanda and the kids love traveling to the South East, riding the wave runner, camping, and their chickens.  


 

Dimitry Beaubrun

Human Resources Generalist

Dimitry Beaubrun recently joined the PME team as the Human Resources Generalist.  With his experience and education, Dimitry has developed a keen sense for Human Resources and Recruiting.  Mr. Beaubrun is a seasoned Human Resources and Recruiting professional with seven years of experience.  Dimitry’s broad experience includes, human resources, payroll, benefits, employee relations, management, and talent acquisition in both small and large businesses. He has been exposed to various business cultures and is a widely divergent professional.  Mr. Beaubrun has experiences in various industries, including health care, and professional services. Dimitry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rockford University, with a major in Business Administration. 


 

Hours

Monday8:30AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday8:30AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday8:30AM - 4:30PM
Thursday8:30AM - 4:30PM
Friday8:30AM - 4:30PM
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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Professional management Enterprises Inc

9245 North Meridian Street,

Suite 210,

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Phone. 3175410200

Email. dportee@pme-indy.com