Meet the Axcet Team

Our award-winning team has astounding tenure building a bedrock of experience ... and we have personality to boot.

President & Founder

Gerald Diddle

Jerry Diddle is the founder and president of Axcet HR Solutions. When he started the company in 1988, he invested everything he had in what was a relatively new business concept called a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). Originally from Washington, D.C., and a graduate of the University of Maryland, Diddle had moved to Kansas City from Detroit just three years prior to starting Axcet.

In his first few years in Kansas City, he marketed and sold franchise businesses, just as he had in Detroit. After learning about the PEO concept from a colleague who had recently established one in Detroit, Diddle believed Kansas City-area businesses could benefit greatly from having a local PEO operation. He built his company based on his “high-touch” philosophy and relationship-oriented approach. He took great pride in personally hand delivering many of his clients’ first payroll checks.

Human Resources & Benefits

TEAM

We’re big fans of people. People are our jam. Did we mention that we’re all about the people?

Jeanette Coleman Director of Human Resources Axcet HR
Jeanette Coleman
Director of Human Resources
  • Masters in Human Resource Management
  • SPHR & SHRM-SCP certifications
  • 16 Years with Axcet
  • Spends spare time as the activity director for two busy boys
Sarah Senior Human Resources Consultant Axcet HR
Sarah
Senior Human Resources Consultant
  • SPHR & SHRM-SCP certifications
  • 10 years with Axcet
  • Rock Chalk Jayhawk
Sherri Senior Human Resources Consultant Axcet HR
Sherri
Senior Human Resources Consultant
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • SPHR & SHRM-CP certifications
  • Loves to travel and explore new places
Lacey Human Resources Consultant Axcet HR
Lacey
Human Resources Consultant
  • SHRM-CP certification
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Loves lake life and beach vacations
Laura Human Resources Consultant Axcet HR
Laura
Human Resources Consultant
  • Bachelor’s in Management & HR
  • SPHR certification
  • DIY home décor enthusiast
Trevor Human Resources Consultant Axcet HR
Trevor
Human Resources Consultant
  • PHR certification
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Coaches CrossFit classes
Samantha
Samantha

Human Resources Coordinator

  • Graduate of the University of Kansas
  • Bachelor's in Marketing with an HR concentration
  • Loves country music and shopping
Michelle Rider Benefits Billing Administrator Axcet HR
Michelle
Benefits Billing Administrator
  • Bachelor’s in Family and Consumer Science
  • Loves live music and concerts

Payroll Administration

TEAM

We love payroll, cinnamon rolls, roller coasters and our role helping our clients.

Jo McClure Axcet HR
Jo McClure
Director of Payroll Administration
  • 19 years with Axcet
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation (CPP)
  • Bachelor’s in English
  • Passionate about working with youth at her church
Andrew Senior Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Andrew
Senior Payroll Administrator
  • 17 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Go Wildcats! Go Royals!
Bill Stevens Senior Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Bill
Senior Payroll Administrator
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation (CPP)
  • Greater Kansas City Chapter, APA, Board of Directors; 2019 Secretary-elect, 2020 Secretary
  • Former country music singer and a tornado chaser
Jenifer
Jenifer
Senior Payroll Administrator
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation (CPP)
  • 13 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Loves live music
Tammy Senior Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Tammy
Senior Payroll Administrator
  • 15 years with Axcet
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation (CPP)
  • Loves American muscle cars
Herman Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Herman
Payroll Administrator
  • 12 years with Axcet
  • Sings tenor in his church choir
Jennifer Payroll Coordinator Axcet HR
Jennifer
Payroll Coordinator
  • 9 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Also a Taxi driver for three active children
Crystal Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Crystal
Payroll Administrator
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation (CPP)
  • 15 years of payroll experience
  • Loves gardening
Kelly Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Kelly
Payroll Administrator
  • 12 years of payroll experience
  • An Atchison, Kansas, native and fan of pioneer history
Chad Payroll Administrator Axcet HR
Chad
Payroll Administrator
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation (CPP)
  • 13 years of payroll experience
  • Michigander: Go Blue!

Risk Management

TEAM

We do everything we can to keep our clients safe. Because friends don’t let friends run with scissors.

Steve Donovan Director of Risk Management Axcet HR
Steve Donovan
Director of Risk Management
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • 22 years with Axcet
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
  • Newest hobby is kayak fishing
Anne Claims Manager Axcet HR
Anne
Claims Manager
  • 18 years with Axcet
  • 26 years of claims experience
  • Enjoys traveling with spouse
Donna Risk Management Coordinator Axcet HR
Donna
Risk Management Coordinator
  • 19 years with Axcet
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Loves to travel with her husband and enjoy other cultures
Randy Safety & Health Consultant Axcet HR
Randy
Safety & Health Consultant
  • 8 years with Axcet
  • 17 years of safety experience
  • Loves to travel and play golf

Business Development

TEAM

We’ll meet you on Zoom. We’ll meet you at noon. Wearing a coat or in a boat. Let’s talk.

Derrick Love Director of Business Development Axcet HR
Derrick Love
Director of Business Development
  • 10 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Management
  • Trained lyricist
Jeanne
Jeanne
Business Development Manager
  • President's Club Award winner with AFLAC
  • Master's in Education
  • Fanatic about her dogs, the Kansas City Chiefs, and travel
Vince
Vince
Business Development Manager
  • 18 years of professional sales
  • Bachelor's in Social Science
  • Enjoys traveling and is an avid Jayhawk fan
Blake
Blake
Busiiness Development Manager
  • Three-time winner of Summit Council for Sales Excellence
  • 25+ years’ sales experience
  • Avid fisherman and home chef, proud K-State alum

Accounting

TEAM

We’re crunching the numbers and checking them twice to be sure the financials make cents.

Johnna Johnson Controller Axcet HR
Johnna Johnson
Controller
  • 12 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Go Big Red!
Becky Accounting Assistant Axcet HR
Becky
Accounting Assistant
  • 12 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Enjoys painting along with Bob Ross videos
MaryBeth Tax Accounting Specialist Axcet HR
MaryBeth
Tax Accounting Specialist
  • 14 years with Axcet
  • Go Chiefs! Go Royals!

Administrative

TEAM

Words that describe us are efficient, smooth and on schedule. Which means we probably already finished that task … yesterday.

Sharon Hindman Business Development Administrator Axcet HR
Sharon Hindman
Business Development Administrator
  • Associate’s Degree of Arts
  • 16 years with Axcet
  • Loves to spend time with family, travel, and hiking
Nancy Clarke Administrative Assistant Axcet HR
Nancy
Administrative Assistant
  • Associate’s Degree in Business
  • 13 years with Axcet
  • Loves to dance

Information Technology

TEAM

We keep Axcet turned on, plugged in and booted up – ready to serve our clients.

Andrew Spidle Director of IT Axcet HR
Andrew Spidle
Director of IT
  • 12 years with Axcet
  • Masters in Accountancy
  • 23 years of IT experience
  • Enjoys sailing and building electronic toys
Andy Gampher Senior Systems Administrator Axcet HR
Andy
Senior Systems Administrator
  • 14 years system admin experience with Axcet
  • Enjoys smoking BBQ and reading
Dawn Senior Business Systems Analyst Axcet HR
Dawn
Senior Business Systems Analyst
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 17 years of IT experience
  • Discovered IT skills translate well to baking
Mary
Mary
Business Systems Analyst
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • 19 years of HRIS experience
  • Loves live music and great concerts

Marketing

TEAM

We create content that tells stories, builds relationships and sparks new ideas.

Beth Foulk Axcet HR
Beth Foulk
Marketing Director
  • Masters in Business Administration – Marketing
  • 22 years B2B marketing experience
  • HubSpot certified
  • Genealogy Evangelist
Gerald Jerry Diddle President and Founder Axcet HR

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