Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Gerald Diddle, President

Mr. 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, Mr. 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 PEO operation locally. 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

Jeanette Coleman

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Masters in Human Resource Management
  • SPHR & SHRM-SCP Certified
  • 16 Years with Axcet
  • Spends spare time as the Activity Director for two busy boys


  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Loves a good mystery novel


  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Bachelor’s in Management & HR
  • SPHR Certification
  • DIY home décor enthusiast


  • Benefits Billing Administrator
  • Bachelor’s in Family and Consumer Science
  • I love live music and concerts!


  • Senior Human Resources Consultant
  • SPHR & SHRM-SCP Certified
  • 10 Years with Axcet
  • Rock Chalk Jayhawk


  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • SPHR & SHRM-CP Certifications
  • Sherri loves to travel and explore new places


  • Human Resources Consultant
  • SHRM-CP Certified
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Lacey loves living on the farm.


  • Human Resources Consultant
  • PHR Certified
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Coaches CrossFit Classes

Payroll Administration Team

Jo McClure

  • Director of Payroll Administration
  • 19 years with Axcet
  • Certified Payroll Professional Designation (CPP)
  • Bachelor’s in English
  • Jo is passionate about working with youth at her church


  • Senior Payroll Administrator
  • 17 Years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Go Wildcats! Go Royals!


  • Payroll Administrator
  • Certified Payroll Professional Designation (CPP)
  • 13 years of payroll experience
  • Michigander: Go Blue!


  • Payroll Administrator
  • 12 Years with Axcet
  • Herman sings tenor in his church choir


  • Payroll Coordinator
  • 9 Years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Jennifer is also a taxi driver for three active children


  • Payroll Administrator
  • 12 years payroll experience
  • An Atchison, KS native and fan of pioneer history


  • Senior Payroll Administrator
  • 14 Years with Axcet
  • Certified Payroll Professional Designation (CPP)
  • Tammy loves American muscle cars


  • Senior Payroll Administrator
  • 12 years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Jenifer loves live music


  • Senior Payroll Administrator
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Designation
  • Greater Kansas City Chapter, APA, Board of Directors; 2019 Secretary-elect, 2020 Secretary
  • Bill is a former country music singer and a tornado chaser


  • Payroll Administrator
  • 15 years of payroll experience
  • Loves gardening

Risk Management Team

Steve Donovan

  • Director of Risk Management
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • 22 Years with Axcet
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
  • Steve’s newest hobby is kayak fishing


  • Claims Manager
  • 18 Years with Axcet
  • 26 Years Claims Experience
  • Enjoys traveling with spouse


  • Risk Management Coordinator
  • 19 Years with Axcet
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Loves to travel with her husband and enjoy other cultures


  • Safety & Health Consultant
  • 8 Years with Axcet
  • 17 Years of Safety experience
  • Randy loves to travel and play golf

Business Development Team


Derrick Love

  • Director of Business Development
  • 9 Years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Management
  • Derrick is a trained lyricist


  • Business Development Manager
  • 20+ years of sales experience
  • President’s Club sales recognition
  • Avid gardener and baseball fan


  • Business Development Manager
  • 24 years Professional Sales
  • Career success in Strategic Client Solutions
  • Diane loves to scuba dive, snow ski and play golf

Beth Foulk

  • Marketing Director
  • Masters in Business Administration – Marketing
  • 22 years B2B marketing experience
  • HubSpot certified
  • Genealogy Evangelist


  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • 12 years sales experience
  • Visited Cuba!

Administrative Team

Sharon Hindman

  • Business Development Administrator
  • Associate’s Degree of Arts
  • 16 Years with Axcet
  • Loves to spend time with family, travel and hiking


  • Receptionist
  • 19 Years with Axcet
  • Judy loves spending time with her family and friends


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Associate’s Degree in Business
  • 13 Years with Axcet
  • Nancy loves to dance


Johnna Johnson

  • Controller
  • 12 Years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Go Big Red!


  • Accounting Assistant
  • 12 Years with Axcet
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Becky enjoys painting along with Bob Ross videos


  • Tax Accounting Specialist
  • 14 Years with Axcet
  • Go Chiefs! Go Royals!

IT Team

Andrew Spidle

  • Director of IT
  • 12 Years with Axcet
  • Masters in Accountancy
  • 23 years of IT experience
  • Enjoys sailing and building electronic toys


  • Senior Systems Administrator
  • 14 Years System Admin Experience with Axcet
  • Andy enjoys smoking BBQ and reading


  • Senior Business Systems Analyst
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 17 Years of IT Experience
  • Tea Connoisseur


  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • 19 Years HRIS Experience
  • Mary collects Kaleidoscopes