Meet Our Team
Jill Herrin, CEO

Jill Herrin


Jill Herrin is a Top 40 LinkedIn recruiter and Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) with over 15,000 direct connections. She is an executive search and placement professional with over thirty-five years of successful recruiting and consulting background, along with thirty years of business ownership. Jill is the founder and CEO of JDResources, Inc.(JDR). Originally from London, England, Jill became a citizen of the US in 1995 and brings the best of both cultures together.


Danny McKinney, Chief Operations Officer

Danny McKinney

Chief Operations Officer

Danny McKinney is the CIO for JDResources; he began his career over 40 years ago as a Computer Operator for a local Memphis cotton company. During the years that followed, he worked for a number of companies with increasing responsibilities. The final position he held in Information Technology was Sr. Systems Analyst for the Unisys Corp. When seeking a change in employment, he spoke with Jill Herrin about finding a new opportunity. During this conversation, she mentioned becoming a Recruiter and, after several weeks of talking, he changed careers. Danny worked as a Recruiter for JDResources for 12 years, during which time he worked on computer related development in the background. As technology grew, it became more time consuming, so Danny became full-time CIO for the company. He has been with JDR for over 30 years now.


Tammy Bell, CFO

Tammy Bell


When Tammy makes a commitment, whether personal or professional, she never gives less than a 100%. She’s the proud mother of a delightful little boy and has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years. Starting at the front desk and working her way through various positions, Tammy has enjoyed learning about the business and using her knowledge in ways that are beneficial to clients and candidates. She feels grateful to be working with a company that utilizes everyone’s individual talents to make sure all succeed. Her position enables her to contribute to JDR’s overall success.

Ada Gresko, BSc., CHRM, CHRP, CMLC, CMNLP Director, Professional and Consulting Services

Ada Gresko

BSc., CHRM, CHRP, CMLC, CMNLP Director, Professional and Consulting Services

Ada focuses on providing our clients with progressive staffing solutions that are results-oriented and deliver exceptional returns. With more than 25 years serving in senior Human Resources roles with large multi-national companies, Ada is able to deliver valuable insight and options for our clients across a full spectrum of Talent Acquisition scenarios, including permanent placements, contract for hire, consulting engagements and outplacement services. Ada has a track record for developing and maintaining strong client relationships and ensuring that our team exceeds client expectations each and every time! Originally from Toronto Canada, Ada has lived in Memphis since 1999 and is actively involved in numerous community and charitable events.


Jill “Jay” Watkins, Recruiter

Jill “Jay” Watkins


Jill has over 20 years of experience in strategic project management, training and recruiting. With extensive experience and a broad range of capabilities, Jill’s attention to detail, candidate servicing capabilities and strategic focus adds immense value in fulfilling our client mandates. Jill is a Certified Life Coach (CLC) and recently completed her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management at the University of Memphis. Jill is passionate about helping others and delivering excellence! She brings an unmatched depth of experience to our recruiting initiatives and outplacement services.


Keith R. Temple, Director of National Accounts

Keith R. Temple

Director of National Accounts

Keith is an award-winning, customer-driven professional with over 25 years’ experience in recruiting and technical sales in computer operational areas to include mainframe computer system operations to cloud computing. Keith started in the Staffing industry in 1994 while joining the new Robert Half International office in Memphis and was awarded Top in Sales for the Mid-South Region in 1995, 1996 and 1997. He then joined American Consulting Group in 1998 as its Director of National Staffing Operations. This success lead to staff augmentation projects with corporations to include Hewlett Packard, 7-Eleven and Nissan Motor Corporation. In 2012 Keith joined JD Resources as Director of National Accounts.
Keith was born in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in business administration from the Fogelman School of Business at Memphis State University where he is a member of the Alumni Association.


Nicole Johnson, Senior Technical Recruiter and New Media Producer

Nicole Johnson

Senior Technical Recruiter and New Media Producer

Nicole has been with JDR since 2003, starting out at the front desk as an Administrative Assistant and eventually working her way up to Technical Recruiter. With JDR, she has found a home and a career. Since becoming a Recruiter, Nicole describes her job as very challenging, exciting and rewarding. She feels lucky to work with so many amazing mentors and provide exceptional career opportunities to her candidates. Outside of work, she has a 2 beautiful little boy who makes her life wonderful every day!


Patty Morrison, Business Development Manager

Patty Morrison

Business Development Manager

I have 25+ years of Business Leadership and Client Management experience. I am passionate about providing excellent customer service and support. I value long term relationships and, as a former business owner and entrepreneur, I know the importance of hiring skilled people. I am delighted to provide JDResources’ customers with the ability to connect and hire the very best talent.


Sharon Fox, Executive Assistant

Sharon Fox

Executive Assistant

Sharon has been with JDR since 2007, and in that time, has worked within many aspects of the company. A self-professed perfectionist, Sharon enjoys challenges, so she loves that in this industry there is always something new to be accomplished. She takes great joy in making sure things are polished and well put together, and this usually shows in her work. Though her most favorite facet of working here is the opportunity for helping others succeed in their careers. An eternal optimist, she takes pleasure in making her work and environment a reflection of the beautiful palette the world has to offer.


Tonya Smith, Administrative Assistant

Tonya Smith

Administrative Assistant

Tonya joined the JDR team in 2015. Experienced Administrative Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Online Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, Microsoft Word, and Third Party Collections. Strong administrative professional graduated from The Hair Design School-N Memphis.