As VP of franchising for Express Employment Professionals, David Lewis oversaw the addition of 88 franchised offices in 18 months, making it the fastest-growing franchised staffing firm in North America and helping it become the seventh-largest staffing firm in the U.S. Lewis promoted the benefits of the staffing industry to the political leadership of one of the fastest-growing states in the country as an advisor on workforce and economic development matters to two Oklahoma governors. He is the bestselling author of The Emerging Leader: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership, which promotes the positive impact of the staffing industry.