Our Team

Dan Hemphill - President

I have enjoyed serving the staffing needs of corporations in Omaha and throughout the upper Midwest for more than 30 years. I joined Robert Half International in 1988 and was promoted to Director in 1993. In 1998, I earned their “Chairman’s Club” award for leadership. In February 2000, I made the decision to “live my dream” and founded Hemphill Search Group, following with Hemphill Staffing Solutions in 2001. I am proud of our team, the progress we’ve made to date, and I am even more excited about our future growth!

I understand that a company is only as strong as the players it has on the field. I am passionate about understanding each client’s business, culture, and growth objectives, so we can identify the individuals who will ultimately help our clients achieve their goals. Our reputation is “on the line” each time we assist a client in hiring a new employee. We take the time to make sure that we have found the “right match” so that each candidate we place is well positioned for success. Since excellence always endures and remains long after cost is forgotten, our team is squarely focused on delivering quality solutions the first time. Because our Firm is built upon a foundation of strong values, I know that taking the “high road” and “doing the right thing” consistently are the cornerstones to lasting business relationships.

I grew up in Griswold, Iowa, and graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. During my undergraduate studies I was a member of the football team and Students In Free Enterprise. I later completed the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I am an active supporter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and I am a proud member of The Association for Corporate Growth of Nebraska (ACG Nebraska). I am a Charter Member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), where I served several years on their Board of Directors. As a Director of the American Association of Finance and Accounting (AAFA), the oldest and largest alliance of executive search firms specializing in the recruitment and staffing of Finance and Accounting professionals, I gain exposure to national issues and trends. I have served as a member of the Alumni Board of Buena Vista University where I am committed to giving back to the students and leadership team of Buena Vista University. I am also an active member of Westside Church in Omaha.

My wife Susie and I have four children, Cameron, Austin, Miles and Carmel.

Bret Reyher - Associate Partner and Senior Staffing Manager

Bret is an accounting professional with experience in both public accounting and the financial management of a manufacturing company.  At Hemphill, Bret’s focus is helping companies select talented individuals for short and long-term projects, and temp-to-hire assignments within all areas of accounting, tax, audit, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and compliance. 

Bret takes pride in his role while investing the time and analysis to ensure he has delivered “the right match - the first time”.  Bret explains that the work is fun and rewarding;  he enjoys utilizing his own experience within accounting and financial management to better understand the specifics of the project or position being filled.  The key to our success is our in-depth understanding of the project that needs to be completed or the position that needs to be filled, then being diligent while identifying the individual who will step in and be successful right away.  It is satisfying to know the individual we selected for the project or position is going to be successful, have fun, and feel a sense of accomplishment while making a real difference for our client.

It is fun coordinating projects for individuals who enjoy the diversity of working in several  industries and gaining valuable experience while moving from one project to another.  Some of the individuals we work with prefer to step into a temp-to-hire position where they are able to settle into the work, culture, and team of a certain company while determining if this position is the right match for them.  Either way, it is very rewarding to help individuals select the position that leads them to a fun and rewarding long-term career with an excellent company. 

Bret grew up in Canyon Texas which is just south of Amarillo.  Bret earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and a Master in Professional Accounting at West Texas A&M University.  Bret started his career in public accounting, then stepped into a leadership role for Texas Farm Bureau where he led a staff, budgets, financial oversight, and lobbying at the state capital in Austin, Texas, and ultimately Washington, D.C.  Bret relocated to Omaha and worked in accounting and financial management for a manufacturing and distribution company before joining Hemphill.  Bret is an athlete and a huge college football fan. He played basketball throughout high school, loves nature, hiking, fly fishing, and the adrenalin rush of skiing the Rocky Mountains.  Bret is an active member of the Omaha Young Professionals, Omaha Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Joslyn Young Art Patrons.  Bret enjoys hanging out in downtown Omaha, and spending quality time in Dundee, Benson, Little Italy, and many of Omaha’s unique neighborhoods.

Susie Hemphill - Staffing Manager

Susie is the leader helping executives in Omaha and Lincoln hire high caliber individuals well positioned for success and happiness within office administration and customer care.  Susie specializes in placing executive assistants, office managers, directors of administration, administrative assistants, and important positions within customer care.   

Susie understands the significant contribution and positive impact an impressive executive assistant, office manager, and administrative professional makes in a company.  Improving the efficiency, organization, and productivity of the top executive or leadership team improves the overall performance of the company because the administrative professional provides the leader with more time to focus on their strengths and most important tasks.

The secret to Susie’s success includes her genuine desire to understand the company, leader, position being filled, and the team which is in need of a new member.  Because she cares and is committed to identifying the right match, Susie is diligent while selecting individuals with successful track records and a commitment to quality.  Susie shared “I am passionate about helping a leader identify and hire an impressive individual into a position where they can do what they are great at within a company and culture where they can be themselves every day. Life is short and we all deserve to be in a position where we are having fun and fulfilled.  I have a lot of fun creating Win / Win / Win outcomes for the leaders who partner with us, to select an individual who loves their new position, and the co-workers who gain a rock star teammate . . . this is important work!”

Susie grew up in Oakland, Iowa; earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  Susie was an educator at Bellevue Public Schools prior to shifting her focus to our family. In the early years, Susie played an important role at Hemphill while focused on administrative support, special projects, and event planning on a part-time basis when her full time focus was caring for four very active children (Camie, Austin, Miles & Carmel).  When our children headed off to college and into the work force, Susie shifted her focus to a full time Recruiting Manager position.  

Susie is an active member of Westside Church, Executive Women International, and she played a leadership role while launching spousal forum groups within The Entrepreneurs Organization of Nebraska.  Susie is an outgoing and ambitious individual who loves engaging with our family and friends.  Susie loves cooking with and for our family, playing games, golfing, spending quality time in the Old Market or Haymarket, vacationing, hiking mountains, canyons, or rain forests, swimming in the ocean, skiing, and cheering for the Husker Football, Volleyball or Baseball teams!  You might find Susie exercising at the gym, working in the yard, gardening, or playing with our two shih tzu puppies.

Tonya Lampe - Controller

Tonya plays an important role in our company while taking ownership for accounting, financial reporting, management reporting, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and special projects.

Tonya started her career with Deloitte where she served as a Senior Auditor.  She was recruited to West Corporation where she progressed to Director of Accounting before stepping out of the demands of a full time position to focus on her family. Tonya now enjoys the flexibility of a part-time schedule at Hemphill allowing her to spend more time with her family.  In addition to her responsibilities at Hemphill, Tonya enjoys serving as Treasurer of the Rohwer Elementary PTO, and as a Teacher of religious education at St. Stephen the Martyr.

Tonya grew up outside of Lincoln, NE and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tonya and her husband Mark have three daughters Madisson, Ellie, and Ava. Tonya and Mark enjoy supporting their daughters athletic and club activities, and enjoying sunshine and relaxation on a beach whenever possible.   

Anna (Bleyhl) Mangels - Director of Administrative Services

Anna takes ownership for all aspects of administrative support, coordination with vendors to ensure all technology, tools, processes and systems are running smooth.  She manages purchasing and provides leadership and training for the administrative team. Anna ensures all administrative systems, processes, and procedures are refined and focused on efficiency. Anna manages special projects, the configuration and management of selection tools, systems, and database management.  Anna assists with research, analysis, and she takes ownership for database integrity, marketing, corporate communication, and event planning.

She takes pride in knowing that members of the Hemphill team have all they need to deliver excellent solutions for the leaders we partner with, all Hemphill associates working at client locations, and the individuals we assist with career management. Anna and her team do a fantastic job of administering the assessment surveys and selection tools that helps Hemphill get selection and match analysis right the first time.  She is passionate about ensuring each guest that interacts with our firm has an excellent experience and knows we genuinely care about them and their career.

Anna joined Hemphill as our Director of First Impressions and thrived while assisting clients, Hemphill associates working at client locations, and individuals we are assisting with career management. Anna was promoted to Director of Administrative Services in June of 2020.  Prior to joining Hemphill, Anna was the Administrative Assistant to the Department Chair & Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Skutt Catholic High School.  Anna earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will earn her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She really enjoyed her experience and learned a lot while participating in the Study Abroad Program at Franciscan University in Gaming, Austria.  When Anna is not in the office, you may find her and her husband Seth playing sand volleyball, traveling (they love international locations), attending concerts, swing and line dancing, cheering on the Husker Football and Volleyball teams, or caring for the cattle or crops on their farm.

Jeannie Harnack - Director of First Impressions

Jeannie is in charge of “first impressions” and is a proud member of the administrative support team at Hemphill.  In this role, Jeannie works closely with all members of the Hemphill team to ensure each guest has an excellent experience, knows we genuinely care about them, and are eager to help.  She truly loves building relationships with clients, candidates, and Hemphill associates working at client locations.  Jeannie manages a wide variety of administrative responsibilities.  She administers the assessment surveys and selection tools that help Hemphill get selection and match analysis right the first time.  Jeannie also completes research, analysis, event planning, and marketing initiatives.

Jeannie is an outgoing individual who enjoys helping others, so her days are filled with opportunities to make a positive impact for our clients, the individuals we are assisting with career management, and Hemphill associates working at client locations.  Jeannie shared “I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life.  We work with individuals at all stages of their careers, from those who are just starting out, to others who have a wealth of experience and prefer the flexibility that consulting projects offer.  Some are proactively managing a search, while others are doing well in their career, yet open to better opportunities.  There is a sense of fulfillment knowing we make a difference while helping them in their journey, including those that are relocating to the area. It’s very exciting every time we create the right match!”

Jeannie grew up in Carroll, Iowa.  She built an educational foundation at the University of Iowa, then moved to Omaha where she was the Executive Director of the Omaha Builders Exchange, before shifting her focus to her family and serving children as a preschool teacher.  Later, Jeannie enjoyed her time in staffing while working in the Human Resources department of Commercial Federal Bank.  Prior to joining Hemphill, Jeannie was an Administrative Assistant then Grants Manager for The Sherwood Foundation.  Jeannie is a Member of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, a proud Mother of Jessica, Jayme, Michael, Maggie, and Mark, and a fun Grandma to Andrew, Alaina, Cecelia, and Lilly.  Jeannie enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, travel, scuba diving, dancing, and girls craft weekends.