Nexstep Welcomes New Team Members

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is thrilled to introduce two exceptional new team members who have recently joined our family. With diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, they bring fresh perspectives and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success.

Sales Support Specialist: Elissa Hensley

Elissa Hensley joined Nexstep in September 2023 as our Sales Support Specialist. Elissa graduated from Park University with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management. Before working at Nexstep, she spent the last 24 years working in the local Utilities Department as a supervisor.

Elissa is married to her husband Darryl of 12 years. They have 6 children: Kaleb, Kourtney, Kameron, Hillary, Hope and Luke. They also have 4 adorable grandchildren, Addilyn, Blake, Hudson and River. In her free time, Elissa can be found running, biking, or hanging out with her grandbabies. She also operates a food truck with her husband, Griddles & Cheese, which specializes in Grilled Cheeses and Tater Tots. Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Erin E. Busch, states “Elissa’s positive energy, professionalism, and enthusiasm make her a great asset for Nexstep. We are thrilled to have her on our Sales team.”

Purchasing Professional: Zach Beebe

Zach Beebe has joined our team as a Purchasing Professional. Zach worked for Nexstep previously as our Head of Receiving. He left to work as an Operation Manager in a local office supply distributor, where he was responsible for multiple departments. He is returning to Nexstep with knowledge and growth.

Zach has been married to his wife Brianna for 11 years and they have 2 boys; Carter, 11 and Oakley, 2. He enjoys spending time with his family. He is also a Chicago Cubs and Fighting Illini fan.

Zach is excited about returning to Nexstep in this new role. He is eager to learn another side of the operation and to help make Nexstep stronger.

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