PEMCO Expands Jacksonville Team with Three New Hires

Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), has added three new business consultants to the experienced staff in its Jacksonville office. Dede Ebelt, Chad Blenden, and Heidi Segona will help support the local business community with human resources, payroll administration, workers’ compensation, and risk management services.

“Jacksonville is home to prominent corporations and organizations,” said Kim Rutledge, regional sales manager of PEMCO’s Jacksonville office. “We wanted to strengthen our team in the region to stand behind businesses as their full human resources staff. Dede, Chad and Heidi are experienced and talented individuals that will help serve our growing client base.”

Ebelt, a native of the Jacksonville area and a graduate of Florida State College, comes to PEMCO with almost 10 years of experience in the PEO industry. She brings a wealth of human resources outsourcing and business development knowledge to help build and foster strong relationships within the growing local business community.

Blenden brings 16 years of experience in executive sales to the team, four of which are in the PEO industry. With an education in business management and his experience in consultative selling to C-level executives, he’ll be an asset to the Jacksonville team.

Segona is a graduate of the University of Memphis and is originally from Melbourne, Florida. She has eight years of experience with human capital management services with specialties in payroll and tax compliance services for small- to medium-sized businesses.

PEMCO, headquartered in Sarasota, is locally and nationally recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in its industry, and has been servicing the professional, medical, contractor, hospitality, service, industrial and nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years. The company has been one of the first Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) in the U.S. to receive a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) designation.

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Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO) has been one of the fastest growing businesses in the PEO industry. PEMCO is a full-service provider of payroll administration, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, and human resource management. Since 1999, PEMCO’s philosophy for becoming one of the largest PEOs in the U.S. has been to “Focus on the Customer” while allowing uncompromising integrity and relentless attention to detail to drive growth. PEMCO is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with additional offices in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa, Florida; and Coppell, Texas. For more information, visit or call 888.925.2990.

Chad Blenden
Dede Ebelt
Heidi Segona