In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical Foods better. Meet Betty Jean (BJ) who is an Inside Sales Manager out of our Orlando office. She celebrates 30 YEARS with the company this week!
I have worked for Tropical for 30 years! I manage an inside sales team of 5 inside sales reps, manage the major hotels in Central Florida, oversee our Disney account along with a few other house accounts. In addition, I plan many of the OC quarterly social functions.
Working with customers and the people at Tropical – I love the family-like feel.
Assisting buyers in opening up new outlets in hotels. The most successful project was working with my Territory Manager Jennifer Lewis in setting up the Hyatt Convention Center Market Place. It is one of the biggest market places in Central Florida and we were able to get many of our items in there.
I have a lot of memorable times here at Tropical, but my most memorable time is singing Rolling in the Deep on Fridays whenever we exceed our projections.
To retire and travel the USA. There are many places here that I have never visited.
Bill Gates – a self-made billionaire – who has a heart of gold.
I was in the military when I was younger and was an expert shooter of the M16 rifle.