Celebrating Team Tropical: Jodie

October 9, 2018

Jodie Griffin, Inside Sales Manager

In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical better. Meet Jodie who is our Inside Sales Manager at our Atlanta office. She celebrates 24 YEARS with the company this week!

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

October 10th will be my 24th anniversary with Tropical Foods. I started as a receptionist, went into inside sales and now I get to interact with everyone in our organization in my role as Inside Sales Manager of the Atlanta OC.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job is developing strong relationships with my customers and helping meet their needs.

What project/success are you most proud of here?

Helping to build our sales territory into one of the biggest in the company in the last ten years, helping the Atlanta office grow.

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

When Gar and I both won as Territory Manager and Sales Associate of the year in 2010.

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

Both Atlanta and Tropical as a company to grow sales. And for Gar to retire early.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

There’s nothing I’d rather do. I enjoy Tropical and the fun product lines we have to offer.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Our company founder Mr York. He had a strong work ethic and knew how to get business done.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

I like to work in my yard and sweat, hair pulled up and no makeup.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Sandra Bullock. She’s a strong brunette that’s not afraid to stand up for herself!

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