Celebrating Team Tropical – Tracie

June 18, 2019

Tracie Costner, 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 Tracie who is our Inside Sales Manager for Charlotte/DC and is celebrating 20 YEARS with the company.

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

I oversee and provide support to the inside sales reps for Charlotte and DC and I also work with Marc Gregoire to manage our South Carolina territory.

What your favorite part of your job?

I love working for a family-owned company, every day is a new opportunity, and I enjoy helping the great customers we have! I also enjoy sharing the knowledge that I have learned over the years with the sales team and seeing them grow in their positions!

What project/success are you most proud of here?

I won Inside Sales Rep of the Year in 2007! I also helped grow the DC territory to the success that it is today!

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

There are a lot of great memories after being here for so many years! Seeing our CEO John Bauer dress up at our Halloween parties every year and anticipating his costume! All of the holiday parties over the years are some of my favorite memories. Also, our annual Sales & Marketing Conference is something I look forward to every year. It is the one time we can all get together and share successes and ideas!

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

I look forward to helping grow the “new” sales team that we have here in Charlotte and DC and seeing just how much we can accomplish!

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

I would design and flip houses! I love the TV show Fixer Upper!

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

I would choose Ellen DeGeneres as my mentor. She is great at everything she does and looked up to by so many!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

I love to shoot pool!! I played on a pool league for years!

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

Jennifer Aniston

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