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Andrew Lell

Sales
Andrew Lell

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: I love helping my customers get what they need and creating new initiatives to foster growth

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I used to play Trombone in high school and college.

Favorite Quote: You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar

Andy Straus

President & 4th Generation Owner
Andy Straus

President & 4th Generation Owner

Favorite part of the job: The great team of people I get to work with every day.

On my days off, you will find me: Watching my daughters play soccer

Special awards or recognitions: Proud of Goldner being named Distributor of the Year by PPAMS.

Angela Roman

Sales
Angela Roman

Sales

Before Goldner I was: Bartender at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Favorite part of my job: Meeting new people and helping my clients grow their brand

Professional growth & development: My 5 ½ month backpacking trip to South East Asia was the most powerful personal growth and development I could have ever experienced.

Favorite activities: yoga, high interval training, spending time with my family

On my days off, you will find me: at the beach or hiking

You might be surprised to know that I: climbed two mountains before the age of 28 - both exceeding over 12,000 feet above sea level

Favorite quote: The Hardest Part of Getting Started is Getting Started

Guilty pleasure: Reese’s cups

Favorite movie: Bronx Tale, The Beautiful Mind

Personal motto: Everything Happens for a Reason

Ann Fussell

Sales
Ann Fussell

Sales

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: On the water

Favorite Musical Artist: Whitney Houston

Personal Motto: Be honest

Austin Proctor

Warehouse
Austin Proctor

Warehouse

Hobbies: Music, Reading, and Video Games

Favorite food: Sourdough Bread

Favorite movie: Starship Troopers

Ben Brinton

Sales Assistant
Ben Brinton

Sales Assistant

On my days off, you will find me: Spending time with friends and family!

You might be surprised to know that I: Am a Type 1 Diabetic

Hobbies: Music, Video Games, Reading, TV, Watching and Playing Sports, Eating

Guilty pleasure: Anything fried

Dream destination: Greece

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

Favorite movie: Wind River

Favorite musical artist: The Avett Brothers

Bernie Talian

Sales
Bernie Talian

Sales

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I played collegiate basketball.

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: To love what I do every day.

Hobbies: Watching sports and working out.

Brande Brown

Sales
Brande Brown

Sales

Before Goldner I: Owned my own promotional products company.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I used to own a Harley.

Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead.

Brooke Brantley

Sales
Brooke Brantley

Sales

Favorite Part Of My Job: Meeting new people and helping to find solutions to their marketing and incentive needs

Before Goldner I Was: The owner of Accurate Incentive Promotion Inc. in Chattanooga, TN

Special Awards or Recognitions: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award

Christiana Culligan

Sales
Christiana Culligan

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: The relationships I build with my customers

Hobbies: Graphic Design & Tennis

Favorite Food: Sushi

Claudette Pate

Sales
Claudette Pate

Sales

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Making my clients look good!

Area of Expertise: Branding, Marketing, Events

Before Goldner I Was: An event industry professional for over 20 years

Danielle Wagner

Sales Assistant
Danielle Wagner

Sales Assistant

Dannitta Graham

Accounting
Dannitta Graham

Accounting

Favorite part of my job: Learning new things and growing my knowledge.

You might be surprised to know that I: Love directing my church choir and singing

Hobbies: Skating, traveling, and trying different foods

Favorite quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

David Fields

Sales
David Fields

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: I love working on creative projects with my clients.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I have done several commercials and voiceovers over the years. I was also on the show Real People.

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Growing a business from my apartment into a 6000 square foot office and showroom.

Dee Ann Ferguson

Sales
Dee Ann Ferguson

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: Helping create branding solutions for our clients.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I have raised over 10 foster children.

Favorite Quote: Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan

Denise Hayes

HR Manager
Denise Hayes

HR Manager

Before Goldner I Was: An HR Business Partner in the healthcare industry

Favorite Part of My Job: Building and creating long-term relationships with my co-workers

Professional Growth & Development: Project Management Certified (CompTIA Project+)

Donna Bach

Sales
Donna Bach

Sales

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I have a degree in Elementary Education.

Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind.

Dream Destination: Italy.

Donna Cobb

Orlando Office Manager & Sales Assistant
Donna Cobb

Orlando Office Manager & Sales Assistant

Elise Straus

Senior Vice President & 3rd Generation Owner
Elise Straus

Senior Vice President & 3rd Generation Owner

Before Goldner I Was: A High School Teacher of Business Courses

Favorite Part of Job: Interacting With Our Employees

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: My Grandfather and Father founded Goldner in 1951. I began working there in 1982 when my Mother, who was keeping the books manually, broke her shoulder and couldn’t write anymore. Over the years I have worked in almost every job at our company. Today, I am so proud of our building, our management team, the entire Goldner family, and the direction we are headed.

Frances Rogers

Sales
Frances Rogers

Sales

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Having a job that I love!

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I lived in Okinawa for 2 years.

Favorite Quote: Life is short even its longest days – John Mellencamp

Genell Jordan

Sales Assistant
Genell Jordan

Sales Assistant

Favorite Part Of My Job: Seeing my work family each day

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I was in the military

Personal Motto: Be the best that you can be

Janice Lewis

Sales
Janice Lewis

Sales

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Partnering with a great co-worker and team to form GoldnerSports.

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: Playing tennis.

Personal Motto: One kind word can change someone’s entire day.

Jennifer Chance

Customer Service
Jennifer Chance

Customer Service

On my Days Off, You Will Find Me: Crocheting.

Dream Destination: Alaska.

Favorite Quote: Everything happens for a reason.

Jill Neat, CAS

Sales
Jill Neat, CAS

Sales

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: At a cheerleading competition supporting my daughter.

Dream Destination: Tahiti.

Favorite Quote: Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have. – Eckhart Tolle

Jim Straus, CAS

CEO & 3rd Generation Owner
Jim Straus, CAS

CEO & 3rd Generation Owner

Before Goldner I Was: A Buyer at Allied Department Stores.

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Being Recognized for Tennessee Hall of Fame.

Favorite Part of Job: Helping my coworkers achieve their goals.

Joan Conroy

Managing Director
Joan Conroy

Managing Director

Areas of Expertise: Medals, pins, & patches, and a little bit of everything else.

Guilty Pleasure: Spoiling my grandchildren.

Favorite TV Show: Anything on the Food Network.

Judy Matheny

Sales Assistant
Judy Matheny

Sales Assistant

Special Awards or Recognitions: Assistant to top salesperson for 10+ years.

Guilty Pleasure: Dark Chocolate.

Favorite Quote: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

Karen Howell

Sales
Karen Howell

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: Working with my clients to develop the right products for their marketing campaigns.

Area of Expertise: Medical, Technology, Aviation, & Insurance.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I love fast cars.

Karol Hoffman

Inside Sales/Marketing Associate
Karol Hoffman

Inside Sales/Marketing Associate

Before Goldner I Was: A personal assistant in NYC.

Favorite Part Of My Job: Having the opportunity to speak to so many interesting people and help them with their order needs and issues.

Favorite TV Show: The Office.

Keith Wilson

Sales
Keith Wilson

Sales

Area oF Expertise: Wearables.

Favorite Activities: Sports.

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: With my family.

Kelly Versluis

Sales
Kelly Versluis

Sales

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I was with the Nashville Ballet.

Favorite Activities: Working out and gardening.

Favorite Food: Cake, which is why I love to workout.

Kelly Weatherbee

Inside Sales/Marketing Associate
Kelly Weatherbee

Inside Sales/Marketing Associate

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: Hanging out with my family.

Pets: Golden Retriever named Nala & Cat named Puff.

Dream Destination: Alaska & Ireland.

Kim Amos

Billing
Kim Amos

Billing

Favorite Part Of My Job: My co-workers.

Favorite Activities: Time with my boys, driving my Shelby GT350R.

Favorite Movie: Smokey and the Bandit.

Lanie Cook

Sales
Lanie Cook

Sales

Before Goldner I Was: After graduating from Emory University, I began my career as a high school foreign language teacher – German and French.

Favorite Quote: The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel – these are the things that will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves. – Vince Lombardi

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Introducing a revolutionary idea to college sports conferences: sewing a patch onto uniforms to increase recognition for the conferences.

Laura Moseley

Sales
Laura Moseley

Sales

Favorite part of my job: Developing relationships and finding solutions

Favorite activities: Boating, playing cards, and deep sea fishing

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

Laurie Straus Aronoff

Marketing Director & 4th Generation Owner
Laurie Straus Aronoff

Marketing Director & 4th Generation Owner

Favorite part of the job: Designing creative marketing pieces and hearing that they resonated with clients.

Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate sea salt caramels.

Special awards or recognitions: ADDY Awards for creative marketing pieces.

Leisa Smith

Sales Assistant
Leisa Smith

Sales Assistant

Favorite Part Of My Job: Learning about new products and ideas.

Dream Destination: Scotland & Ireland.

Hobbies: Knitting/Crochet.

Lesley Harris

Sales
Lesley Harris

Sales

Area of expertise:  Sales/Marketing/Print

Favorite part of my job: My clients

Favorite activities: Playing with my two boys

You might be surprised to know that I: have a blue tick coon hound who is Smokey 10 (From the UT Vols) sister

Linda Carr

Sales
Linda Carr

Sales

Lindsey Jones

Sales Assistant
Lindsey Jones

Sales Assistant

Before Goldner I Was: A customer service representative at a call center and a bartender.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I have run 6 marathons…so far!

Favorite Quote: Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake – Henry David Thoreau

Liz Schwartzhoff

Sales
Liz Schwartzhoff

Sales

Favorite Part Of My Job: Collaborating on a new project and following it through from concept to creation. It is exciting to see an idea grow into a tangible product.

Favorite Quote: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: Spending time with my husband and our two great kids.

Megan Link

Accounts Receivable
Megan Link

Accounts Receivable

Favorite Part Of My Job: Helping my customers find solutions to their problems.

Pets: I have a Golden Retriever named Charlie.

Favorite Movie: The Fast and the Furious series.

Michael Barber

GoldnerSports Program Manager
Michael Barber

GoldnerSports Program Manager

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Building relationships and friendships.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I used to teach country line dancing.

Favorite TV Show: House of Cards.

Michael Conaty

Sales
Michael Conaty

Sales

You might be surprised to know that I: Met my wife in the 3rd grade

Favorite quote: If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Michelle Chulock

Sales
Michelle Chulock

Sales

Before Goldner I Was: A D1 NCAA athlete on UT Martin’s Equestrian team.

Favorite Quote: Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently. – Marie Forleo

Favorite TV Show: Friends.

Mike Rhoads

Sales Assistant
Mike Rhoads

Sales Assistant

Pets: Five dogs and a cat

You might be surprised to know that I: dabbled in the Recording Industry

Hobbies: Collecting old Nintendo Games

Mitch Emoff, CAS

Executive VP
Mitch Emoff, CAS

Executive VP

Favorite part of job: Developing people’s talents.

You might be surprised to know: I have written 9 full-length feature films.

Special awards or recognitions: Past President of PeerNet.

Nathan Potter

IT Manager
Nathan Potter

IT Manager

Before Goldner I Was: A student at Belmont University & Goldner’s first intern.

Favorite Part of the Job: Working with people to make their jobs easier (both internal and external customers).

Areas of Expertise: IT, Operations, Systems Integration, Process Improvement.

Paige Hansen

Sales Support
Paige Hansen

Sales Support

When started at Goldner: September 2018

Dream destination: Ireland

Rachel Noland

Compliance Coordinator
Rachel Noland

Compliance Coordinator

Favorite Part Of My Job: Learning new things.

Favorite Quote: Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well. – Philip Stanhope

Favorite TV Show: Friends.

Ricky Garrigus

Warehouse Supervisor
Ricky Garrigus

Warehouse Supervisor

Favorite part of my job: having fun being “Bubba”

Favorite activities: working out, gardening, binge watching

You might be surprised to know that I: have a famous cousin. His name is Carl Perkins from the rock & roll beginnings and sang “Blue Suede Shoes”

Pets: 3 dogs and 1 cat

Favorite quote: “ You’re killing me Smalls”

Robert Smith

Customer Service
Robert Smith

Customer Service

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: Watching sports.

Favorite TV Show: Firefly.

Personal Motto: Life is like a box of chocolates, eat the caramel ones! ~ Forrest Gump

Robin Ogden

Accounts Payable
Robin Ogden

Accounts Payable

Favorite Part Of My Job: I love the variety of my day-to-day.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I love motorcycles.

Dream Destination: Ireland.

Sabrina Kite

Sales
Sabrina Kite

Sales

Area of Expertise: Creativity!

Before Goldner I Was: A crew member in the film & TV industry.

Dream Destination: Angkor Wat – Cambodia.

Sarah Easton

Billing Supervisor
Sarah Easton

Billing Supervisor

Favorite Part Of My Job: I love the people I work with. The fact that we are always growing as a company means that our roles are always growing and changing. This means I can constantly be looking for more efficient ways to accomplish our goals.

Personal Motto: Always leave a place better than you found it.

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate

Shannon Butkus

Sales
Shannon Butkus

Sales

Favorite Part Of My Job: My customers – they are great to work with and I enjoy their long-lasting friendships.

On My Days Off, You Will Find Me: With my teenage daughter if she has time for me, if not on the courts or relaxing with friends.

Personal Motto: Be present in every area of your life.

Stephanie Tanner

Order Follow-Up
Stephanie Tanner

Order Follow-Up

Favorite part of my job: Learning new things, and growing in my career.

Favorite activities: Traveling

Dream destination: Hawaii

On my days off, you will find me: Camping, and spending time at the lake with my family.

Steve Shepherd

Sales
Steve Shepherd

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: I enjoy interacting with my clients and developing personal relationships that end in lasting friendships.

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I minored in Music in college and have served in various churches as Music Minister.

Favorite Quote: No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try. – Yoda

Steve Sumners

Sales
Steve Sumners

Sales

Favorite Part of My Job: Never having seen it all.

Favorite Quote: It’s mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

Greatest Accomplishment At Work: Account Retention.

Terri Witzberger

Controller
Terri Witzberger

Controller

Before Goldner I Was: A Business Manager for Bridgestone’s 2nd Largest Division.

Favorite Quote: Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.

Professional Growth & Development: BS in Accounting, 2005 & Women’s Unlimited Leadership Program, 2015

Tracey Apple

Sales
Tracey Apple

Sales

Favorite Part Of My Job: Creative Problem Solving.

Favorite Quote: There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams, and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. – Washington Irving

Pets: Blue & Shirley, Australian Shepherds.

Tracy Bonds

Sales
Tracy Bonds

Sales

Favorite part of my job: Meeting new people and presenting awesome ideas

Hobbies: Attending sporting events, reading, and going to the beach

Favorite food: Seafood...crawfish, gulf shrimp, crab

Amy Bridges

ePOP Coordinator
Amy Bridges

ePOP Coordinator

Hobbies: Event planning, Graphic Design, Art

Guilty pleasure: All of the sweet treats and reality TV!

Dream destination: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Angie Smith

Administrative Assistant
Angie Smith

Administrative Assistant

Favorite Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted”

Guilty Pleasure: Naps

Personal Motto: The Golden Rule: Treat others as you want to be treated.

Omari Booker

Event Coordinator
Omari Booker

Event Coordinator

You Might Be Surprised To Know That: I am a professional artist.

Favorite Quote: How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it. – Jim Valvano

Before Goldner I Was: On the basketball team at Tennessee State University while receiving a B.S. in Graphic Design

Career Opportunities

Are you driven to succeed?

At Goldner Associates, we empower our employees to achieve their full potential.

Our corporate culture promotes teamwork, integrity, and employee satisfaction above all else. Goldner offers competitive compensation and benefits, including:

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and additional Supplemental Plans available.
• 401K Match
• Flexible Work Options (Schedule & Location)

For more information, see job openings below and contact hr@goldnerassociates.com to apply.

Click For Current Employment Opportunities

Sales Representative

Goldner Associates is seeking to hire top talented sales representatives to add to our team. We are looking for outstanding individuals who are enthusiastic, responsive, self-motivated and interested in working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will have a base of customers or network of people involved with purchasing for their organizations.

Job duties include prospecting and relationship building, working with customers to identify their needs, sourcing products from our extensive manufacturer base, presenting creative ideas, initiating orders, and after market servicing. A history of past successful sales experience must be illustrated. Experience in the promotional products industry is a major plus.

Benefits:

Health Insurance
401K with match
Expense allowance
Salary, commission, and bonus opportunities

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@goldnerassociates.com

Program Manager

Goldner Associates is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and organized Program Manager.

This role is responsible for supporting client online store programs by creatively solving problems for the client; building and maintaining corporate relationships. Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are necessary. This position manages a team of five employees and is a part of the leadership team. Responsibilities are as listed below:

  • Kitting/Fulfillment coordination and pricing
  • Day to Day management of workflow
  • Key client relations
  • Planning/Goal Setting/Measuring key metrics
  • Managing people
  • Process Improvement
  • Liaison with other departments
  • Training
  • Program Set up/create operational guidelines-online stores-web based
  • Program Needs analysis
  • Marketing (assist)
  • Merchandising (assist)
  • Inventory management
  • Web site upkeep
  • Documentation of processes/Detail Management
  • Report generation
  • System upkeep (Lakeshore definitions)
  • Scheduling/record keeping

Experience required: Minimum 3 years managing/supervising a team. Must have experience supporting a large client or multiple customers in a sales support or program support role. Project management experience is a plus. Must have intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office including Excel. Customer service experience is required.

Goldner Associates offers competitive pay and a full range of employee benefits including a generous time off policy, medical, dental, vision, 401K and life insurance.

Goldner Associates is an EEOC employer.

Job Type: Full-time, salary.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@goldnerassociates.com

Program Coordinator

Goldner Associates is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and organized Program Coordinator.

This role is responsible for supporting a large client gift program by creatively solving problems for the client; building and maintaining corporate relationships. Primary duties include sourcing products, creating quotes, creative project management, order management from entry through delivery, working with factories to organize artwork and direct shipments, and communicating details to customers. Additional duties include supporting the team with product research, coordination with accounting, creation of presentations, e-flyers and other administrative tasks as needed. Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are necessary. This position is also responsible for the roles/responsibilities of a Sales Assistant as listed below:

  • Order management
  • Clarify order details with vendors
  • Changes to order & relay info to all parties involved
  • Proof approvals
  • Ship date issues
  • Stock issues
  • Communicate with vendors to check status of order, proofs or ship dates
  • Returns and replacements
  • Resolve problems with orders * Coordinate information between reps & order entry
  • Coordinate information between reps and art department
  • Coordinate information between reps & accounting
  • Research discrepancies, gather missing information so order can be invoiced
  • Review open order reports for old orders that have not been invoiced
  • Obtain credits and missing invoices * Research product
  • Create presentations
  • Quotes (vendor & customer)
  • Order & return samples
  • Assist customer via phone & email

Experience required: Minimum 3 years supporting a large client or multiple customers in a sales support or program support role. Project management experience is a plus. Must have intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office including Excel. Customer service experience is required.

Goldner Associates offers competitive pay and a full range of employee benefits including a generous time off policy, medical, dental, vision, 401K and life insurance.

Goldner Associates is an EEOC employer.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@goldnerassociates.com