VOL. 126 | NO. 87 | Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Bryant Joins RedRover
By Taylor Shoptaw
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
(Photo: Lance Murphey)
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Education: Associate of Arts, Mid-Plains Community College (North Platte, Neb.)
Family: Husband, Rodney Bryant; son, Marshall Smith; step-son, John Michael Bryant; step-daughter, Ashley Bryant.
Favorite quote: “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
Last book read: “The No Complaining Rule” by Jon Gordon. Mike Smith, head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, brought in Jon Gordon every spring to talk to the team and staff, as the author advocates for the power of positive thinking and communication.
Favorite music: Classic rock.
Favorite movie: “Tombstone.”
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Horseback riding.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing. Sometimes on karaoke night I think I can, but after a recent recording of one of my performances, it is clear I cannot!
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing and media relations? When the Falcons opportunity was presented to me in 2004, I was looking to broaden my experience. Jim Smith, chief marketing officer of the Atlanta Falcons organization, offered to mentor me and offer guidance throughout my career path with the Falcons, which ultimately led to the position of marketing manager for the team with a focus on sponsorship and PR.
What drew you to RedRover Co.? RedRover is the only agency I’ve ever heard of that integrates sales training and coaching with marketing and public relations packaged in a way that’s well-suited for small- to mid-sized companies. These companies get the advantage of our firm’s veteran team and Fortune 500 experience without the Fortune 500 price tag.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Being promoted to a marketing manager at the Atlanta Falcons Football Club. Prior to working at the Falcons, I had no sports marketing experience. I learned the business from the ground up, ultimately negotiating multimillion-dollar partnership deals.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Complete diversity in projects and clients. No two days are ever the same.
Marcus D. Pohlmann, political science professor at Rhodes College and the college’s mock trial coach for the past 25 years, has been presented a plaque by the Rhodes College mock trial team expressing gratitude for his years of service. Pohlmann is past president of the American Mock Trial Association and a member of the American Mock Trial Association Hall of Fame.
Daniel Bamrick, food and beverage director at The Peabody hotel, has been elected to the executive board of directors of the Memphis Restaurant Association. Bamrick will serve a two-year term.
Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith and Dr. Mark Shermer have been appointed to the governing board of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.
Michael Hess has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a member of the firm’s Health Law Department and its Drug, Device & Life Sciences Industry Group.
Frank Inderbitzen, assistant parts manager for Delta Material Handling Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services.
Glankler Brown PLLC has been selected as a leading U.S. firm in the areas of real estate and litigation in the Chambers USA 2011 guide. R. Hunter Humphreys and B. Douglas Earthman have been listed as leading U.S. attorneys in the area of real estate and secured lending; Arnold E. Perl in labor and employment law; and Saul C. Belz and Lee J. Chase III in litigation.
Ed Richter has been appointed director of operations for the department of ophthalmology at UT Medical Group Inc. He previously served as director of operations for the departments of medicine and emergency medicine.