Jill Pope

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Imperial Distributors, Inc.
Account Manager

Years with company: 25 years in the industry – 1 year at Imperial Distributors and 24 years at Acosta Sales and Marketing

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: I attended multiple training seminars and completed online courses to further my education and skill sets.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have several mentors throughout my career who have taught me to have patience; focus my energy to be more productive; make the best use of my time; and to have a solution to a problem before you present it.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? I am proud of my ability to maintain my Integrity. It defines who I am and gains me respect from peers, colleagues, and acquaintances. Most of all, I am proud that I can balance my career with my family values and stay active in my kids’ lives.

Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?  I took a risk last year by leaving 24 years at Acosta Sales and Marketing and stepping into a new company and a new role that challenges me to step outside of my comfort zone in order to further my career.

Most challenging part of your job: A large challenge for me is being able to balance my customers’ needs, my career, and my home life. I sacrifice my time to ensure that I am meeting the needs of others and sometime forget to meet my own needs.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Keep your integrity intact. Your reputation of who you are and how you perform will follow you. Never burn your bridges; maintain good rapport with current and past employers; and know that challenges will build character and define who you are.

Hobbies: I enjoy going to antique shops, flea markets, decorating my home for each season, and entertaining friends and family. Most of all, I love to give my husband “honey-do-lists” and cheer on my two sons.