We are excited to introduce you to our new (and very first!) Business Development Manager, Dawn Sparks! She is a native Hoosier and has been in sales and marketing roles for almost 20 years.
Dawn's natural curiosity and authentic approach to building relationships, as well as her stellar follow-up skills, made her a great fit for taking our business development process to the next level. She spent 12 years selling media, working with every type of business & industry, and is a firm believer that sales and marketing work hand-in-hand.
Dawn is very active in the community, volunteering with Girls, Inc. and Gennesaret Free Clinics and also serving on the board of Stopover. She has also taken three missions trips to Zambia with Horizon International. She is a huge Miami Dolphins fan, starting way back with a crush on Dan Marino, which grew to a general love of the whole team, and is "all in" every Sunday for her team. Connect with Dawn on Twitter: @sparksfly712.
What are some of your interests & hobbies? I love films – real films, like dark films with lots of character development. I love to read, especially anything by Chuck Klosterman. I'd read his laundry list. I love his packet of "Hyper-theticals." They always lead to interesting conversations.
What do you love about Indy? It's my home! It's a great big city in a small area.
What kind of music do you like? I'm pretty eclectic. I always clean my house listening to the Rolling Stones, and love old rock, 90s alternative, anything Chris Cornell, but right now, I'm listening to a lot of Sleeper Agent.
Favorite site on the interwebs? I love Twitter! I recently discovered Medium – lots of great content there – and am often on The Guardian. I'm a bit of a news junkie.
What else do you want people to know about you? The most important things to me are my faith, my family (I have 2 adult children and 1 teenager) and football. Sunday is my favorite day of the week because it involves those 3 things!
Write the first thing that comes to mind with each word:
sandwich: Sloppy Joes
Broad Ripple: Alley Cat