Amanda Griffin Executive Director of Marketing
How did you get here?
Ironically I answered an ad in the newspaper. I was the first ever hire by SMS that wasn't a family, friend, past agent, etc. I'm so glad they took a chance on me and I on them. I've lived in Missouri my entire life and can't imagine ever wanting to change that.
What is your favorite part of working at SMS?
Every single day is new, new projects, new agents, new ideas, new team member. Sometimes it gets a little stressful and tricky, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Every member of this team has the real opportunity to create their own niche and progress to the level and job they want.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with / take care of my (1) husband, (3) Mastiffs, (1) evil cat (2), non-evil cats, (25) chickens, (30+ rabbits), (4) turkeys, and (4) ducks on our 150 acre farm. I like reading, overindulging in Netflix, gardening, growing things, crafts, hiking... seems like the list goes on and on.
What can you help agents with?
Most of my day to day is on the back end, making things work and happen you might never even consider... like look at that wonderful wording on the webpage, or hey, this election period tool really helps me get my apps right the first time... that was me. I also create agent marketing pieces that you have requested through your marketer, answer every random question you can imagine, create and manage our internal marketing campaigns, and put together and plan most every seminar, training and advisory council meeting put on by Senior Marketing Specialists. You can pretty much ask me anything, and while I might not be able to answer you or do what you need I can find the right person to get the job done for you.
What should your job title be?
Person who does jobs that need getting done... NOW!
Also see Brittany's response.