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Jo Anne Walters - Director of Marketing and Vendor Relations

Specialties: Customer Service, Supply Chain Fulfillment & Communications
Hired: April 19, 2010.

Specialties: Customer Service, Supply Chain Fulfillment & Communications
Hired: April 19, 2010
Jo Anne joins Seidman Hudon Food Brokerage after fours years as a Purchasing Coordinator with Tree of Life, now KeHE Distributors, where her immediate focus was on confirming and expediting PO's and resolving pricing and promotions discrepancies. She worked internally with Buyers, Account Managers, Transportation, Accounting and Receiving to ensure the timely and accurate receiving of Purchase Orders. Externally, Jo Anne aided new Vendors and their Brokers with the set up of vendor accounts into the system. Her eye for opportunities allowed her to play active roles in making many procedural improvements. One being the revising of the national Unloading Discrepancy Report Process and Procedure which provides Vendors with a written report of shortages, overages, damages and other variances of product received versus the PO’s and Bill of Ladings. This process provides vendors support documentation for clarification when related accounting issues arise.

"When first approached by Eddie, I was completely taken off guard...I wasn't even considering a new position nonetheless relocating for one! It only took few conversations before I realized, this [pursuing the opportunity before me to join SHFB] was truly meant to be. In less than one month, I had committed to not only to the position of Director of Marketing and Vendor Relations but moving to South Florida and never looking back. I know this is where I belong."

Originally from upstate NY, Jo Anne moved to northern Florida to pursue employment opportunities and her "side career" as a singer. Jo Anne's first jobs in Florida were as a Cold Store Merchandiser for brokerages based in Orlando and Tampa where she represented principals such as: Gatorade, Snapple, Campbell's, Slim Jim and others. Her need for full time employment guided her to a history that highlights her dedication to Customer Service as she held positions such as Continuing Education Registrations/Reception Coordinator for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and then, Customer Service Supervisor for David Dobbs Enterprises/Menu Designs. She took a few years off to pursue her passion of singing and entertaining further as she engaged her entrepreneurial spirit and launched SlippeDisc Entertainment. Jo Anne was a DJ for special events and weddings, hosted Karaoke and performed singing shows throughout Northeast Florida before returning to full time employment with Tree of Life/KeHE.

When away from the office, Jo Anne and her friend, Gary, enjoy playing darts, singing and listening to music,  touring South Florida and, most importantly, following the Alabama Crimson Tide --ROLL TIDE!!  They are both excited about the professional and personal opportunities that await.

Jo Anne’s dedication to providing superior quality service and her attention to detail promises continued success and growth for her and Seidman Hudon Food Brokerage.


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