From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Tribune has welcomed a new Director of Sales and Marketing to the team.
Savannah Kilpatrick officially stepped into the position on Monday, August 22. Trussville Tribune Publisher, Scott Buttram, said he’s thrilled to have Kilpatrick lead The Tribune’s outstanding sales and marketing team.
Kilpatrick has an associate’s degree in Mass Communications from Jeff State.
“I decided to start my own business, being a floral designer and a wedding planner,” Kilpatrick said. “I wanted to do my own thing because I wanted to be creative. I enjoyed working with people and the sales aspect of it, and the one on ones and event coordination was fantastic; being creative was fantastic.”
Kilpatrick and her husband, Austin, began to move around fairly frequently due to Austin being in the military.
“I couldn’t keep my business going in every new city that we moved to, so I decided to reach out to a software company I was using at the time,” Kilpatrick said. “I was in sales there as the Director of Customer Success Operations, and worked for them for quite a while then moved over to another wedding industry based software company called Timeline Genius, as Director of Operations.”
Kilpatrick said she missed the one-one-one experiences she loved when she first began working and when her and husband decided to move back home she applied for The Tribune’s position.
The move closer to home was an easy decision for Kilpatrick and her husband, and they are excited for their 2-year-old daughter Roman to grow up in such a great area.
“We are really happy to be back in Alabama and near our roots, because we moved around so much,” Kilpatrick said. “Once we started a family, we were like, we need to get back to our family to grow our own family.”
Kilpatrick said she’s looking forward to making new relationships and continuing relationships.
“It’s very sales focused, but it’s also the ability to help businesses grow their business and help lift them up as we lift The Tribune,” Kilpatrick said. “It’s just a really cool relationship dynamic that you get to have. I’m a perfectionist, so of course, organizing and creating processes and seeing improvement makes me very, very happy.”
She’s explained that she’s excited to see what the future holds.
“It’s been really cool to see how far The Tribune has come, how much it has grown since moving back, and I really look forward to being part of that growth and continuing to push these communities to grow even more,” Kilpatrick said.