Dan, you have been selected for this week’s #TiffinTuesdays as one of the selections for this year’s Hall of Fame class. When you attended TU, and what did you study?
I graduated from TU in 2006 with a bachelor in marketing, and then again in 2008 with a masters in business administration.
Why did you choose Tiffin University?
I was first attracted to Tiffin because of Darby Roggow. In my talks with him during my recruitment he was an extremely motivated coach who shared the same values as me and my family. He was definitely someone I could see helping me further myself not only athletically, but also as a person.
Do you have a favorite campus memory or person?
I would say my greatest memory of Tiffin University was the fact I got to play Intramural flag football against Nate Washington and also got to see Nate play football on Sundays. Just shows how far you can rise with hard work!
What does being a Tiffin University graduate mean to you?
Being a TU graduate means being part of a very large family that grows every year! I can’t tell you how many former or current TU students I run into throughout the year, and I am always pleasantly surprised because people always say TU is a tiny university.
Where are you employed and what is your job title and responsibilities?
I am employed at Jiffy Products of America a global horticultural company with offices and production facilities worldwide. I am the marketing manager for North and South America with job duties that include graphic design, trade show/event management, media buying/planning, market analysis and video design/editing.
What do you like most about your job/career?
There is a great deal of things I like about my job, but I believe the creativity aspect is my favorite. Being able to create something from scratch whether it be an ad, video or a trade show booth and see that idea/plan come to life is very rewarding.
What advice would you give a student looking into your career?
I would say my biggest advice, not just for students trying to get into the marketing field but any field, is to never stop learning. The world is ever changing and adapting and the same is in business. If you aren’t adapting/learning, you are getting left behind.
What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment/what are you most proud of?
I am very proud that I have surrounded myself with good people who share similar values and morals, and that I have a great job that allows me the freedom and creativity to be me.