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Project Manager/teritory sales/district sales manager

Roanoke, Virginia, United States
March 01, 2011

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Brian Blankenship

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Roanoke, VA 24018


OBJECTIVE: To further excel my career.


Bank of America- Roanoke, VA

Personal Banker 09/09 – present

Platform sales position that involves advising and educating the clients on banking products as well as attaining a high level of customer satisfaction with existing and new clientele. I also act at a notary for the banking center. Other duties include staying updated and proficient on banking policy and procedure and performing daily banking center operating duties.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide- Fortune 500 company- Roanoke, VA

Transportation Sales Representative 04/2006-03/2009

I provided CH Robinson logistic services to businesses with diverse transportation needs. I was in contact on a daily basis with customers of various sizes, building relationships, problem solving, and assessing their needs. I solicited new business from shippers, as well as source equipment from 25,000 contracted carriers to accommodate each client's needs via truck, rail, ocean liner, and air cargo. My role was 3-dimensional; it involved buying, selling and customer service. Also experienced in LTL.

- Feb. 2008 completed Miller Heiman sales training course.

Mutual of Omaha- Independent Agent Roanoke, VA

Sales or Financial Consultant 08/2004 – 02/2006

Independent agent with experience in Life, health, Medicare supplement,

annuities, disability, and critical illness insurance. I had my Series

6 & 63 along with my Life and Health license. I represented a number of

the top health insurance companies and their products along with Mutual

of Omaha and Mutual of Omaha Investor Services. I also dealt with

client’s retirement needs such as establishing Roth Ira's. Working as an independent agent was in fact running my own personal business.

State Farm Insurance Salem, VA

Sales specialist 07/2004 – 08/2004

I specialized in sales of all products of State Farm but concentrated in life*universal life, term, and whole and health (long-term care,

hospital income & med. supp). I also sold auto and fire products. State

Licensed in L&H and P&C.

US Cellular Pulaski, VA

Retail Sales Consultant 8/2000 - 6/2002

Consulted prospective customers about US cellular service and which plans

may best be suited for that individual or business. I operated a local kiosk out of the local Pulaski, VA Wal-mart. I ran all of the daily operations. It was in fact like a small business of my own. Received an award on May 25th 2001 in recognition of action above and beyond the call of duty of service. For the month of July 2001 I was 2nd in the state of VA in retail sales for US Cellular. Again in March of 2002 I was second in the state of Virginia for US Cellular in retail sales with 59 total sales. I also solved problems with existing customers to keep customer satisfaction at the highest.

- Performed inventory for retail location on a bi-monthly basis.


Radford University US-VA-Radford

Bachelor's Degree Graduated in May 2004 with a B.S. in Economics.

Graduate with a 3.0 grade point average in major. I was a member of the Economic Student Association. Also member of international economic society called Omicron

Delta Epsilon in recognition of high scholastic achievement while at


New River community college US-Virginia-Dublin

Received an Associate in Applied Science in Police Science in August of 2000 with a

cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Also, received multiple awards while at New

River (President's list, Dean's list, 2 scholarship awards). I graduated Magna Cum Laude.




Weightlifting- In August of 2008 I became the Virginia Chairperson of an organization called Southern Powerlifting Federation. In that position I organize, market, and host powerlifting meets in the state of Virginia sanctioned by the SPF or Southern Powerlifting Federation. I resigned this position in February 2010.

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