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Sam Pennington

Trade Marketing Manager | Valvoline

Lexington, Kentucky |

Dedicated professional with solid background in administration, marketing, sales, customer service, and public relations. Strategic and creative thinker with effective communication and writing skills. Proven ability to develop strong client relationships quickly and promote teamwork. Skilled in SEO, SMO, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, and Web Design. Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Windows, and Apple OS.



Trade Marketing Manager
2015 to Present
Valvoline | Lexington, KY
National College Football Contributor
2012 – 2014
USA Today
Marketing Communications Manager
2014 to 2015
Automotive Distribution Network | Germantown, TN
Marketing Coordinator
2011 to 2014
Automotive Distribution Network | Germantown, TN
IT Administrator
2010 to 2011
Automotive Distribution Network | Germantown, TN
Web Administrator
2006 to 2010
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation | Olive Branch, MS
Eastern Kentucky University
2000 to 2005
Business Administration
Football Writers Association of America
2012 to Present
A non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women across North America who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation
2013 to Present
Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee Member
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club was formed in 1949 to support local high school and college football. The club and its members, then as today, have a passion for the game of football while recognizing and supporting good sportsmanship. The club meets during the football season and caps the year with its annual Jamboree Awards Dinner. In 1994, The Tallahassee Quarterback Club provided the initial funding and was the catalyst in the creation of “The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc” and its members continue to support and contribute to the foundation which annually presents the Biletnikoff Award to the nation’s outstanding collegiate wide receiver. The foundation also provides academic scholarships to deserving high school students who have overcome significant obstacles to achieve success in both the classroom and community.
Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG)
2014 to Present
The Young Auto Care Network was formed in January 2014 with a desire to help young professionals establish a circle of peers to grow with alongside their careers. YANG participants are future executive-level staffers of the auto care industry that see the value in establishing connections with other young professionals that will one day be business owners and key decision makers.
Automotive Communications Council (ACC)
2015 to Present
Communications Co-Chairman
Founded in 1941, the Automotive Communications Council (ACC) is the oldest continuously operating council in the aftermarket, and is evolving to meet today’s demand for constant learning and development. Our dynamic membership, representing aftermarket suppliers, distributors, retailers and service providers, allows us to participate in the continued growth of our industry.
Sales & Marketing Professional
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