Client Relations Director
Jody received her BA from Cornerstone University, majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Sociology. After finishing college she started her career in pharmaceutical sales on the west coast with Hoechst Marion Roussel. Early in her career, she learned about corporate culture amid mergers as HMR merged with Rhone-Poulenc and became Aventis Pharmaceuticals. During her time at Aventis, she earned National Award Recognition in both the allergy and diabetes marketplace, as well as finishing in the top 10% of the Executive Sales Force every year of her tenure. After 9/11 she resigned her position in pharmaceuticals, as the top producer in her regional marketplace, to support the Homefront as her husband prepared to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After her time spent in the diabetes market, Jody could not dismiss the knowledge and expertise she had gained and became an advocate of proactive health care. She became certified as a personal trainer, spin, and group fitness instructor and utilized her personal passion for wholistic health all over the United States, teaching in civilian and military bases. Highlights in this role included being a part of the rehabilitation of wounded warriors, organizing family wellness groups, teaching classes for military spouses, and being actively involved in youth fitness and education classes.
Jody now resides in the Washington DC region, with her three children and husband of 23 years who is now retired from Army Judge Advocate General Corps and works in Fairfax, Virginia.
She enjoys running and cycling and has competed in many half marathons, as well as enjoyed coaching Girls on the Run. She has been actively involved in church and youth activities and is thrilled to be part of Thayer Leadership and supporting the mission of ‘developing leaders of character for the world.”