At Koozie Group, we continually aim to positively lead the promotional products industry through purposeful products, top brands, and satisfied customers. We also seek to create a fun and rewarding place to work for our employees, many of whom we recognize as Koozie Group Heroes! These employees exemplify our People Powers to make a positive difference in our business every day.

Thanks to all our 2022 Koozie Group Heroes for going above and beyond to deliver amazing results!

Matthew Fetzer

Human Resources Business Partner – Clearwater, FL

Matthew is a Koozie Group Hero for helping the manufacturing and corporate sides of the company with their day-to-day people management tasks! He is a team player who steps up to address any inquiries that come his way in a quick and thoughtful manner.

Shelbie Cohen

Senior Infrastructure Engineer – Clearwater, FL

We recognize Shelbie as a Koozie Group Hero for keeping our company’s infrastructure safe and for helping employees resolve their IT-related issues! Each day, Shelbie manages and assists users with any problems related to Microsoft Office 365, email, window servers, and internet security.

Rachel Tauer, Marci Baswell, and Linda Schroepfer

Publishing Custom Team – Sleepy Eye, MN

We honor our Publishing Custom Team for handling custom and personalized calendar orders with a positive attitude and a smile. With 50 years of combined experience among the three of them, Rachel, Marci, and Linda know what it takes to work successfully as a team and get the job done!

Greg Wooff

Regional Account Manager – Sales – Clearwater, FL

Greg is a Koozie Group Hero for taking a people-first approach to sales and for ensuring that customers’ needs are met! During his 33 years with the company, Greg has managed accounts in every state west of the Mississippi River except for the Dakotas.

Regina Hettinger and Laela Mason

Finance – Accounts Receivable – Clearwater, FL

We recognize Regina Hettinger and Laela Mason as Koozie Group Heroes for the tasks they perform as Accounts Receivable employees in our Finance Division. Each day, Regina and Laela work hard on reconciling accounts, collecting funds, and putting smiles on customers’ faces!

Renola Dauer

Configurator – Manufacturing – Sleepy Eye, MN

We honor Renola as a Koozie Group Hero for her 31 years of incredible service! Renola has held a number of roles at the company throughout her career and is looking forward to retirement in 2023.

Jonaleah Carrow-Sherman

Value Stream Leader – Sourced Writing Instruments – Clearwater, FL

Jonaleah is a Koozie Group Hero for being an excellent Value Stream Leader! In her role, Jonaleah works on improving processes, growing and strengthening her team with training, and planning for future developments. She even increases morale by having fun pop-up holiday spirit days!

Shelly Fischer

Photo Licensor – Product Management – Sleepy Eye, MN

We recognize Shelly as a Koozie Group Hero for her 25 years of dedication to the company! In her current position, Shelly researches and purchases the images used on our calendar lines, then coordinates all the information necessary for the production team to create the product.

Becky Tonn

Communications and Content Manager – Marketing – Clearwater, FL

We honor Becky as a Koozie Group Hero for creating and managing so many incredible marketing and communications pieces and projects! On any given day, Becky might be writing a blog post, creating a customer e-newsletter, or putting on her creative hat for various marketing campaigns.

Faith Ryan

Customer Relationship Manager – Customer Experience – Sleepy Eye, MN

Faith is a Koozie Group Hero for building and developing relationships with the national accounts that she supports. She always goes above and beyond to ensure excellent customer care!

Tracy Koplin

Traffic Specialist/Team Lead – Shipping – Red Wing, MN

We recognize Tracy as a Koozie Group Hero for her 21 years of service to the company! In her current position, Tracy oversees trucks, reports for the production floor, orders awaiting shipping, all emails pertaining to the Shipping Department, and scheduling shipping personnel.

Annika Larsson

Marketing Associate – Marketing – Clearwater, FL

We honor Annika as a Koozie Group Hero for the numerous marketing functions she performs to help promote and grow the company! These range from setting up promotions to creating marketing plans to campaign organization/project management.

Briana Larson

Associate – Red Wing, MN

Briana is a Koozie Group Hero both because of the works she performs for the company and because she is an inspirational Special Olympics athlete. This year, Briana achieved her dream of competing in the Special Olympics USA Games, even earning a gold medal in two events!

Jeremy Tauer

Shipping Operator – Shipping – Sleepy Eye, MN

We recognize Jeremy as a Koozie Group Hero for performing several different roles during his 26 years with the company, from material handler to operator of a two-color press, imprint press, and six-color press. His current position involves taking care of all truck orders and even loading the trucks.

Jean Murillo

Production Lead – Manufacturing – Red Wing, MN

We honor Jean as a Koozie Group Hero for keeping her department running smoothly and for putting safety and quality at the forefront of everything she does! Her job includes administrative tasks, troubleshooting printing problems, assigning labor where needed, and ensuring that orders are on time and pleasing to the customer.

Uday Kondapaneni

EBS Developer – Information Technology – Clearwater, FL

Uday is a Koozie Group Hero for making our jobs easier by maintaining the applications we use every day! In his role, Uday is responsible for the support and development of our EBS application, improving web Order Management (OM) application performance, leading and mentoring the offshore team, maintaining all the outbound interfaces to vendors, and more!

Ryan Rea

Artist – Customer Support – Clearwater, FL

We recognize Ryan as a Koozie Group Hero for using his artistic talents and initiative to help improve orders every day! Ryan focuses on Production Art orders, checking Product Change Requests, creating new templates, and more!

Ruth Alcantara

Credit Associate – Finance – Clearwater, FL

We honor Ruth as a Koozie Group Hero for performing various accounting-related tasks to keep Koozie Group’s finances in great shape! Ruth’s responsibilities include reviewing accounts with past due balances, orders on hold, and credit applications, as well as making outbound calls.

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