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MASMI Sales Championship winner presentation
Pictured, from left: Dr. Judi Billups, assistant professor of marketing and sales team coach; Dr. Christy Weer, dean of the Perdue School; SU President Carolyn Ringer Lepre; first-place winner Garrett Cioffi; Dr. Karen Olmstead, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs; and Dr. Amit Poddar, MASMI director and Marketing Department chair. Cioffi was one of 64 students honing his sales skills with institute sponsors and potential employers through the competition.

SU Students Hone Skills Through Fall MASMI Sales Championship

SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to making sales, students in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business are winners — some of them literally.

Some 64 students recently vied for top honors during the SU Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute’s (MASMI’s) eighth biannual sales championship competition. The event included two contests, one for overall sales and one for elevator pitches.

Garrett Cioffi of Elkridge, MD, received $1,000 for his first-place finish in the overall sales competition. Runners-up included Abigail Kroener of Jarrettsville, MD, in second place ($500); Chloe Dize of Salisbury in third ($200) and Maxwell Sieg of Berlin, MD, in fourth ($100).

Brendon Jordan of Bel Air, MD, topped his competitors in the elevator pitch session, taking home a $100 prize. He was followed by Mohammad Ahmad of Salisbury in second ($75); and Patrick Campbell of West Grove, PA, in third ($50).

Winners were decided by judges, buyers and observers representing MASMI sponsors and local businesses. The event followed an “etiquette dinner” for the students and corporate partners, also hosted by the institute.

Gold Sponsor Choptank Transport also was the product sponsor. The four finalists were tasked with selling the shipping logistics company’s services to its director of sales, Sonny Hopkins.

Some 24 additional MASMI sponsors sent their senior-level executives to take part in the event.

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