Local marketer Walrod honored as ‘Rising Star’Written by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo’s Jim Walrod, the national account team leader for The Image Group, has been honored by a national publication.
Walrod was recently among one of Promotional Products Business Magazine’s “12 Rising Stars,” including candidates from across the country. Those chosen were selected for “embodying the characteristics of talent, ambition, persistence, leadership, originality and an optimistic sense for what’s yet to come.”
“Obviously it’s always good to be recognized within your professional industry,” Walrod said. “Everyone likes to be recognized. Especially having a rising star award just shows that what I’m doing today is on the right path of being successful in the future. It means a lot.”
Walrod graduated from Siena Heights University in Adrian. He joined The Image Group in 2005, a “team of marketing and branding wizards committed to getting organizations seen and remembered,” where he has been honored by the company as one of the top salesman.
He also serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Toledo and Leadership Toledo and is the vice chairman of operations for the 2011 U.S. Senior Open.
“Jim is committed to being the best at whatever he does,” The Image Group President Jon Levine said. “Whether he is developing business for our company or volunteering his leadership skills in the community, he’s going to give it his all.”
PBB Magazine is a national journal of the Promotional Products Association International. It chooses candidates with an in-house panel on the basis of “strong initiative, high energy, creativity and community commitment.”