The Colorado Chapter of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Gretchen Lehman, Jen Holtvluwer and Morgan Kirkland. “All three of our newest Board members embody the spirit of giving back to the local sales community and bring talent, vigor and energy to the table. We are fortunate to have them serve on the board as we continue to strengthen the Colorado chapter of AA-ISP,” Tim Corken, President, Colorado AA-ISP.
Gretchen Lehman leads the sales and marketing strategy at Unthink Solutions. Unthink Solutions is a Denver based team of consultants & specialists that work with B2B startups and professional services nationally. Lehman’s background in branding and marketing includes over 16 years of experience in the creative industry. “Together with an incredible team of leaders, I am eager to showcase what is likely one of the highest concentrations of high caliber sales professionals in the nation. I am honored to assist in building strong connections within our Colorado chapter and watch our community become unstoppable,” stated Lehman.
Jen Holtvluwer leads the marketing and inside sales function at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE). ALE is a leading network, communications, and cloud, solution provider. Holtvluwer’s background includes creating demand generation and inside sales organizations for challenger brands looking to substantially increase revenue. She has served on previous boards for PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), AMA (American Marketing Association) and Alpha House of Tampa. “There is still a huge need to get the word out on the importance of proper alignment between sales and marketing. AA-ISP can serve as a platform to educate marketers and sellers on the benefits of true collaboration to grow the funnel. I look forward to working with some of the brightest sales leaders in the nation,” stated Holtvluwer.
Morgan Kirkland leads the inside sales team at Autodesk. Autodesk makes software for people who make things. For over a decade Kirkland has managed inside sales teams for several brands, some include SAP, Epicore Software, Epicor and Veritiv. He has served on the Minneapolis and Columbus AA-ISP boards and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the chapter.
The mission of the Colorado chapter of AA-ISP is to create compelling programs and content the local sales community can leverage to grow their knowledge of inside/digital sales. This is done by offering learning and networking events in the greater Denver area in addition to compelling online webinars. “The chapter is already seeing higher engagement rates due to added support from our new board members. The August chapter event included a panel discussion of 5 sales leaders sharing candid best practices and was standing room only. We make sure there is plenty of learning and networking and are known to offer free libations to those that attend – we have fun in addition to offering compelling content,” shared Corken.