Meet Jody, Our Director of Business Development
A couple months back, we announced the exciting news that Twelve31 Media was expanding into the Charlotte and Wilmington, North Carolina markets. We could not have done this without the amazing support of our newest team member, Jody Taylor.
Born and raised in the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), Jody began his career gaining valuable experience as an intern at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. He oversaw event planning for large donor events. Shortly afterward, Jody was offered a position with a non-profit Christian theatre company called NarroWay Productions in Fort Mill, South Carolina as their Marketing & Operations Manager. Jody was promoted to director of the department the following year and oversaw group sales, marketing, and business development. His passion for entertainment and hospitality only grew when he took a leap of faith and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC.
In January 2012, Jody proudly accepted a position with Gilmore Entertainment Group at The Carolina Opry as their Group Sales Manager. During his time at The Carolina Opry, he was introduced to his new co-worker, Margaret (Hoynes) Geiger, the new Account Representative in the corporate sales department. We immediately became fast friends and always knew we would work together again in the future.
Jody went on to accept a position with Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage as their Group Sales Manager. He loved representing the Dolly Parton brand at national trade shows and conventions and furthering Myrtle Beach as a premier tourism destination for families and leisure travel groups. While he loved everything the coast had to offer, Jody needed to return home for family reasons and accepted a position with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company as the Corporate Sales Manager for the Charlotte Market. He represented the popular amusement park Carowinds and offered corporate clients a fun day with their staff and families.
In Jody’s spare time, he’s a professional time traveler-going back to the 18th century and participating in American Revolutionary War reenactments all across the Southeast. He also does film work when he can. Look for him in Halloween Kills in October 2020!
Jody feels that every move he has made in his career has been at the right time. Each new opportunity to expand and grow only confirms how very fortunate and blessed he is to have worked with amazing brands across the tourism and entertainment industry. Jody looks forward to this new chapter and to bring a new branch of service offerings to Twelve31 Media.
Jody will spearhead business development and sales efforts for Twelve31 Media in the Charlotte and Wilmington markets. He will also manage any travel, tourism, event promotions, or hospitality clients that he welcomes aboard. He is excited to join the team and increase recognition of Twelve31 Media and generate new business. Contact him today if your business is interested in working with us: Jody@Twelve31-Media.com
Welcome to the team, Jody!