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Tara Chiapelli

Tara Chiapelli

Sales Rep

Ben E Keith

Dallas, Other

Live until you die.
Leadership Anheuser Busch Selling Skills Buisness Writing Coaching Editing and Proofreading Microsoft Office

Tennis, Yoga, Running, Golf, Darts, Dancing, Watching History/Science channel

I don't know. I have a ENFP personality so was told a job working on new projects, being able to travel maybe, and coming up with new ideas would be ideal. Always willing to try a new career path if I think it could be my dream job.
Career medium 04

Ben E. Keith

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith Company is the 9th largest broad line foodservice distributor and fourth largest beverage distributor in the United States. Our independent beverage division, Ben E. Keith Beverage, distributes Anheuser-Busch products to 61 counties in Texas and many import and craft beers statewide through our eleven operational distribution facilities and five remote sales offices.

• Maximize revenue potential of Ben E. Keith products within territory, focusing on food and equipment sales to restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, food manufactures and rehab facilities.
• Manage over 200 accounts’ orders and new Point of Sale (POS)
• Developed and grew territory of managed prospects and existing customers
• Find/advocate products that will correspond well with account holder
• Responsible for developing relationships with key decision makers and maintaining a good rapport with customers
• Implement sales promotional programs and retail incentives
• Personally handle account issues/concerns
• Troubleshoot equipment problems
• Manage other employee time and work daily


Ben E Keith

Sales Rep

Career medium 05

Jefferson County Justice Center

Correctional Officer

The Jefferson County Justice Center houses immigration detainees on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. There are approximately 40 detainees held at the facility on an average daily basis.

• Supervised prisoners and provided care, safety, security while maintaining rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility
• Enforced facility rules, regulations, and applicable legislation
• Worked effectively with peers and other County employees
• Facilitated smooth transition of shifts through briefings and oral/written communication
• Maintained uniforms and equipment and met departmental standards at all times
• Readily complied with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures
• Housed local detainees in custody less than 364 days, by arrest and/or court ordered
• Housed Cook County maximum security detainees
• Housed detainees from Federal agencies including U.S. Marshall and Immigration Customs Enforcement for over 72 hours


Illinois Distributing Company


For over 50 years, Illinois Distributing Company has been selling and delivering Anheuser-Busch products to local retailers. Currently Illinois Distributing Company sells and distributes about 30 brands on a fleet of approximately 65 vehicles with around 100 full and part-time employees to over 700 retail accounts.

• Worked with independent and high sales volume merchandising chains, on and off premise accounts for Anheuser Bush distributor
• Transported, replaces and built product displays, placed advertising material, and gained brand presence and incremental sales for the Anheuser-Busch family of beers
• Maintained Point of Sale (POS) advertising as appropriate for all accounts
• Met customer service expectations through daily communication, problem resolution and follow up with customers
• Maintained merchandising standards for all Anheuser-Busch beverages by rotating and stocking products each time in designated accounts
• Promoted Anheuser-Busch product lines
• Assisted customers with Anheuser-Busch products and built effective relationships with retailers

Career medium 04
Career medium 04

Pinch Penny Pub


• Cultivated sales and provided superior customer service for high-traffic, high-volume restaurant and bar
• Established and maintained constructive relationships with clients and staff to ensure maximization of sales for Anheuser-Busch products and weekly repeat business
• Coordinated marketing strategy on site to promote new products for Anheuser-Busch
• Participate in the complete bar management function, including up-selling, training, and customer service
• Developed excellent training skills, creativity, and industry knowledge
• Consistently met or exceeded sales goals
• Developed and maintained motivational atmosphere in fast-paced environment
• Utilized high-impact communication skills to warrant repeat customer business
• Awarded Employee of the Month (2006) and Employee of the Year (2008)


Rachel’s Dance School


• Instructed students ages 3-14 in the dance styles of Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Poms, and Hip Hop
• Responsible for choreographing, mentoring, and providing encouragement for students geared toward the interest or long-term goal of pursuing a career in dance
• Taught individualized and small group instruction adapted to the needs of each student (roughly 10 students)
• Recorded student’s progress and tailored their program to fit individual needs
• Created choreographed dance routines for student performances and taught routines to the students

Career medium 02

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University Studies, General Studies

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Bachelor of Science, University Studies