Meet KERRIE HOENING, Sales Manager Lithia/FishHawk & Valrico

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Kerrie Hoening manages sales for Lithia/FishHawk and Valrico based businesses, she has been in this role at the Osprey Observer for 18 years. Kerrie has seen a lot of changes since her start at the Osprey Observer, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of the Valrico and Brandon editions. As well as the growth of the sales office and writing staff, Kerrie has also seen the addition of an online management source and an expansion of social media. Kerrie says, “As the community has grown, we’ve grown.”

Outside of the Osprey Observer Kerrie is a native of the Tampa Bay area and was a graduate of the 2nd graduating class at Bloomingdale Senior High School. Kerrie went on to graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in Vocal Performance and specialization in the classical and operatic arts. Kerrie has been married for 30 years to her husband, Jeff, and together they have three children Dirk, Zack, and Megan. They raised their family in FishHawk for 18 years and recently moved to the city of Tampa to enjoy the “empty-nesting life!”

Typically, Kerrie is not at the Osprey Observer’s office because her job is Outside Sales. Her job consists of meeting with potential clients and managing current accounts, networking with the Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce, as well as managing publications. Daily, Kerrie processes requests to and from production for client ad changes, assists with billing, submits editorial requests and follows up with printed pdfs for clients, as well as reviews the printed versions before they go to press.

Kerrie doesn’t have just one favorite memory at the Osprey Observer. She says, “I have many memories — having worked here for so long — all of the special perks that come with working here are all great memories for me: Concerts with the orchestra, painting and art workshops, massages, escape rooms, lunches and dinners to restaurants, Busch Gardens, you name it — we get to do a lot of cool things here!!”