Meet Jason Davis, our Chain Account & Market Manager in Ohio and Kentucky! Outside of working with the national chain accounts that sell our brands, he enjoys time with his family, working on cars, and riding horses. Find out more about Jason in our Q&A below.
How long have you been working for TBS?
Just a little over one year.
What is your title?
Chain Account & Market Manager
And what do you do in that role?
I call directly on National Accounts that include Kroger, Target, Giant Eagle, and several other chains. Additionally, I manage the wholesaler networks in Ohio and Kentucky.
What is a day at TBS like in your shoes?
The role, like the world, has changed since COVID-19. My chain and wholesaler interactions have shifted from direct (face to face) to Zoom meetings. I still spend a great amount of my time visiting retail customers and observing how the business continues to evolve.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I have undergrad degrees from Ohio University. I started working for a beer wholesaler whilst at OU, so I graduated with a Bachelor’s and a few unintended Associate’s degrees. Additionally, I have completed post-graduate courses at THE Ohio State University. My wife (Molly) and I have been together for 15 years and we have a 12-year-old daughter (Hannah Grace).
Ale81 is a family owned soft drinks company based in Winchester, KY. I am a massive fanboy of that company and its products. The Heritage brand still has the same recipe as created in 1902. You will always be able to find this in our fridge.
What do you like best about working at TBS?
My role is very broad in spectrum. Never is there any form of redundancy. Previously I had only sold beer, but I am enjoying learning about wine and spirits.
What is one thing at work you cannot do without?
Waze the travel app. I have become completely reliant on it giving me direction and timing for travel.
Favorite place to travel?
We are also in the horse business, so we spend a great deal of time in Kentucky. My plan is to retire on a small hose farm midway between Louisville and Lexington.
Describe your perfect meal:
I had almost completed my first book The Comprehensive Guide for Chinese Buffet Dining in Flavortown until COVID-19 ruined it.
Any charity near and dear to your heart?
I have proudly supported CANTER Kentucky in Louisville for many years. This is a group of amazing people that foster and rehome Thoroughbred horses that need a new start when they are done with the track. I marvel at their passion for the animals.
What do you do in your free time?
I am a gearhead that has a strange obsession with early 1970s large, luxury vehicles. Nothing is more therapeutic than a little throttle therapy in a 4,000-pound Mercury or Buick.