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Carol Browne Earl

 Bristol, VA 24201

Cell (423) 285 2771






                  I have always taken every job seriously and have high personal expectations. Along with being able to Multi-task, I am not afraid of hard work and deadline pressure.  

I have a tenacious personality that allows me to maintain my focus to complete a job. Fortitude to want to complete it, and Pride, I have a great deal of this which puts me in high focus to complete any task efficiently and with success. It has always been an important issue to me to always do what is expected of me and to do it to the very best of my ability.  I do not like to let anyone down, including myself.

                I have extensive knowledge of media advertising sales and marketing, including television, newspaper and Internet from working with WJHL TV 11 and the Bristol Herald Courier. 

                I have also worked in the manufactured housing industry where I learned much about real estate, lending, mortgages, financing and land development

                Prior to that, my late husband and I operated a successful fund-raising business for 13 years, SamJen Enterprises. Together, we worked with schools and other groups across the region to help raise money for special projects. Through running a business, I gained a greater appreciation of management, finance and marketing.

                During that same time, from 1995 to 2001, I operated a photography business, which included running a portrait studio. In addition to portraiture and commercial work, I also worked for the former Sullivan County News as an independent photojournalist and later as an independent sales representative for Bristol Herald Courier. As a freelance photographer, I have had many photos printed in numerous magazines and calendars. I was also the staff photographer at Bristol Dragway for the first three seasons of their new facility.

















Online Entrepreneur







                I traveled the United States with my husband delivering new Buses, Trucks, Cars etc. to their new locations. I carry a class “B” CDL license. 


Insurance/Funeral/Cemetery Industry:


        AIG/American General Life and Accident Insurance Company

        Glenwood/Shelby Hills Memorial Park (August/2004)


        East Lawn Memorial Park (April-August/2004)




        Work with family’s at-need and pre-need.  Including sales.



WJHL News Channel 11 - Advertising Account Executive


                                Starting on the ground floor of the new Inter Media Division, I was personally responsible for almost $300,000 in advertising sales in 2 ½ years. The job involved direct sales, designing presentations, pricing, coordination with other broadcast and print sales representatives, inventory control, customer follow-up, quality control and marketing. 




        During this time, converged sales at the Tri-Cities division rose to the top among all  

Media General properties, including Richmond, Va. and Tampa, Fla.   (Manager: Lamar Reid, Sales Manager WJHL)



Bristol Herald Courier - Independent Ad Sales Contractor

320 Morrison Blvd.,



Bristol, VA 24201



                I worked as an independent contractor for their advertising department. I had been responsible for a great deal of the advertising in several of their special sections.  The last one was the Sharpie 500 (2001) Direct Mail Flyer of which I produced a majority of the advertising. 


CHill Photography-Photographer,        


1239 7th Ave., Bristol, TN   37620

                                            Responsible for photography, sales, processing and customer service, including weddings, family portraits, and child photography and school senior portraits.  I also did computer restoration of old photos and other types of digital photo enhancement. 



12/1999-8/2000            Nationwide Manufactured Homes - Account Executive

                                         Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 

                                                Responsible for the selling of manufactured homes.  Included working directly with lenders and credit reporting agency.  


1986-1999                     SamJen Enterprises - Fund Raising Consultant, 

                                        (Owned by myself and my late husband)

                                        1304B West State Street, Bristol, TN  37620

                                                Responsible for sales and client communication along with order entry, inventory control, purchasing, receiving, billing and collections. 

4/1986 -

9/ 1986

Landmark Management - Site Manager 


2509 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY  40361



9/1979 - 

 Responsible to over see three rental properties consisting of 116 units.  Supervised an Assistant Manager and a maintenance staff of two - three people for ground and building up keep.


Honeywell Inc. - Fleet Administrator


Honeywell Plaza, Minneapolis, MN  55408



6/1976 -

                Responsible to  administer and monitor the field vehicle leasing program for the Northern United States, serving as liaison between CFA, the assigned leasing company, division management and Corporate functional units.  


Symons Corporation - Inventory Analyst Controller 


200 E. Touhy Avenue, DesPlaines, IL  60018


                Responsible for supplying production control with shop orders to run plant to supply national inventory.  Work on three month forecast reports for expected production level increases and/or decreases for Class A items.  Supervisor for Expediter and CRT Operator.






                Other positions held include rental fleet analyst, junior computer operator and production control clerk/MRP operations.







 Published Photographer: Mopar Magazine, Sullivan County News, book publication; “The History of Bristol Motor Speedway”. Deck top calendar for “The Time Machine” calendar company. Plus several other publications for Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway.


Nathaniel Hawthorne College


Antrim, N.H.



Dean’s Honor List


Howard Sr. High School


Ellicott City, MD



Graduated June 1972


Barbizon School of Modeling




Graduated May 1970




Fifth Avenue School of Modeling and Charm


New York City


Graduated September 1968



Also: Have basic computer skills along with knowledge and use of Power Point, Micro-Soft Word, Excel

Spread Sheets and Ten Key


                                        Continuing Education and Training


2005                               LUTC – Understanding the Importance of Business Insurance


2003                               Licensed for Life and Health Insurance, TN, VA, NC


2002                               Selling and Understanding Interactive Media (Co-Learn Course)


1982                               Creative Problem Solving

                                         Stress Management

                                         Managing Interpersonal Relationships


1970                               Wholesale and retail buying



                `                       REFERENCES

David McGee               Reporter, Bristol Herald Courier, Author, BMS NASCAR Announcer: 276-645-2532

      Teresa Bowen              Family Services, East Lawn Memorial Park: 423-288-1019


      Buddie Brown              Embalmer, East Lawn Funeral Home 423-288-1016



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