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On the Rise: Leslie Hamilton

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Leslie Hamilton

Sales/ Container Sales/ Vizzoni Brand Ambassador/ Promo Advertising/ Inventory Purchasing / Event Planner | Jee Wholesale Tire | Age: 37

What was your first job in the industry?

Reliable Tire Wholesale

What attracted you to the industry?

My first child.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your career?

When Reliable Tire sold to K&M Tire in Houston. I was young and that being the first time going through that was pretty spooky. Also, the tariff/anti-dumping duties crisis.

Who has had the biggest influence on your career?

Jimmy Hutto from K&M Tire, David Hunter, the president of Sutong tire, and my mom, Glenda Hamilton.

What is your biggest accomplishment in the industry?

Being nominated for the board of directors with the Tire Industry Association; selling my first container, and becoming the Top Vizzoni brand salesman in the United States.

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