Darlene Anderson - Account Manager - Cold Web & Envelopes
Darlene is the most recent addition to Elite’s all-star customer service team. Few people have the combination of experience and capability she possesses in all aspects of graphic arts, print buying, account management, sourcing and problem-solving.
After earning a marketing degree from Newbury College, Darlene worked at a succession of companies that reads like a who’s-who in the direct mail, marketing and print buying world in Massachusetts: J Baker, Casual Male, Vantage Travel and Data Associates. Her skills were honed working alongside some of the most experienced and savvy people in the industry. Over the years she has developed a wide and very useful professional network that she’s able to draw on to the benefit of Elite’s customers. “It seems like I run into someone I’ve worked with on a regular basis. It’s a small world out there!” she laughed.
While at Data Associates, Darlene broadened her expertise in areas like direct mail production and promotional products. Afterward, she branched out with one of the DA reps and managed his business for nearly ten years before deciding to join Elite’s staff on a full time basis. “Darlene worked for us part time on and off and we’ve been trying to get her to join us full time for a while”, said Elite’s co-owner Jerry Velona. “We’re all thrilled that we’ve finally made that happen. She’s a great addition to our staff and a huge benefit to our customers”, he said.
In her spare time, when she’s not bartending at her hometown club, Darlene likes to read, take her mother on casino trips and go camping on Sandy Neck Beach with her husband Mark.