KAREN KRODEL: CBM, EAST ALABAMA, LOWER GEORGIA, & FLORIDA REGIONS
THE CBM, THE FORDPRO’S COVID-19 FRONTLINE SUPPORT
Karen Krodel is an amazing, globe trotting, nerves of steel CBM. She grew up in Hampton, Virgina, attending Christopher Newport University for undergraduate work, and obtaining her Graduate degree and MBA from Hampton University in 1996. In her last year at Graduate school she interviewed for a position with Ford. Overcoming her initial trepidation of a big city in turmoil and leaving her home town, she powered into her position in the Ren Cen Building in downtown Detroit.
In late 1997 Karen moved to Orlando, Florida, working there for almost 14 years in various positions; Sales Zone Manager, Parts & Service Zone Manager, Marketing Specialist, Brand Specialist, Aftermarket Zone Manager, Parts Wholesaling Zone Manager- accruing an impressive list of skills. Moving on to Atlanta, Georgia in early 2012, she spent 5 years in the Southeast market, in the roles of Marketing Parts and Service specialist and as a Lincoln Zone Manager. Next, Karen spent almost 2 years in Philadelphia, starting in late 2015 in her first stint as a CBM, eventually ending up back in Orlando, filling the role of CBM for the East Alabama, Lower Georgia and Florida regions, where she currently resides.
Traveler and explorer most days, with some days set aside for quite time to enjoy cooking and relaxing at home, Karen kayaks and absolutely loves buying shoes. She has a daughter that lives in Texas.