"Contact me for more information about the Center, our students, and partnership opportunities."
-Mrs. Vicki West
Coordinates partner internship programs and competition teams.
-Mr. A Wayne Noll
The Center for Professional Sales was designed to enhance the sales concentration offered through the Department of Marketing in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State. Students who participate in the sales concentration take challenging courses that focus on both theory and action learning which enhances their understanding of the sales process. Our concentration in professional sales prepares students for careers in selling, facilitates internships and helps provide career placement.Learn More
Texas State won three of the eleven speed selling awards. The speed selling team included Kamryn Allen, Caden Mays, and Izabelle Walter. Kamryn Allen won all three individual awards. The faculty coach for both sales teams was Vicki West, Director of the Center for Professional Sales.
Madison Ivers and Katy O’Brien, 1st
place winners at The National Collegiate Sales Competition, the world’s largest collegiate sales competition. The results are below:
Graduate Division – Texas State Winners – Three Rounds
· 1st Place – Round One – Madison Ivers
· 1st Place – Round Two – Madison Ivers and Katy O’Brien
· 2nd Place – Round Three – Katy O’Brien
· Overall Champion: Texas State University
Max Witcher was named the top sales intern at Software Advice, one of the Texas State Sales Center’s Corporate Partners
Kiley Barry won the entire competition Liberty Mutual Sales Competition and placed first.
Sydney Alvarado came in 1st place for the Speed Selling round of ICSC
In her second year at Tom James, she became one of only two people in the company's 50 year history to be named to President's & Chairman's Club in the same calendar year.
- Heather Beck (Tom James)
"After a year of hard work at Henry Schein Dental, I was honored to win the Rookie of the Year award. I am fortunate to have the career of a lifetime due to the relationships I made with HSD through their corporate partnerships with the Texas State Sales Center."
- Amy Parker Bridger (Henry Schein Inc)
Named #1 sales representative in the nation for 3M's Traffic Safety & Security Division by growing his territory by over 1.8M or 57.3%.
- Logan Matson (3M Traffic & Safety Division)
Kevin McBee was honored as Exclusive Product Specialist of the Year with Henry Schein, Inc. at a recent national meeting. During his time at Texas State, Kevin was a participant in the National Collegiate Sales Competition and a very active sales student.
-Kevin McBee (Henry Schein, Inc.)
Awarded for demonstrating excellence in planning and executing exceptional marketing programs.
- Ali Ijaz (3M)
"I had the very good fortune to learn professional selling at Texas State, and then started my career with Liberty Mutual. After working hard and applying my sales skills, I was just named to the Liberty Elite Winners, representing the Top 1% of all sales professionals in the firm."
- Scott McConnell (Liberty Mutual)
Our mission is clear. Texas State wants to be one of the world's leading professional sales programs focused on sales education, research and industry collaboration.
The Center will support and enhance: A professional sales education in the Department of Marketing, Research in current sales theory and practice, Student and faculty development, Advancement of the professional selling profession.
Preparing for a career in marketing is a wise choice in today's business world. All companies, nonprofit groups, government agencies and other organizations use marketing strategies and activities to build strong customer relationships; uncover new business opportunities; develop, advertise and promote products; and, in general, grow a satisfied and loyal customer base.
As a marketing major, students will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. By adding a sales concentration, they will be equipped with a portfolio of skills, knowledge and values that mirror what is expected and needed in today's global business environment.
The Sales Education Foundation, which publishes information on top global sales programs, listed Texas State as a top program in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
For more information about the Center, please contact Mrs. Vicki West, Center Director