A little bit about me…
Most people call me Joe but my family and long-time friends call me J.D., which stands for Joseph Daniels. I currently serve as the Director of Market Strategy & Sales Administration for a bank/credit union marketing firm. In this role, I am responsible for creating disruptive strategies in the market, positioning our company as thought leaders, and developing long-term growth initiatives.
Prior to this role, I worked for two super-regional banks over a seventeen year period. During this time, I served in various capacities ranging from process improvement, project management, to reporting & analytics. Throughout my career, I have been taught and mentored by some of the finest individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and I’ve learned one very important thing from each of them – Pay It Forward. This is an easy thing to say but also something very difficult to be successful at doing. Sharing knowledge and experience to help the next generation is a passion that I take very serious.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Go Vols!) and earned a Masters of Business Administration from The Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. I was named a 2015 Nashville Business Journal Top Forty Under 40 and was a two-time finalist for the Nashville Emerging Leader Award by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to my professional life, I have several hobbies… I love running marathons. Running and fitness provides me with an outlet to help deal with stress but the races also help fuel my competitive spirit. During the fall, you will find me at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville cheering on my Vols or sitting directly in front of the TV yelling as if I was in the stadium. I frequently scare my dog and she no longer sits in the room with me while I watch football.
Finally, I am very blessed to be married to my college sweetheart – a talented OB/GYN physician, Reagan. She has been my rock for almost the last two decades. I learn so much from her on a daily basis about challenging yourself, being a better person, and lessons from her job experience that I take with me in my own profession. We have a daughter who is the light of my life and we have our first child, a mutt we adopted at 10 weeks old, named Oreo.