AOPD Announces Betsy Hughes as their National Healthcare Sales Director
St. Charles, IL (November 19, 2020) – AOPD is pleased to announce that Betsy Hughes will be joining the AOPD team in a consulting capacity, as its National Director of Healthcare Sales. Betsy has spent the past 24 years at FriendsOffice in Findlay, OH as Vice President and, most recently as its President of Sales and Marketing.
Betsy is well respected within the office products industry for her award-winning sales leadership, driving multi-million-dollar sales growth to FriendsOffice. Betsy was instrumental in landing and renegotiating a leading healthcare contract for FriendsOffice. This past year Betsy worked with AOPD to help renegotiate their major healthcare contract on behalf of the AOPD/FriendsOffice Group and assisted in the successful launch that started August 1st.
Betsy Hughes stated, “My passion, has and always will be, mentoring individuals to become the best they possibly can be and to achieve the highest success. She continued, “As I looked for a new position, I was hoping to find something that will allow me to bring that passion and purpose. I have found that position with AOPD and I look forward to growing healthcare sales for our dealers.”
In her role with AOPD, Betsy’s healthcare sales expertise will be an asset for AOPD and FriendsOffice dealers. She will assist them in soliciting and landing new healthcare business, while helping them maintain strong relationships with current customers. Betsy’s relationships within the healthcare industry will be invaluable to growing the AOPD healthcare segment.
“Betsy was a major help to my company as we rolled out a national account healthcare contract that Betsy’s company had won. Betsy came to our dealership to help train our sales team and conducted end-user visits alongside of us,” said Tonya Horn, President and CEO, Rogards. She concluded, “She was always available to answer any questions and did a great job of translating a fairly complex agreement into terms that our sales team could take to the street and sell!
AOPD Executive Director, Mark Leazer, commented, “We are extremely pleased that Betsy has chosen to join our team at AOPD. We are confident that Betsy’s expertise and contacts in healthcare will drive growth in this critical vertical for AOPD and the FriendsOffice Dealer group for years to come. We are looking forward to working with her now on a more formal basis.”