Name: Karie Ballway
Title: Executive Vice President & Brand Consultant
Job Description: Collaborative team leader focused on achieving exclusive client loyalty. We are in the customer business and help clients build greater brand awareness.
High School Attended: Cazenovia Central School – Cazenovia, New York
College Attended: Keene State College – Keene, NH
Current Hometown: Erieville, New York
Family Details: Spouse of 25+ years & best friend, Don. 1 brother – Clay. The best parents in the whole wide world Ken & Linda Coleman. Tremendous in-laws Bill & Judy Ballway. Sister-in-laws Linda Coleman, Dawn & Donna (spouses Don & Brian), 8 Nieces & Nephews – Donny, Ethan, Ally – RIT Grads. Cooper – SU, Sadie – SU, Brody – SU Lax look out! Kailee – Figure Skater, Matthew – Hockey player.
Favorite Part About Working for Cooley: The team environment and having the opportunity to make a difference.
Favorite Client Project: PPC Custom Cable Tech Bags. We created a totally custom solution for our client and were able to work on the project from inception to completion. It was a true collaboration with the client, our strategic vendor partner, and Cooley Group.
Favorite Cooley Story: The day Jim Bonaventura hired me at Cooley. This was a huge change and leap of faith to join the company as a commissioned salesperson. I remember writing these exact words on my cover letter January 2004 to him “I have the conceptual ability to see the BIG PICTURE and through my willingness to build trust through credible performance, combined with my sales experience, would further enable me to be an integral team player and candidate. I truly believe my personality, which allows me to build trust and customer relationships, would enhance the sales revenues of the company and would allow me to be an asset to your team.” I will always stay true to these words and love this company.
Your Proudest Professional Moment: Cooley Brand Day. It was a pivotal moment for our company and I was so proud to be part of the team who was responsible for the creation and implementation of this process. Special friends and co-workers Chris Martins, Jeana Nicotera & Stuart Boyar we will always have that bond!
Your Proudest Personal Moment: February 13, 1993, my wedding day to my best friend & husband Donald W. Ballway.
Favorite Web Sites: weather.com, cooleybrand.com
Favorite Hobbies: Rowing, snowmobiling, travel, being outdoors, hanging at my camp on Tuscarora Lake.
Top 5 TV Shows: Scandal, Chicago PD, Madam Secretary – Current. Waltons & Brady Bunch -when I was younger.
Top 5 Movies: Pretty Woman! I admit I don’t make the time to watch a lot of movies.
Top 5 Music Acts: There is not one particular. I love 70’s music!
Top 5 Travel Destinations: Los Suenos Resort – Costa Rica, Martha’s Vineyard, Australia, New Zealand, Boston.
Top 5 Sports Teams: SU Men’s Basketball. Go ‘Cuse!
Top 5 Brands: Nike, Vespoli, Toyota, Tommy Bahama, and Coach.
Fun Fact(s) About Yourself: I placed in the top 10 in the Head of the Charles Regatta in the 2X rowing event with my Mother Linda Moriarty. My Mother and I row together competitively in a 2 person boat and compete as Mother/Daughter duo. For those who do not know the Sport of Rowing, this is one of the largest International regattas. www.hocr.org
Address: 6700 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057