Meet Cody Andrews – YP Sales Manager and Infantry Platoon Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
Who Is Cody Andrews?
- Official Title: Sales Manager
- Outside of YP: Infantry Platoon Sergeant,U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
- Originally From: Birmingham, AL
- Favorite Color: Blue
- Pet Peeve: When people don’t follow through with commitments
- Learn More: LinkedIn
On the long list of things we’re grateful for at YP, our amazing community of team members holds a place at the top. And as Americans, we’re also grateful for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving our country. Just a few things we’re thankful for as we start on our journeys to gather with family and friends this week in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Cody Andrews, a Sales Manager in our Birmingham office, knows what it’s like to miss holidays and special moments with family. As an active duty Marine from 2005 to 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan twice during Operation Enduring Freedom, among other assignments. “My wife was six months pregnant when I left, and I didn’t return until my daughter was five months old,” he says. But Cody isn’t looking for sympathy – he says the sacrifices he made were all just a part of the job. Now, Cody’s job is leading a YP telesales team responsible for consulting existing customers on digital marketing products. He also continues to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves where he is currently an Infantry Platoon Sergeant, helping to train younger Marines for combat.
“Veterans bring a no-quit attitude and work ethic to the workplace that cannot be matched. Veteran team members are faithful and perform well under tremendous pressure.”
“At YP, my team’s objective is to grow our book of business, but we have to do it in a way that puts the client first. The client is the reason we are here, and you can never lose sight of that. You have to show that you’re there to do what is right for them.”
Thank You For Your Service
“The best way to show appreciation for people who have served is to reach out to them and let them know you are there for them. Many veterans return from war with invisible wounds. Showing that you care goes a long way.”
“Also, remember their families, because deployments are really tough on them. We’re taught to thank service members, which is important, but we also have to remember to thank the spouses who are left at home, trying to keep a household in order while dealing with the stress of their loved one being in harm’s way.”
In addition to serving in combat zones, Cody has served on details for a handful of world leaders, including President George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth II, during her 2007 visit to the United States. He was also part of the team that buried president Ford when he passed away in 2006. As for seeing the world, his military service has taken him to every continent except two: Antarctica and Australia. But he doesn’t have plans visit either of those destinations anytime soon. Instead, he prefers to spend his time in the Alabama countryside hunting, fishing, and “just enjoying the peace and quiet.” He was excited to take his son, Reece, who is 3 years old, with him for the first time this year. His daughter Ava, seven, is already used to joining Dad for outdoor adventures a couple of times a year.
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