Meet Modell’s Associate: Derek Drelles

Cool Stuff, General | Aug 31st, 2011

Years at Modell’s: 8 Months

Department: Marketing

Job Title: Community Ambassador

What do you do in 30 words or less: I execute the grassroots marketing responsibilities in Brooklyn and Staten Island. This includes sponsorships, in-store promotions, cross-promotions, and Modell’s Team Weeks Program.

Favorite Part of Working for Modell’s: Working with a great group of people, and staying involved in sports.

If I had a $100 Modell’s gift card right now I’d buy: I’d use it towards a new pair of Nike Air Max’s+.

Hometown: Traverse City, MI         
Favorite Pro Team: Detroit Lions

Favorite Pro Player and why: Jared Veldheer O-Line for the Oakland Raiders: He was a college teammate.  Plus offensive lineman never get any love.

Growing up my sports role model was: Barry Sanders

Sports I played growing up: Basketball, Boxing, Baseball, Hockey, Track, and Football

Highest level of sports played: College Football at Hillsdale College

I still play: Basketball, Golf

My Modell’s Defining Athletic Moment: Our basketball team at Hillsdale College was playing Grand Valley State University, and I was chosen at halftime along with three others to shoot a half court shot. Long story short, I went first and made it. I then got all my text books for free that semester.