Jon Basalone, Orton Center, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: ASUR Convocations and Lectures
Over his 29 years with Trader Joe’s, Jon has worked in several areas within the company including stores, buying/merchandising, and marketing. Starting as a “part-time” crew member while in graduate school in Santa Barbara, Jon eventually became a store captain then regional vice president in Southern California before taking on executive responsibilities in the Trader Joe’s office. If his voice sounds familiar, it’s because while vice president of merchandising, he was coerced into doing Trader Joe’s radio ads. The criteria… they needed someone with a voice that didn’t sound like it belonged on the radio. During the past 19 years, Jon has recorded over 300 radio ads for Trader Joe’s, and is now a regular guest on the Inside Trader Joe’s podcast.