Director, Client Success
A Registered Nurse by training, Tami Blackwell has a strong medical sales and marketing background earned over a twenty-year span of direct sales and sales management experience. Tami also specializes in customer service training and in the diagnosis and refinement of organization culture. Tami began her career as a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans in 1995 and continued her service there until moving home to Central Louisiana in 1998.
After two years as a stay-at-home mom, her love of children led her to a position at Thompson Home Health in Alexandria as a pediatric field nurse in 2000. While assisting in the growth and development of the pediatric program at Thompson, she realized her attraction to sales and marketing and transitioned to the role of Nurse Liaison/Marketer in 2001. Tami later served as Director of Marketing, coordinating a successful sales team responsible for the growth of seven home health offices. In September 2012, Tami joined Lagniappe Homecare of Alexandria, essentially a start-up Central Louisiana home health company.
As Director of Marketing, Tami created a successful marketing campaign including print, radio, TV, and social media, in addition to building and maintaining relationships with her referral sources. Her well-established commitment to local community involvement, both personally and professionally, contributed to the rapid growth of the agency. Tami left Lagniappe in July 2015 to join her husband, Duane, in his small business consulting practice, SOSO Solutions, LLC.
Tami and her husband now reside in Gulfport, Mississippi, where she decided to take on another venture thanks to her highly motivated and team player heart. In her free time, Tami enjoys spending time with family, travel, exercise, and being part of the Who Dat Nation, cheering on her New Orleans Saints!
Areas of Expertise
- Client & Business Relations
- Brand & Account Management
- Traffic & Production Management
- Strategic Marketing Communications
- Advertising Coordination & Negotiating
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Centenary College of Louisiana
- Associate Degree in Nursing, Northwestern State University