In Butler baseball's Alumni Spotlight feature, we catch up with former Bulldog great Dean Theofanis. Theofanis, a starter at second base, batted .345 as a senior in 1982 and led Butler to a pair of conference championships. Here is a quick Q & A with Dean Theofanis:
1. What is your
I am currently the president and owner of a manufacturer's representative firm called Marketing Motivators, Inc.
2. What year did you
graduate from Butler and what was your major?
I graduated in 1982 with a Business Administration major.
3. What high school
did you attend?
I attended and was in the first graduating class of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.
4. What are you
favorite Butler baseball memories?
Winning the conference championship my first two years at Butler and also the spring trips every year down to Panama City, Fla.
5. Who was the best
player you ever played against?
Lloyd McClendon of Valparaiso. He played and managed many years in the big leagues.
6. What you like
best about your job? Tell us a little about what you
In addition to managing and running a small business, my main focus is sales. Marketing Motivators represents about 50 manufacturers and we handle four states (Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania). We incorporate merchandise to help companies achieve an objective, such as business gifts, sales awards, safety awards, years of service awards, consumer offers and various other motivation needs. I really enjoy meeting people and the challenges that sales offers. More can be found on www.marketingmotivators.com.