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Meet Justin Carey

10 Sep 2015, by Kylie Munoz in Meet our Members, Member Profiles

Former Senior Sales Coordinator for Better Business Bureau, Justin Carey is currently the Business Development Officer for the San Diego County Credit Union. A new member of IABC/San Diego, Justin is also the VP of Membership for the IABC/San Diego board. He thinks the greatest value of his membership with IABC is the ability to connect with such a high caliber of like-minded professionals, and the opportunity to expand his own skill-set. Outside of work, you can find Justin at the gym, exploring the outdoors around San Diego County, or traveling. Additionally, before he worked for a bank, he toured the U.S. playing lead guitar in a punk band.carey

About Me

Birthplace:
Orange, CA

Current Residence:
San Diego, CA

IABC Member Since:
2015

Favorite Quote: 
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

When I’m not working, you could find me…
At the gym, exploring the outdoors around San Diego County, or traveling.

Three words that best describe me:
Genuine, Driven, Happy.

My Life in Communications

The biggest communications challenge I have faced…
Learning the best way to convey the value of my message to the audience. It’s different with every organization and job I have had – and has never ceased to be the biggest communications challenge I’ve faced.

My favorite communications memory is…
Winning the “Brand of the Year” award at the 2014 SDX Brand Diego Awards.

The most important communications or professional lesson I’ve learned is…
At the end of the day, I’ve learned that connecting professionally is best done by knowing and remembering what’s important to someone personally.

Resources that I really find useful and recommend to other communicators are…
Put yourself out there! Over the past year, I’ve attended as many networking events as possible, joined professional groups, and become involved in community events. This has helped me to learn from other professionals/communicators, and allowed me to hone my own communication skills for the better.

The most valuable thing about my membership with IABC is…
The ability to connect with such a high caliber of like-minded professionals, and the opportunity to expand my own skill-set while doing so.

You should know this about me…
Before I worked for a bank, I toured the US playing lead guitar in a punk band. Music will never cease to captivate my life in some way.

Career Highlights

Current Job
Business Development Officer, San Diego County Credit Union

Previous Jobs
Senior Sales Coordinator, Better Business Bureau 2011-2014
Business Banking Specialist, Wells Fargo Bank 2008-2011

Links

San Diego County Credit Union
Google+
LinkedIn

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