Leveraging nearly 25 years of experience, JoAnn Starner currently works with Central Wholesalers, Inc., a Laurel, Maryland-based company where, as Customer Service Manager, she manages the customer service staff and assists in other departments as needed. Ms. Starner trains new representatives, supervises order entry, ensures customer information is kept up to date, and oversees promotional material distribution for the company’s four locations on the East Coast. In 1999, just three years after joining the company, Ms. Starner was promoted from Customer Service Representative to Customer Service Manager. She worked in customer service for nearly a decade prior to accepting a position at Central Wholesalers, and remains a valuable member of the company’s leadership team. Outside of her work, JoAnn Starner travels the world for fun and returns to Italy often to visit different cities and immerse herself in the culture. Among Ms. Starner’s favorite destinations is Rome, where she has visited the Vatican, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Trevi Fountain, which stands about 85 feet high and 65 feet wide. This famous baroque fountain received a restoration in 1998, and has been featured in a number of movies, including Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Other cities high on Ms. Starner’s list of favorite stops are Florence, famous for its cuisine as well as artistic and architectural heritage, and Venice, iconic for its canals and gondolas. JoAnn Starner also enjoys touring the United States, and has taken a helicopter ride over the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam. She counts the mountains among her favorite natural retreats. Besides travel, JoAnn Starner enjoys reading both romance novels and thrillers, and counts Danielle Steel, Mary Higgins Clark, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, and James Patterson among her favorite authors. Ms. Starner is an avid collector of Disney Classics Collection Figurines, which include characters from iconic Disney works such as Steamboat Willie, the first appearance of Mickey Mouse. Ms. Starner also spends her free time scrapbooking and working on her photography skills.