Welcome, Joi Byrd, Project Manager

Joi joined the herd in early 2020 as a Project Manager. And wow, it was a great way to kick off the year! For starters, Joi brings an agency background and has organized complex creative events and experiences. Those organizational skills, plus her passion and attention to detail made her a perfect fit for our Project Manager role. But here at Vigor we’re not just about checking the boxes – we’re about building a great culture and experience for our clients. That’s where Joi really shines, by living up to her name and bringing a genuinely positive professionalism to every interaction she has.

Joi has seamlessly taken the reins on an array of concept development projects for both new and repeat Vigor clients. In each project, she is criticall in leading timelines, tasking, daily communications, scheduling, and ultimately making sure that both the client and the team are satisfied and smiling every day.

We wanted to learn more about what makes Joi so joyful, so we wrangled up some questions and asked for her insight. Have a read to learn a little more about the person who glues our projects together!

Outside of work, what are you passionate about?

Traveling and experiencing all the new things I can.

What is your favorite food and/or drink?

French Fries and Sweet Tea.

What’s your go-to dish to make at home?

Taco Soup!

What’s your favorite part of what you do?

I love being the “middle man” and seeing something that I had a hand in become a reality.

What food, beverage, and/or hospitality brands have you worked on before Vigor (include Travel)?

None.

If you could rebrand any F&B company, what would it be and why?

Waffle House. Because I’d love to see a truck stop restaurant become more visually appealing. And the waffles are great!

Where did you graduate from and with what degree/major?

Columbus State University; BA in Communications.

Do you have kids and/or pets that you’d like to share?

My German Shepherd puppy, Ace Byrd! He’s rambunctious yet sweet yet a terror all at the same time.

What’s your bucket-list vacation destination/experience?

Bora Bora and an African Safari.

List your social media handles (if you want followers and are public):

I ain’t that interesting.

Author

Suggested Reading

Subject Matter Expertise

Leading the restaurant industry with branding and marketing expertise

Building Bullish Restaurant Brands that Charge Ahead of the Herd

The premier book by Vigor’s managing director, Joseph Szala, is gaining momentum on Kickstarter with multiple levels and perks to pledge support. The Bullhearted Brand will be available in print, digital and audiobook with the help of people like you! Learn more about the book and ways to support on the kickstarter page.