Carmel Cerullo-Beiter

Vice President

“A marathon is like life with its ups and downs. But once you’ve done it, you feel you can do anything.”

1. Why did you pick this profession?
For as long as I can remember a career in art was the only thing I ever wanted to do. My father always worried I would be selling paintings on a street corner, be a hippie and never make any money, but I pursued it anyway. One of my first summer jobs was as the Arts and Crafts Director for the Town of Lancaster playgrounds. I drove around from playground to playground for four straight summers showing kids how to make crafts, it was awesome. Once I went to college and got into the graphic design program I was hooked. I have never wished I had done anything else, and although my dad passed away before we started JFG, I was working in advertising for a number of years and he was pretty okay with the outcome.

2. What’s your favorite hobby and why?
No question it’s running. I’m not sure I would consider it a hobby but rather my passion. It’s something that I do every day and never get tired of. I love it because I can throw on my running shoes, walk out the door no matter where I am and head out on the road. I have been fortunate to see so much of the world by running the streets of France, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Hong Kong, Hawaii and more. It has been part of my life for so long I can’t imagine ever stopping.

3. What famous person (dead or alive) would you like to meet and what would you say?
Steve Jobs. I would like to ask him a bunch of questions and see if he was as mean as people said he was, or if he was just very driven.

4. What was your first concert and do you still listen to their music?
Jackson Browne and not really, but if I hear a tune I sing along.

5. What actor/actress would play you in a movie and why?
Andie Macdowell. I have always thought she was funny, has beautiful hair and a great smile. If I could choose someone to be me I would want it to be her, maybe one of her qualities would rub off on me.

6. How would you describe your primary role at JFG as it relates to customers?
Being in front of JFG’s customers is one of the best parts of my job, and one of the things I think I do best. Each customer is so unique and has different challenges, but they all need a solution to their problems. I am really good at finding the right solutions to meet their needs, and I love the one-on-one relationships I have with each of them.