Butler Baseball Alumni Spotlight: Dean Theofanis

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 current occupation?
 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 do.
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.