College of Business

Letter From Our Executive Director

Executive Director- Tom VillaJanuary 24, 2022

Welcome back to the spring semester and to the Seufferlein Sales Program (SSP)!!!

2021 was an incredible year of growth for our sales program; we finished the year with 305 students enrolled, 32 corporate sponsors, and $22,950 of sales competition prize money awarded. In 2021 we capped our class sizes for our Marketing 473 and 483 classes to 20 students, allowing us to add more role plays to each course and spend more faculty/student time together. The results speak for themselves, our students are in hot demand (multiple job offers) not only by the 32 corporations who support our program but by many other companies who now identify a recently graduated Chico State SSP student as someone who is better trained, prepared and knowledgeable in SPIN (Situation, Problem, Implications, Needs Payoff) selling models than their peers around the country. 

I would like to congratulate my student staff, our sales ambassadors, the faculty, and of course all of the students who participate in our program. We are here for you and will not only teach you sales principles but help you negotiate your first job and be available long after you graduate. Once a Wildcat ALWAYS a Wildcat. My cell is 916-223-2171…………call or text me anytime. 

Our program is truly unique, successful, and growing………….. COME JOIN US!  

The Seufferlein Sales Center which is located in Glenn 206 will be open this fall Monday's to Thursday's from 8AM-3PM so stop by. There will always be snacks and water ready for you anytime so come and meet the facility and say hello to the best student staff on campus!!! We are thrilled to be seeing you all face to face again.

Go Wildcats!

Thomas P. Villa
Executive Director – Seufferlein Sales Program

tpvilla@csuchico.edu
916-223-2171

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Glenn Hall Room 206

(530) 898-3840

Thomas Villa
Executive Director
tpvilla@csuchico.edu 
(916)223-2171 

Emma Ritchie
Program Manager
eritchie@csuchico.edu

Kristen Chatham
Program Manager
kbchatham@csuchico.edu

Ashley Mills
Marketing Specialist 
ammills@csuchico.edu 

Juliette Guerin
Marketing Assistant
jguerin@csuchico.edu

Kelli Litchfield
Operations Assistant
kmlitchfield@csuchico.edu 

Finn Blacker
Operations Assistant
fcblacker@csuchico.edu 

Isabella Torrao
Operations Assistant
imtorrao@csuchico.edu 

Natalie Bourn
Corporate Relations Assistant
nibourn@csuchico.edu 

Christian Neiswonger
Competition Lead
cneiswonger@mail.csuchico.edu 

Brianna Rader
Socrates Project Manager
brader1@csuchico.edu  


Letter from the Executive Director

"Due to our success, we have decided that all books associated with our sales courses for this next academic year will be free for every student enrolled in our sales classes!" Read the whole letter from the Executive Director. (PDF)


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