Jason Dodier ’09 Global Sales Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric IT
Native Rhode Islander Jason Dodier had his career path mapped out early: Attend Bryant, become a CPA, run for political office. In addition to feeling right at home the moment he stepped on campus, his dad, Mike, was a Bryant grad, Class of 1989.
As a Global Sales Business Development Manager at Schneider Electric IT, Dodier is based in Southern France and travels throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific, and South America. He develops trade missions with other countries to bring businesses to Rhode Island and increases Bryant’s brand internationally.
He credits the “foundational elements” he learned at Bryant. “I owe a lot of the successes I have had early on in my career to my Bryant University education, where I had a diverse and dynamic course schedule heavily focused on relational learning. The attention we got as students was remarkable, with very easy access to our professors. Professor Michael Gravier will always be a mentor,” he says.
"The attention we got as students was remarkable."
An internship senior year making sales calls worldwide for Health Enterprises helped Dodier hone marketing and international business skills. He encourages students and alumni to travel and live internationally. The experience, he says, will “expose you to miraculous cultural experiences that will forever change your life.”
Taking risks and networking are important, Dodier says. The sportsman – who earned a first place finish at Bryant’s first bench press competition – says golf is terrific for networking. He also plays basketball and “will never turn down a game of beach volleyball.”
Watch for Dodier’s name to become well known, as he has aspirations beyond the business world. Though he changed his mind about becoming a CPA, he is still considering public life. “Running for political office is still very much on the table.”