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Meet the Team
Howell is the T of T&T Lighting. He has been in the lighting business for more than 20 years and he has over 25 years of experience working in the building industry. Howell obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Clayton State University, majoring in Marketing. He has worked in sales and marketing for Georgia Power Company, 4-H Home Construction, Progress Lighting, and now T&T Lighting Group. Howell has won numerous top salesman awards, working with many of the nation’s top builders and showrooms in providing lighting for both commercial and residential building projects. His top priority is customer service, where he strives to meet customers’ needs quickly, efficiently, and successfully. T&T Lighting specializes in selling Maxim Lighting products across the Southeastern United States, including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Howell is totally committed to customer service as his number one goal in the lighting industry.
Jimmy Royals has been working in the lighting industry in Georgia for over 45 years. He managed and worked in several lighting showrooms, as well as, working as a factory representative for Progress Lighting for 10 of those years. He has been through ALA training and won numerous awards for excellence in sales.
Jimmy is an expert at helping lighting showrooms grow their business. His practical experience working in showrooms as warehouse manager, purchaser, showroom manager, inside and outside sales helps him understand their needs regardless of their size. Jimmy has a vast knowledge of product and its application. He has worked with numerous national builder accounts coordinating their purchases through distributors.
In 2017, Jimmy joined T&T Lighting as a Southeastern Regional Account Manager and is focused on maintaining and growing business with National accounts and Showrooms in Atlanta as well as Central and South Georgia.
Kyra Gregory is an award-winning Certified Lighting Specialist. For more than 20 years, she has excelled in sales, customer relations, planning, and office management. In 2004, Kyra joined Progress Lighting’s corporate office, working on the Builder National Accounts Team, serving the Top National builders in the United States. In 2006, Kyra was promoted to the National Sales Team as Sales Administrator and Strategic Programs Specialist, working directly with electrical distributors, managing sales and marketing for numerous lighting showrooms both nationally and internationally, and managing national cooperative programs. Kyra is an expert in lighting showroom sales, as well as showroom layout and design. In 2018, Kyra joined T and T Lighting Group, as a Southeastern Regional Account Manager, covering the Southeast with a focus on South Carolina.
Cheryl Turner represents the second T of T&T Lighting. She is the wife of business owner, Howell Turner, and serves as his support in business and in life. Cheryl has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Adult Fitness. Both degrees are from the University of Georgia. Cheryl is a certified personal trainer and teaches fitness classes. She is quick to acknowledge that her greatest blessing is her family. She and Howell have four children, three girls and a boy, all of whom have been homeschooled from pre-school through high school graduation. Heidi is a veterinarian, Holly is in nursing school, Hope is studying to be an attorney, and Howie wants to work with computers. What else could a family want or need? Lots of fun and love, and they certainly do have all that as well.
Tiffany attended Ventura/Moorpark College in Ventura, CA where she earned her Associate in Arts for Interior Design. She excelled in the program and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. Tiffany previously worked as a Lead Customer Service and Technical Support Specialist. She acquired extensive product knowledge and qualified as an expert in providing technical support to trade professionals during installation and repair, product identification, and troubleshooting with Cifial USA. From there she expanded her industry knowledge to include lighting as a Showroom Sales Consultant for Plumbing Distributors Inc. in Lawrenceville, GA. Tiffany won the Highest Gross Profit Achievement Award out of all sales consultants in GA and TN. She exceeded monthly sales goals and successfully promoted preferred vendors and featured products. In 2016 Tiffany began working as a Showroom Training Manager for Plumbing Distributors Inc. for the Metro Atlanta and Nashville, TN areas. Tiffany initiated a company-wide showroom training strategy to develop employees, maximize profit potential, and identify future company leaders. Tiffany created and managed a Showroom Sales Trainee Program designed for new hires without industry experience; Trainees gained perspective of all departments related to showroom sales, established a solid foundation of system operations, learned product knowledge, and adopted sales methodologies to become successful sales consultants. Tiffany joined T and T Lighting Group in March 2020 as the Southeast Regional Account Manager. She is focused on growing and maintaining business with our National accounts and showrooms for our Tennessee division.
Danielle has worked in sales positions for 15 years, earning leadership and top sales roles along the way. Danielle earned her Arrhythmia Monitoring Technician degree from Spartanburg Community College. However, she was eager to pursue other dreams which landed her in sales positions, such as car sales. She earned many awards and still holds the highest ratings for sales within that company to this day. Danielle also excelled in other areas of sales such as a Lead Pharmacy Technician. There she achieved many goals and was successful in earning many leadership roles within the company. Her great customer service skills has always allowed her to excel in these areas. Danielle joined T and T Lighting Group in April of 2019 as Inside Sales Support for Howell, Kyra and Jimmy. In addition to Inside Sales, Danielle is the Brand Ambassador with a focus on marketing and business development.