> Out and About: Anthony Andeen, General Sales Manager of Mitchell Selig Ford

Out and About: Anthony Andeen, General Sales Manager of Mitchell Selig Ford

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Interviewed by: TL Rotkiewicz Photo by: Michael Taylor

Anthony Andeen is a General Sales Manager at Mitchell Selig Ford of 801 Bloomfield Ave. The Mitchell Auto Group has been serving the state of Connecticut for nearly a century. Bill Selig Ford, Inc. of Windsor was established in 1970. The two auto companies merged in 2013, creating Mitchell Selig Ford. It is a family owned and operated Ford Dealer serving the greater Hartford and Springfield areas. They are 'Your Road to Total Satisfaction'.

Anthony was born in Connecticut. His family moved to Virginia when he was two years old. "I love the south. There's a whole different dynamic down there." Anthony explains. He remained there for twelve years before moving back to Connecticut where he attended Haddam-Killingworth High School. After graduating, he went on to Middlesex Community College in Middletown for a semester before transferring to Lynchberg College of Virginia. He went there for Sports Management and Communications, which eventually lead up to him being hired by ESPN in Bristol, CT. for digital advertising and marketing. Anthony worked there for a little over three years as Stats and Analysis Editor. When the 2008 financial crash happened, ESPN laid off approximately 36,000 people. Anthony found himself without a job. A friend of his at Liberty Mutual told him he should get into sales. The thought was, you can't go any lower. The economy will pick up and where better to start than in the auto industry? Anthony went to HARTE INFINITI in Hartford without anticipating an interview. The manager hired him on the spot as a Sales Consultant and he later became Internet Sales Manager. Eventually he left to further his new career at Grossman Chevy Nissan in Old Saybrook. He became Finance Manager. Opportunity and growth helped with his decision to move on to Mitchell Selig Ford as Sales Manager. The gentleman who hired him, he had met when they both worked at INFINITI as Sales Consultants. They hit it off right away, as both mutually understood where they came from moving up in the business and having similar interests. Anthony took the position. As of 2017, he was promoted to General Sales Manager.

When it comes to Windsor, Anthony says, "It's the oldest town in the state. It's got a lot more history than what you know if you were to just drive through Windsor. There's a lot more to it. It's huge. You don't think about it." Mitchell Selig Ford has been participating in the Windsor Shad Derby Festival for three years as of now. They staff it; four vehicles are put out for display on the green. They provide convertibles and Mustangs for the Shad Derby Queen participants and festival chairpersons. Anthony says he and Service Manager, Dan Los try to keep things more local in wanting to be incorporated within the town. They are involved with the Windsor Travel Baseball Team as a sponsor, providing signage on the field and jerseys with their company's logo.

Outside of Windsor, Anthony says Mitchell Selig Ford is involved with The Artists Collective First Annual Golf Tournament at Keney Golf Course to be held in June, and the Roaring Brook Nature Center of Canton, CT.

On his off time, Anthony has been a travel basketball coach for Haddam-Killingworth over the past five years. He has two younger brothers, one who he coached from forth to eighth grade. Anthony is an avid golf enthusiast. He has a puppy that just turned a year old. He always visits family on Sundays.

Three words that describe Anthony: Energetic, passionate, and fun.


Events

Diabetic Support Group
Jun 18 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Evolution of Bradley Airport
Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Strawberry Festival
Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
Call for Artists - Member Show
Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
How to Hire Top Talent
Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Christopher Martin's Art Reception
Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center - Member Show
Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT