Sonja Batteen (Smith), Member
Sonja Batteen is currently the Senior Sales Executive to the industry leader in fleet fuel management, FleetCor Technologies and Ambassador to Associated Builders and Contractors. As a Senior Executive at FleetCor, Sonja is responsible for establishing and developing new accounts in Dade, Broward, and Martin Counties. Duties include marketing to new and existing customers through creation, development, and implementation of fleet fuel solutions. Her duties as Ambassador to Associated Builders and Contractors enable Sonja to build relationships with key companies dedicated to the growth of South Florida and responsible for most new construction projects in our community.
Prior to joining FleetCor, Sonja worked for nine years in the communications industry with AT&T. Sonja spent her early years out of high school as a non commissioned officer with the United States Marine Corps. As a soldier she managed the medical and dental supplies for all Marines deploying out of Camp Pendleton, CA for exercises both foreign and domestic. One of the things instilled from the Marine Corps was the importance of good health and fitness which Sonja lives by to this day, incorporating running and healthy eating into her daily lifestyle.
Sonja first became aware of Care Resource and Food For Life Network through her uncle who has been HIV positive for 22 years. Through her uncle, having been a recipient of the programs offered at Care Resource, Sonja saw first hand how the education, care, treatment, and support services improved his health and the overall quality of his life. The impact made on his life has forever impacted her life, so when an AIDS charity dropped out of the ING Marathon in 2009, Sonja, her uncle and cousin, together with Care Resource founded the Food For Life Network AIDS Marathon/Half Marathon fundraiser. Sonja is honored and proud to give back to the organization and family who constantly put the needs of the cause and other people before their own.
When Sonja is not working or continuing her education her hobbies include reading, running, golfing, mountain biking and occasional sky diving.