Ilyssa Klein has joined the Atlanta Jewish Times as an account manager. Klein brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, management, and customer relations.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., Klein moved to Atlanta after her parents purchased The Bagel Palace. Ilyssa regularly worked at the family restaurant and became a favorite of many patrons, earning herself the nickname, “The Bagel Princess.”
With a background in advertising, marketing and sales, Ilyssa has previously served as center director of Kaplan Test Prep, where she was responsible for product sales growth, managing various departments, educating, and training staff as well as the community, on Kaplan products.
Klein also coordinated with area schools and student organizations, including leading presentations of programs offered by Kaplan. Some of her other duties included managing the office budget and tracking sales growth.
“As a longtime member of the Atlanta Jewish community and reader of the AJT, I am excited to be joining the AJT team and contributing to an important outlet and voice in our community. I look forward to sharing my expertise in customer relations, sales, and marketing with the AJT.”
Ilyssa, and her husband, Chad, have two children: Emme, 10, and Jesse, 12. Emme attends Sarah Smith Elementary School and Jesse is a student at Sutton Middle School. Jesse is set to have his bar mitzvah in March at The Temple, where Ilyssa and her family are members.
She was a senior in high school when her family made the move to Atlanta, where she graduated from Walton High School and continued her education at Clark University in Massachusetts.
“I am just so thrilled to be working with this amazing team and community.”