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Abby Lehmer

Project Manager

Abby Lehmer
Project Manager

OMAHA, NE

Omaha may not be the biggest or flashiest city, but I’ve spent my entire life watching it grow and change. I feel like I’ve always been surrounded by innovation and growth. I like to say my city and I are both a work in progress – in a good way – and I dig that.

 

ROJA GRILL – MANAGER

I call myself a “technological tinkerer.” I love science and medicine for its structure and absoluteness, but every time I explored the subjects as possible degrees, it didn’t seem to click. In the meantime, I jumped into the hospitality business. I didn’t think of my experience as a bartender-turned-restaurant manager as anything other than a way to pay the bills. I later realized how wrong I was.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA

I had just enrolled in the communications program at UNO when I had my “aha” moment. I was working at Roja at the time and had become friends with one of my regular customers. He worked at a local agency and thought I was ridiculous for thinking I wasn’t talented enough to join a creative industry like advertising. So, he invited me to spend an afternoon at their office. I did, and five hours later I had done a complete 180.

I quickly switched from HR and Management to the PR & Advertising sequence, and I haven’t looked back.

JUNKSTOCK – CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

I gained my first professional advertising experience working in – wait for it – a barn. I was the social media marketer, photographer, copywriter, graphic designer and event planner all rolled into one. Challenging, yes. But it made me hungry for more opportunities. About this time, I became an actual crazy plant lady. If you want my love, my favorite plant is a Monstera deliciosa. Thanks.

Hey, some people have kids or pets …

BOZELL – JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER

After working with the woman, the myth, the legend, Laura Spaulding, at a few American Advertising Federation Omaha functions, she said, quote, “You’re going to come work for me.” I accepted (obviously) and finally realized how wrong I had been about my hospitality experience. It had been more valuable than just paying my bills; I had been building my skillset for human relations, organization and multitasking. Turns out, all that comes in pretty handy as a junior project manager.

 

Words to live by: Life really is generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend. – The Alchemist

Abby's story

OMAHA, NE

Omaha may not be the biggest or flashiest city, but I’ve spent my entire life watching it grow and change. I feel like I’ve always been surrounded by innovation and growth. I like to say my city and I are both a work in progress – in a good way – and I dig that.

 

ROJA GRILL – MANAGER

I call myself a “technological tinkerer.” I love science and medicine for its structure and absoluteness, but every time I explored the subjects as possible degrees, it didn’t seem to click. In the meantime, I jumped into the hospitality business. I didn’t think of my experience as a bartender-turned-restaurant manager as anything other than a way to pay the bills. I later realized how wrong I was.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA

I had just enrolled in the communications program at UNO when I had my “aha” moment. I was working at Roja at the time and had become friends with one of my regular customers. He worked at a local agency and thought I was ridiculous for thinking I wasn’t talented enough to join a creative industry like advertising. So, he invited me to spend an afternoon at their office. I did, and five hours later I had done a complete 180.

I quickly switched from HR and Management to the PR & Advertising sequence, and I haven’t looked back.

JUNKSTOCK – CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

I gained my first professional advertising experience working in – wait for it – a barn. I was the social media marketer, photographer, copywriter, graphic designer and event planner all rolled into one. Challenging, yes. But it made me hungry for more opportunities. About this time, I became an actual crazy plant lady. If you want my love, my favorite plant is a Monstera deliciosa. Thanks.

Hey, some people have kids or pets …

BOZELL – JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER

After working with the woman, the myth, the legend, Laura Spaulding, at a few American Advertising Federation Omaha functions, she said, quote, “You’re going to come work for me.” I accepted (obviously) and finally realized how wrong I had been about my hospitality experience. It had been more valuable than just paying my bills; I had been building my skillset for human relations, organization and multitasking. Turns out, all that comes in pretty handy as a junior project manager.

 

Words to live by: Life really is generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend. – The Alchemist

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years in industry

2 years

years at bozell

2 years

client experience

  • First National Bank
  • Planitomaha
  • TD Ameritrade Event Group

Abby's Hometown

Omaha, NE

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