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Abby Lehmer

Junior Project Manager

Abby Lehmer
Junior 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

1 year

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • TD Ameritrade Event Group
  • Kicks for a Cure
  • NCAA Men’s College World Series

Abby's Hometown

Omaha, NE

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