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Annie Narzisi

Senior Account Executive

Annie Narzisi
Senior Account Executive

OMAHA, NEBRASKA 

I was born and bred in Omaha, NE, but got the travel bug early on. During my college years at Creighton, I got the chance to spend my junior year abroad in the land of my ancestors, Italy.


CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY / ITALY

A slip on a marble step broke my foot and changed everything. I had started out being fiercely independent, almost a loner, when you factored in the language barrier. Once hobbled, I had to lean on EVERYONE, to help get me back and forth to class and ensure I got food. When surgery became inevitable, my Italian speaking Dad rushed to my rescue and whisked me to Sicily and his family hearth.

If it hadn’t been for that marble step, I would have missed out on some of the most important moments of that year abroad.

Some of the moments I’d prefer to have missed were the 5th floor apartment with no elevator – less of a problem before the foot was broken, the full day that it took to see the x-ray technician and get a cast – thanks, social medicine, and the compassionate ER doc who decided that the best way to soothe a sobbing American girl with a broken foot was to air guitar “hey, no woman, no cry” in broken English.


DIABETES EDUCATION CENTER OF THE MIDLANDS – PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Fresh out of school in the stark 2008 job landscape and looking for advertising work, I ended up at a nonprofit helping folks with diabetes. I was actually teaching these folks how to use their blood glucose monitors. It was a wonderfully rewarding experience that was over in a flash – it’s probably not the dream job of someone who cannot tolerate seeing ANY blood whatsoever.


OMAHA AGENCY – ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Luck was with me and I was able to find a job in an ad agency. During my time there, I learned a great deal about fostering successful client relationships and succeeding in a creative environment, but there was something missing, a big something.

My short time in the nonprofit organization had made me realize that helping people and giving back had to be a key factor of whatever job I chose.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY & STEIER GROUP

I tried a few other positions, working admissions for Creighton, which enabled me to spend time – both work and leisure – getting to know the east coast. I loved it. When I moved over to the Steier Group, the work itself offered great opportunities, but the constant travel became overwhelming, so I headed back to Creighton and a job in development. Very rewarding and moderate travel, which was great until my kids started to come along.

Having kids changes everything.

BOZELL – SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

By the time my kids arrived I had learned a few important things, the travel I so longed for in my earlier days convinced me that Omaha is where I want to raise my family, and the work I had done in my earlier days made me realize how important it is to give back. I still loved the creativity and problem-solving environment of advertising, so it was destiny that I have found an ad agency with the same goals and values of community importance and helping others.

A lot of folks find advertising to be a shallow and narcissistic business, but for me, it all clicked when I found an agency that believes in “paying for the space that you occupy on this earth” and that feels like home.

Words to live by: Choose to see the good.

Annie's story

OMAHA, NEBRASKA 

I was born and bred in Omaha, NE, but got the travel bug early on. During my college years at Creighton, I got the chance to spend my junior year abroad in the land of my ancestors, Italy.


CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY / ITALY

A slip on a marble step broke my foot and changed everything. I had started out being fiercely independent, almost a loner, when you factored in the language barrier. Once hobbled, I had to lean on EVERYONE, to help get me back and forth to class and ensure I got food. When surgery became inevitable, my Italian speaking Dad rushed to my rescue and whisked me to Sicily and his family hearth.

If it hadn’t been for that marble step, I would have missed out on some of the most important moments of that year abroad.

Some of the moments I’d prefer to have missed were the 5th floor apartment with no elevator – less of a problem before the foot was broken, the full day that it took to see the x-ray technician and get a cast – thanks, social medicine, and the compassionate ER doc who decided that the best way to soothe a sobbing American girl with a broken foot was to air guitar “hey, no woman, no cry” in broken English.


DIABETES EDUCATION CENTER OF THE MIDLANDS – PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Fresh out of school in the stark 2008 job landscape and looking for advertising work, I ended up at a nonprofit helping folks with diabetes. I was actually teaching these folks how to use their blood glucose monitors. It was a wonderfully rewarding experience that was over in a flash – it’s probably not the dream job of someone who cannot tolerate seeing ANY blood whatsoever.


OMAHA AGENCY – ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Luck was with me and I was able to find a job in an ad agency. During my time there, I learned a great deal about fostering successful client relationships and succeeding in a creative environment, but there was something missing, a big something.

My short time in the nonprofit organization had made me realize that helping people and giving back had to be a key factor of whatever job I chose.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY & STEIER GROUP

I tried a few other positions, working admissions for Creighton, which enabled me to spend time – both work and leisure – getting to know the east coast. I loved it. When I moved over to the Steier Group, the work itself offered great opportunities, but the constant travel became overwhelming, so I headed back to Creighton and a job in development. Very rewarding and moderate travel, which was great until my kids started to come along.

Having kids changes everything.

BOZELL – SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

By the time my kids arrived I had learned a few important things, the travel I so longed for in my earlier days convinced me that Omaha is where I want to raise my family, and the work I had done in my earlier days made me realize how important it is to give back. I still loved the creativity and problem-solving environment of advertising, so it was destiny that I have found an ad agency with the same goals and values of community importance and helping others.

A lot of folks find advertising to be a shallow and narcissistic business, but for me, it all clicked when I found an agency that believes in “paying for the space that you occupy on this earth” and that feels like home.

Words to live by: Choose to see the good.

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years in industry

11 years

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Kaneko

Annie's Hometown

Omaha, NE

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