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Emily Burgess

Senior Project Manager

Emily Burgess
Senior Project Manager

NORTH PLATTE, NE

My favorite hometown memories are all the ones that happened outdoors: camping, jet-skiing, fishing, etc.
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN

I received my B.S. in education and human sciences with a degree in merchandising and marketing.

I thought I’d be a visual merchandiser for a company like West Elm.

In 2005, I traveled to Europe, and on my plane ride over, I started talking with the woman next to me. We exchanged headphones, and I heard “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan for the first time. I’ve lived by those lyrics ever since.
 
SAINT ELIZABETH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – PROGRESSIVE/CRITICAL CARE UNIT SECRETARY

I transitioned out of merchandising and began pursuing nursing. But while working, there I discovered that I did not want to spend my career in the medical field.

I started out in housekeeping – cleaning operating rooms.

I changed my education goals, and after graduation, I went to work for the Omaha Parks & Rec department.
 
CITY OF OMAHA PARKS & REC – SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

I worked there as the event manager on projects such as the Bridge Beats music series, CWS Road to Omaha run and Fly Into Fall kite festival.

I enjoyed my time there, but I reached a point where I wanted to enjoy my nights and weekends. I also craved new challenges and growth, so I made a career change.
 
BOZELL – SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

As a professional festival and event planner, you work collaboratively to make an event successful. I’ve found that this skill transfers directly to working in an ad agency, only here you’re working collaboratively with talented, fun team members to deliver quality work.
 
Words to live by: Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

Emily's story

NORTH PLATTE, NE

My favorite hometown memories are all the ones that happened outdoors: camping, jet-skiing, fishing, etc.
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN

I received my B.S. in education and human sciences with a degree in merchandising and marketing.

I thought I’d be a visual merchandiser for a company like West Elm.

In 2005, I traveled to Europe, and on my plane ride over, I started talking with the woman next to me. We exchanged headphones, and I heard “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan for the first time. I’ve lived by those lyrics ever since.
 
SAINT ELIZABETH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – PROGRESSIVE/CRITICAL CARE UNIT SECRETARY

I transitioned out of merchandising and began pursuing nursing. But while working, there I discovered that I did not want to spend my career in the medical field.

I started out in housekeeping – cleaning operating rooms.

I changed my education goals, and after graduation, I went to work for the Omaha Parks & Rec department.
 
CITY OF OMAHA PARKS & REC – SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

I worked there as the event manager on projects such as the Bridge Beats music series, CWS Road to Omaha run and Fly Into Fall kite festival.

I enjoyed my time there, but I reached a point where I wanted to enjoy my nights and weekends. I also craved new challenges and growth, so I made a career change.
 
BOZELL – SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

As a professional festival and event planner, you work collaboratively to make an event successful. I’ve found that this skill transfers directly to working in an ad agency, only here you’re working collaboratively with talented, fun team members to deliver quality work.
 
Words to live by: Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

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years in industry

1 year

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • Sioux Honey
  • H&H Automotive

Emily's Hometown

North Platte, NE

February 15, 2018

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