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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

My dream job was working as a visual merchandiser for a home décor company, preferably West Elm, so I pursued a degree in merchandising and marketing.

I had the chance to go on an art and architecture tour in London and Paris with one of my favorite professors. Her advice to me was, “Keep traveling as much as you can while you’re young,” and I took it to heart. I’ve since sailed the British Virgin Islands for two weeks, visited China, practiced my night photography and captured the northern lights in Iceland and explored so many other places.

Traveling also revealed a love for nature photography, which is still a hobby of mine.

 
ROCOCO THEATRE

Like most college students, I worked multiple odd jobs to help pay for my education. When I started working at Rococo Theatre as an event coordinator, however, I realized I had discovered more than just another way to make extra cash. I loved putting details together to create events and atmospheres where people could come and have a wonderful time.

The first concert I managed was for Michael Franti, and I was hooked. People were dancing, having fun and I remember thinking, “This is a success!”

I’m a firm believer that my career has benefited from all my travels. It’s taught me how to create powerful experiences and how to budget better and generally leaves me inspired and rejuvenated.
 
CITY OF OMAHA PARKS & REC – SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

While I still have a passion for textiles and home décor, I couldn’t ignore the thrill I got from event planning. I pivoted my career goals, moved to Omaha and started organizing events like the Bridge Beats music series, CWS Road to Omaha run and various groundbreakings and fundraisers.

I loved this work so much I pursued my certification and became a certified Festival and Event Manager.

I think anyone who works in event management knows it’s important to learn from every hiccup. And the more experience and passion you have, the more you’ll strive for perfection.

One of the first lessons I learned was to always always make sure the sound system is charged and working.

BOZELL – SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
I started to crave new challenges and growth, so I decided to take my skills to the ad agency environment. Turns out, my event management experience has translated well. I’ve helped plan, budget and execute multiple experiential events since joining Bozell. It takes collaborative effort to make these tactics successful, and I’m so thankful to have talented, fun team members helping me create 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

My dream job was working as a visual merchandiser for a home décor company, preferably West Elm, so I pursued a degree in merchandising and marketing.

I had the chance to go on an art and architecture tour in London and Paris with one of my favorite professors. Her advice to me was, “Keep traveling as much as you can while you’re young,” and I took it to heart. I’ve since sailed the British Virgin Islands for two weeks, visited China, practiced my night photography and captured the northern lights in Iceland and explored so many other places.

Traveling also revealed a love for nature photography, which is still a hobby of mine.

 
ROCOCO THEATRE

Like most college students, I worked multiple odd jobs to help pay for my education. When I started working at Rococo Theatre as an event coordinator, however, I realized I had discovered more than just another way to make extra cash. I loved putting details together to create events and atmospheres where people could come and have a wonderful time.

The first concert I managed was for Michael Franti, and I was hooked. People were dancing, having fun and I remember thinking, “This is a success!”

I’m a firm believer that my career has benefited from all my travels. It’s taught me how to create powerful experiences and how to budget better and generally leaves me inspired and rejuvenated.
 
CITY OF OMAHA PARKS & REC – SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

While I still have a passion for textiles and home décor, I couldn’t ignore the thrill I got from event planning. I pivoted my career goals, moved to Omaha and started organizing events like the Bridge Beats music series, CWS Road to Omaha run and various groundbreakings and fundraisers.

I loved this work so much I pursued my certification and became a certified Festival and Event Manager.

I think anyone who works in event management knows it’s important to learn from every hiccup. And the more experience and passion you have, the more you’ll strive for perfection.

One of the first lessons I learned was to always always make sure the sound system is charged and working.

BOZELL – SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
I started to crave new challenges and growth, so I decided to take my skills to the ad agency environment. Turns out, my event management experience has translated well. I’ve helped plan, budget and execute multiple experiential events since joining Bozell. It takes collaborative effort to make these tactics successful, and I’m so thankful to have talented, fun team members helping me create 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

August 9, 2018

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