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Rebecca Weber

Senior PR Strategist, Social

Rebecca Weber
Senior PR Strategist, Social

GERING, NE

I’d say my entrepreneurial gene was obvious when I started cleaning houses and mowing lawns for relatives in middle school. I knew if I made my own money I could buy my own clothes.
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN

I had my Associates of Art in Music Performance from Western Nebraska Community College and a good scholarship to finish my bachelor’s degree in music out of state. But one day, I realized it wasn’t my path. I packed my car and moved 400 miles away – from Gering, Nebraska, to Lincoln, Nebraska – just one week before I was supposed to start at my new college.

Ten months later, I tapped into my passion for politics and landed my first job as a political fundraiser on a federal campaign. I ultimately earned my Bachelors of Art in Political Science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and went on to work on political campaigns for 10 years.

It wasn’t agency experience, but I learned a lot about public relations and crisis management.

PEOPLE’S CITY MISSION – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS

Working with our day-to-day clientele impacted me so much; learning first-hand the significant struggles they faced and the outside factors impacting how those struggles were handled was eye-opening.

After about 2 ½ years in the fundraising department, I made the switch into full-time entrepreneurial work. I found that as a young entrepreneur, you’re often on your own. But I wouldn’t say any of the mistakes I made along the way define me. I just kept learning.

One of the greatest lessons was to see the big picture, focus on the long-term goal and try not to get bogged down in current obstacles.

POLITICAL AND NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

I worked off and on for an elected official who became a great mentor and leader. He often preached to have “Teflon skin,” be the bigger person in sticky situations and try not to think too much about others’ opinions of you, just do what you believe is right.

I also owned and operated a media business for four years, managing social media for small-to-medium-sized businesses. In my combined total of 12 years of entrepreneurship, I served more than 30 organizations.

Somehow, I made time for traveling abroad. They were quick, impromptu trips that became unforgettable experiences – like the Running of The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, or touring Istanbul and rural Turkey.
 
BOZELL – SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGIST, SOCIAL

A fellow social media strategist heard Bozell was looking to expand their team and recommended they reach out to me. I was so impressed after my first meeting, intrigued by the culture and excited about the work that I felt confident taking the position. I know my experience in fast-paced environments will serve me well, and I’m excited to see what work my team and I can produce together.
 
Words to live by: To whom much is given, much is expected.

Rebecca's story

GERING, NE

I’d say my entrepreneurial gene was obvious when I started cleaning houses and mowing lawns for relatives in middle school. I knew if I made my own money I could buy my own clothes.
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN

I had my Associates of Art in Music Performance from Western Nebraska Community College and a good scholarship to finish my bachelor’s degree in music out of state. But one day, I realized it wasn’t my path. I packed my car and moved 400 miles away – from Gering, Nebraska, to Lincoln, Nebraska – just one week before I was supposed to start at my new college.

Ten months later, I tapped into my passion for politics and landed my first job as a political fundraiser on a federal campaign. I ultimately earned my Bachelors of Art in Political Science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and went on to work on political campaigns for 10 years.

It wasn’t agency experience, but I learned a lot about public relations and crisis management.

PEOPLE’S CITY MISSION – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS

Working with our day-to-day clientele impacted me so much; learning first-hand the significant struggles they faced and the outside factors impacting how those struggles were handled was eye-opening.

After about 2 ½ years in the fundraising department, I made the switch into full-time entrepreneurial work. I found that as a young entrepreneur, you’re often on your own. But I wouldn’t say any of the mistakes I made along the way define me. I just kept learning.

One of the greatest lessons was to see the big picture, focus on the long-term goal and try not to get bogged down in current obstacles.

POLITICAL AND NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

I worked off and on for an elected official who became a great mentor and leader. He often preached to have “Teflon skin,” be the bigger person in sticky situations and try not to think too much about others’ opinions of you, just do what you believe is right.

I also owned and operated a media business for four years, managing social media for small-to-medium-sized businesses. In my combined total of 12 years of entrepreneurship, I served more than 30 organizations.

Somehow, I made time for traveling abroad. They were quick, impromptu trips that became unforgettable experiences – like the Running of The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, or touring Istanbul and rural Turkey.
 
BOZELL – SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGIST, SOCIAL

A fellow social media strategist heard Bozell was looking to expand their team and recommended they reach out to me. I was so impressed after my first meeting, intrigued by the culture and excited about the work that I felt confident taking the position. I know my experience in fast-paced environments will serve me well, and I’m excited to see what work my team and I can produce together.
 
Words to live by: To whom much is given, much is expected.

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years in industry

13 years

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • First National Bank
  • Sioux Honey
  • Westlake Ace Hardware

Rebecca's Hometown

Gering, NE

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