Place of Employment: Investment Centers of America
Job Title: Marketing Consultant
Years with Company: 8 months
Hometown: Oakes, ND
Role in the YP Network: Co-Lead for Professional Development Committee, Member of the Marketing Committee
What does the committee feel he/she contributes to YPN? (Statement by Team Co-leads)
“Jillian recently became co-lead of the PD team, but has been a member of PD and the Marketing Team. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of YP who is always willing to volunteer when help is needed and showcases a warm and welcoming attitude at YP events”
Why do you feel it is important to be part of the network? I think networking is a very important part of any career. Not only do you meet people in your own industry that you can share ideas with, you meet young professionals across every industry and you never know when you’ll need them as a resource! It’s great to connect with others who are going through the same trials and tribulations at the same point in their career.
How do you spend your free time? I have two beautiful girls – ages 1 and 3 – so most of my free time is spent with my family! But I always make an effort to have activities outside of my kids. So in my free time I like to go running or biking, meet friends for coffee, travel, read, spend time at our family lake cabin, and I always try to attend community events around Bismarck-Mandan.
Are you involved in other organizations in the community? Yes. I am a member of the North Dakota Professional Communicators and the International Association of Business Communicators.
What is your favorite quote? I’m going with an old throwback marketing quote: “Marketing is an investment, not an expense.” I love working in the marketing field!!