River City Six: Jenna Broulette
Meet Jenna Broulette (formerly Hubl), Executive Assistant at Strictly Business Magazine (www.strictlybusinessomaha.com)!
How did you get started in the business?
I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Marketing-Fashion Merchandising degree. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue professional opportunities within the growing fashion capital of the United States. I began my career at Hautelook | Nordstromrack.com, where I worked for over five years as a Senior Logistics Coordinator. However, I always knew I wanted to move back to my Midwestern roots. There was an opportunity to join the Strictly Business team which I couldn’t pass up. I’m coming up on my 2-year anniversary with the company!
Tell us a little about your role with the company.
I work on both the sales and production side of the publication, with a wide variety of responsibilities including client correspondence, account management, event planning and networking, so every day is vastly different for me.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband Eric and I just got married at the end of July! We are in full newlywed bliss. To see how he’s transformed my world in the past 4 years, I can only imagine what he will do with a lifetime. My family is my world! I’m the oldest of 3 girls. My mother, Gay, is a ray of sunshine and the strongest woman I know. My sisters Stacie and Paige also reside in Lincoln and as their ‘big sis’ I’m proud of who they’ve become and flattered to call them my sisters and best friends. Lastly, I can’t forget about our 2-year-old golden retriever Lucy!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Losing my father to cancer in December. He will always be my superhero and his courage and bravery is an inspiration to us all. Although I continue to learn how to live in a world without him in it, I find peace knowing he will always be looking over me.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to travel any opportunity I get! I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, attending concerts, dinners, going to any sporting event, and Husker Football to name a few!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
‘Do one thing each day that makes you happy.’ It’s something my mother always reminds me.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Wedding Coordinator or Event Planner.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Time travel. I would have loved to live in so many different time periods! First stop in my time machine would be The Roaring Twenties.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I head up our bi-annual Supporting Non-Profits feature in the publication so I’m fortunate to be able to work closely with and support a plethora of amazing local non-profit organizations that all do remarkable work in our community!
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Coco Chanel. She not only had impeccable style, she was an inspirational businesswoman and innovator who created timeless designs that still remain popular today.