Congratulations Jill Rutherford!
2017 PSN Saleswoman of the Year!
As a Partner/Vice President of OCG Creative and mom of two, active kids, I know first-hand what it means to cultivate and foster long-lasting relationships, both in business and life. One of my favorite sayings is, “It is a rare person who can take care of business while taking care of hearts,” and that is exactly how I live my life. I truly believe that the more enriching your relationships, the more successful your business.
For me, success has always been about embracing change and taking the road less travelled. After graduating from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, I spent the next few years travelling the world.
Travel opened my eyes to creativity and an entire world of possibility. It inspired me to go on to manage my own advertising agency for 15 years. With offices in Reno and Elko, I loved working with rural clients and coordinating special events and advertising campaigns.
After a successful run in advertising, it was time to expand my horizons. In 2008, I merged my agency to create OCG Creative, and fully immersed myself into the fast-paced digital landscape. Today, we are a full-service Marketing Agency that specializes in web design, SEO, branding and print solutions. I spend most of my days juggling projects, working with clients and strategizing with our team. I’m the office peacekeeper and cheerleader. If there’s a problem, I’ll solve it. A sticky situation, I’ll diffuse it. A party, I’ll plan it.
I love what I do, so any chance I get to orient, educate, assist, set up, tear down, or coordinate on a client’s behalf, I do so. I have volunteered for the Reno Rodeo Association for 23 years, donated design time, collateral and banners to the annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, coached youth soccer and volleyball and annually I dial for dollars at the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation Know the Gold fundraising campaign. I also coordinate the NNCCF event marketing and help update the website.
Family remains at the center of my life. Their sense of shared responsibility and support makes my very demanding schedule quite manageable and enjoyable. At the end of the day, business for me has never been about the bottom-line. Life is rich and full of opportunity if you just take the time to enjoy it.