2017 PSN Saleswoman of the Year!

Congratulations Jill Rutherford!

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.

OCGAfter 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.

Past SWOTY WINNERS

YEAR

WINNER

1987

Sandy Nichols

1988

Terry Hydrick

1989

Royce A. Birks

1990

Theresa L. Peterson

1991

Sandra Chapman

1992

Missy McQuattie

1993

Joanne Gipson

1994

Barbara Johnson

1995

Linda Lott

1996

Cami Kaiser

1997

Doris Phelps

1998

Dee Dee Remaklus

1999

De De Hagen

2000

B.J. North

2001

Ricci Vineyard

2002

*Event Not Held*

2003

Kandas Myer

2004

Alice Heiman

2005

Joan Maguire

2006

Mary Wells

2007

Norma Havens

2008

Timi Fischer

2009

Karen Vibe

2010

Karyn Jensen

2011

Toni Quiruz

2012

Angie Fairbanks

2013

Jennifer Fonda

2014

Kerry Eaton

2015

Sarah Sommers

2016

Melanie Galvin

2017

Jill Rutherford

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