ASSOCIATE ENGAGEMENT LEAD
ASSOCIATE ENGAGEMENT LEAD
I put purpose into practice by…
maintaining calm within chaos by being incisive, highly organized and logistically-savvy
Expertise: Strategic Planning, Team Management, Resourcing & Partner Management
As an Associate Engagement Lead at August Jackson, Joeli helps to grow and strengthen client relationships, while also ensuring day-to-day project management and execution is met by the AJ teams.
Joeli has a unique and varied background. She started her career as an Administrative Assistant at Jack Morton Worldwide within their Digital group; taking on whatever was thrown her way, she sat in as their Digital Traffic Manager during the 2008 recession before agreeing to provide high-level support to their Executive Team in full. In 2013, she transitioned to the Production Procurement department as their first-ever Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Development Associate where she grew supplier relationships, negotiated cost savings contracts, and led process improvement initiatives across multiple offices and teams. Within this role, she engaged and onboarded a partner that would payroll $10M in annual contingent labor spend across Jack Morton and ultimately throughout the Interpublic Group of Companies. In 2013, Joeli led Jack Morton’s production teams in risk mitigation, adding Production Risk Manager to her responsibilities; within this role, she helped the agency decrease claims by 25% in the first year. Following her 8 years with Jack Morton, she reached a bit outside of the agency world and accepted a contract as Operations Director with a young and flourishing Real Estate agency, Boston Urban Partners. Here, she was tasked to guide them in creating best practices and multi-department processes so that they could grow as an organization. This role, although fulfilling, led her back to the industry she loves: Event Production, where she produced events with Czarnowski Event Services for the likes of Toyota, Dunkin Donuts, Major League Soccer, Philips, Illunina, Affirm and Lexus.
Outside of work, Joeli is an avid fitness junkie and music enthusiast. She spends her summers running, working out, touring with Phish, hitting up as many music festivals as she can, and gardening when she’s at home. Joeli has recently relocated from Boston back to where she came from — Vermont —where she will continue to be in awe of her morning mountain view.
When asked why she loves working at AJ, Joeli said, “I feel at home here, like my opinions matter and my ideas are heard.”
Education: Bachelor of Science from Champlain College (Business Management with a focus in Marketing)