BIC Alumni SHINE

6/04/2016 Nancy 0 Comments


As BIC graduates its second class, we're able to celebrate something new: Hot-Off-the Press success stories from alumni of our very first graduating class. Here are just a few recent highlights from BIC Class of 2015 Movers and Shakers:

Ruth Ogbeab is now a Project Manager at Y&R. Founded in 1923, Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies, with more than 190 offices in 90+ countries. Ruth will be working at its headquarters at 3 Columbus Circle in New York City.

After a successful run as copywriter at TBWA, Chris Villanueva just landed a new position at DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency that transforms businesses for the digital age.

Carol Burns doesn't just have a new job, she's helping to define the position. As B2B Program Manager for Samsung's Executive Briefing Center, she will be responsible for creating memorable and highly engaging business relationships between Samsung and key high level personnel in other organizations, as well as other high profile individuals. In addition, Carol continues to mentor at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. Previous mentees have received full rides to college.

Javier Garcia has a list of accomplishments since graduating last May. He is starting a new health and fitness lifestyle/activewear brand called Suyo. He competed in the 2016 New York StartUP! Business Plan pitch competition through NYPL and Citi Foundation with a grand prize of $15k. Javier also volunteers at Centre for Social Innovation where he receives mentorship from company founders. And...he's teaching!! Javier taught his first graduate level class, Global Advertising and PR, at NYIT and will return in the fall.

Not long after graduation, BICAA president Amber Jackson left her position as Senior Account Executive from Grey to accept a senior spot at 360i. She's a co-leader of the AAF Mosaic Alumni and Friends Association's New York chapter which just launched its new podcast Mixed Company. Amber is also a board member of the newly formed AAF Next Generation leadership Council as well as inaugural member of the NY Ad Club's Women's Fellowship program. She was 1 of 10 chosen out of over 100 applications. Amber continues to be a MAIP mentor and dynamic advocate for diversity and inclusion.