Meet Our New Team Member – Emily Wortman!

Black Rhino Marketing Group is excited to welcome a new member to the crash (a group of rhinos – don’t worry, Emily didn’t know that either)! We asked her only the most important questions and you’ll find her sometimes funny responses below. Meet Emily Wortman!

What is your background?

I grew up in central/southern Illinois in a fairly small town called Effingham. Growing up, I knew that I wanted to do something in the business world – no one could ever pass up my 25 cent cups of lemonade at my mom’s garage sales (ok I wouldn’t let them through without a purchase, sorry mom you may have lost a few customers).

Recently, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (I-L-L baby). I studied Marketing and Finance in the Gies College of Business. During my time as a student, I completed internships in strategy, marketing, and accounting. While Black Rhino is my first “big girl job”, I’m excited to be surrounded by experienced professionals so I can continue to learn everyday.

What will you be doing for Black Rhino?

A plethora of things! Since Black Rhino is both marketing and financial services, I get to see it all. Specifically for Black Rhino Marketing Group, I will be the project manager for current and upcoming projects. I also do things involving research, writing, social media posting, and blogging among others! One might see me as the jack of all trades 😛

Why did you want to join the Black Rhino team?

Black Rhino offers a lot of opportunities to learn about a lot of different things. They are involved in multiple industries and allow me to take on a lot of responsibility very quickly. I get to work directly with clients which is what I love to do. Overall, it’s a cool place with a lot of unique opportunities.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

Since I just moved to the city of Chicago, I like to see all the restaurants and things to do in my area. I have always loved to bake and cook, so I take any excuse to make something sweet. I’m also a huge Gilmore Girls fan – I’ve seen it too many times, but also can you actually watch it too many times? I’m trying to get into reading books but catch up with me later to see if I pick that up. All good book suggestions are welcome!

What’s your go-to fun fact?

I know how to drive a manual car (aka stick shift). I think that’s fun!

What are you most looking forward to at Black Rhino?

I’m looking forward to really digging in to help clients on their marketing strategies. Each organization has something that makes them unique and finding out what that is excites me. I want to help clients reach their full potential in their businesses. A client succeeding with material I helped to provide is what I’m most looking forward to!