SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: Eve Miller

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Director of Marketing, Bernick’s

2019 Women Of Influence Summit | Turning Life’s Curve Balls Into Life Lessons

As we prepare for #Summit2019 we thought it would be fun for all you to get to know our speakers. So we've interviewed each one to share a little about them and what they are looking forward to at this years Women of Influence Summit! Read below to learn a little about Eve Miller! 

Tell us about your education and career path:

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing in 1997. Pre-degree, I worked in the restaurant world which taught me about great customer service. Post-degree, I worked as an Art Director at a publishing company for several years. Then in 2000, I joined Creative Memories in Product Development which literally took me all over the world for research and development. After 6 years, I moved into the Product Marketing division which I adored. We worked to internally train our teams and externally promote our products. I was able to feed my love for acting by working on and in product launch video shoots and did some voiceover work as well. After 13 years, I left to become an Independent Contractor, working with several local companies to conduct Research, facilitate Focus Groups and create Business Plans. I missed being part of a company/team and interacting with humans every day, so in early 2015, I joined Leighton Interactive in St. Cloud doing Inbound Marketing Research. A short time later, the opportunity at Bernick’s presented itself and I was thrilled to become Director of Marketing that same summer. I just celebrated four years and can’t imagine being anywhere else. I love Bernick’s and all it represents in this community!

What is the best part of your job?

First, my amazing team. We work hard but we incorporate fun wherever we can. Second, every day is different. It keeps things exciting! Third, we have some amazing local and nationally-adored brands and programming which gives our team a lot of pride in what we do.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I illustrated a children’s cookbook as a teen.

What is your favorite meal? 

My mom’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cream gravy, and corn-on-the-cob.

How do you keep a healthy work-life balance?

I rarely miss our family dinner. We connect and share, and there are a lot of laughs. Whatever work you have will be there tomorrow.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? 

My dad’s stoneware bread bowl after he died. He loved making homemade bread and rolls - as his father was a baker. I strive to keep this tradition alive.

What book do you most often recommend to others and why? 

Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours by Mark Lindquist. It’s a VERY quick read. Perfect for young adults trying to figure out their career path, for those who’ve lost their passion or facing a major change.

How has Next Monday been of value to you and your career?

Next Monday provides a variety of resources. I’ve taken part in both the Lunch, Learn & Network events and the annual Women’s Summit. I’ve made connections and developed amazing friendships with other women professionals and leaders in our community. I’ve also gained invaluable takeaways from these events: I learned I am not alone in struggle and triumph; and I’ve received practical tips for both my personal and professional life.

What is your favorite memory from past Summit events?

Crying and laughing at the same time, listening to one of the presenters. As Truvy from the movie Steel Magnoliassays, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

What are you looking forward to at the 2019 Women of Influence Summit?

Sharing my personal story and connecting on a deeper level with old friends and new friends.

What are you hoping to share with fellow attendees at the Women of Influence Summit?

Everyone experiences hardships in their lifetime. I want to share why I’m grateful for the hardest professional time in my life, and how it changed me as a person and as a leader. 
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