Eastern Illinois University

EIU Proud

Eastern Illinois University means so much to my family, but it all started with my mother, Julie Nimmons. Not only is she an Eastern alumna, she continued to impact the campus through her leadership. She has served on the Lumpkin School of Business Advisory Board, named a Distinguished Alumna, served ten years on the Board of Trustees and served with one year as Chair, and was awarded an honorary doctorate. I'm so thankful for the example she continues to set for me and I am proud to call myself an Eastern Illinois University alumna. 


Executive-In-Residence for Eastern Illinois University

I was honored to be asked to return to my alma mater, Eastern Illinois University as their Lumpkin School of Business Executive-in-Residence for the 2013 Fall Semester.  I spoke to students in their classes as well as a public keynote on the topic of "5 Pillars of Thought Leadership in the Digital Industry."  Eastern provided me with an excellent education and being able to give back and speak to current students was amazing. 

I'm excited to continue to work with the school to help educate and prepare students for their jobs as well as their personal brands.