CJRW – President[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ill Joslin displays true leadership through her current position as the president of CJRW.
She has always lived in Arkansas. She has worked in Arkansas’ advertising industry for 30 years. Her job duties include overseeing agency and client management. This includes supervising different research
Joslin graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in marketing.
She currently resides in West Little Rock with her husband and daughter.
First job: Worked at Waffle House when I was 16 years old.
Favorite food: Anything with cheese.
What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Being named the first female president in CJRW’s 56-year history.
What attracted you to your career? There’s never a dull moment in the agency business, and I love being able to use both sides of my brain every day. Being able to provide business solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors is both challenging and exciting. Bringing about positive changes, financially and organizationally, is also very rewarding.
First big break: I got my first big break in the agency business when I was finishing college. A friend of mine worked at a staffing agency and hired me to answer phones at Combs & Heathcott during their agency Christmas party. I gave my resume to Gary Heathcott that day and nearly 30 years later I’m still working with several of those same employees.
Hobbies: Researching travel and planning trips are like therapy for me. And when I have time to be a non-virtual tourist, I love to get out and explore the walking and hiking trails in our state parks.
Which living person do you most admire? My parents, Calvin and Nancy Jones. They taught us the value of working hard and the importance of developing close, personal relationships.
What is the quality you most admire in other women? I admire women who live their personal and professional lives with a combination of strength and empathy.
Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I had my daughter Paris’ creative talent. She is a gifted artist and many of her original art pieces hang in both my home and the CJRW office.
Where would you most like to live? While my bucket list of places to visit is long, there is truly no other place I’d rather live. Arkansas is home.
Photo by Jamison Mosley