She buys. She sells. She rolls. She rocks. ABC Creative Group account manager/media supervisor by day and Port City Roller Derby’s J-Rock-It by night, Jamie Stack Leszczynski ’04 traces it all back to Oswego, where she fell in love with marketing—and her husband—and now lives in town with her family. Jamie launched her career at Oswego County National Bank, where an internship turned into a job as marketing manager.
“I absolutely loved my time as a student,” she says. “I did everything I could . . .
to build my portfolio from being the sales manager at the Oswegonian to doing as
many internships as possible.”
1) One good marketing tip anyone can use:
Life is like an apple. When you’re green you’re growing. When you’re ripe, you rot. You have to stay fresh all the time!
2) One bad idea everyone should avoid:
Trying to eat Ramen noodles while driving.
3) One good reason to see a roller derby bout:
Women of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, confronting each other on the rink and having a smile on their faces afterward!
4) One good reason to give back to Oswego:
Many people don’t know this, but when they were students, alumni were donating to the college, and they personally benefited from their donation—whether in the form of lowered tuition, improvements to dorms and classrooms, or updated technology. We all need to pay it forward!
5) Proudest achievement:
I have a ton—my kids, my husband and probably one of my biggest would be my work as co-chair for the Oswego County SAVE chapter (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). I co-chair a walk on campus every year that draws in more than 500 students and community members. Another thing I was able to cross off my bucket list was establishing a scholarship in my brother’s name.
6) Greatest Oswego moment:
I would have to say the first week of classes and meeting my husband.
7) Toughest Oswego class:
OMG. Psychology 101.
8) Easiest decision:
Staying in Oswego and helping my husband with his business (Dynamic Sound & Security) and raising a
family. We just fell in love with the community.
9) Coolest car accessory:
Sirius radio! Especially with my commute in the morning—oh and a cup holder for my morning Joe!
10) Nicest on-campus place to visit:
Definitely the Campus Center and going to a hockey game!