Jeni LeefersOwner / Marketing Consultant
I graduated from Midland University in 1996 with a degree in Business Marketing and Journalism Advertising/Public Relations. For the first five years of my career, I had the opportunity to work for an Omaha-based Fortune 500 Technology Company. In this position, I was able to gain a wide range of marketing and creative experience – writing, graphic design, web development, video production, event planning, brand management, service development, campaign planning, employee incentives and more! I loved the job and the travel that came with it, but becoming a mom changed my perspective a bit.
I wanted to continue my career in marketing, but also wanted to be readily available for my children as they grew up. So, I said goodbye to health benefits and a steady paycheck as I set out to develop my own marketing business focused on the needs of small to mid-size businesses. I started Writetime Communications in 2000. Aside from having my two incredible children, it is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I love being able to help other entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses through marketing. I also enjoy helping established companies achieve their marketing objectives while maintaining the integrity of their brand. I have been blessed to work with some truly awesome clients who trust me to manage their marketing, while they focus on their day-to-day business activities.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mike, and our two children, Morgan & Dalton. Since our kids are now teens, I can often be found in the bleachers of high school sporting events or cattle shows. My husband is a farmer who raises corn and soybeans, along with having a cow/calf operation… so there is always plenty for me to help with around our farm! In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, golfing, boating, camping and spending time with friends.
I am passionate about “paying it forward” and do what I can to make a positive difference in my community. Over the years, I have served as a leader or volunteer for the: Syracuse Area Economic Development Board, Nebraska State Snowmobile Association, Syracuse Snoflakers, Syracuse Parks & Rec, Otoe County 4-H, Luther Memorial Church, Syracuse Jaycees, and the Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, I was honored to receive the Chamber’s Community Service Award. It is my hope that by operating a local business, being an involved mom and serving as a volunteer, I am helping to shape what the future holds for this little piece of the world.
MaryBeth McWilliamsOperations Manager
After spending many years working full-time in administrative and management roles, I wanted to spend more time with my growing boys before they flew out of the nest. So I found a position doing transcription from my home so that I could be available for them and be around for all of their activities. I didn’t want to miss a thing! Jeni, knowing that I had been working from home, asked if I would be able to help her out for six weeks while another employee was on maternity leave. It’s hard to believe that was ten years ago!
I have been with Writetime since November, 2008, and have helped to bring some additional organization and efficiencies to the work flow. I also take care of all the invoicing and bill-paying, some clerical duties, and anything else that needs to be done! Ironically, I used to babysit for Jeni when she was little, and Jeni is my niece, so now we’ve come full circle from me being “the boss” to the opposite, and I really enjoy it. Now that my boys are grown, I have a full-time position at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, but continue to handle Writetime’s operational needs in my spare time.
I graduated in 1987 from UNL with a B.S. in education and administrative office management. I have been married to the love of my life, David, since 1986. We live in Lincoln and have two grown sons, Ethan & Anthony. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, walking, and organizing things. Now that Dave and I are empty-nesters we also enjoy trying out the new restaurants in Lincoln.