Emily (Allender) Wilhoit '11

WilhoitEmily Wilhoit graduated from Washington and Lee in 2011 and was a Mass Communications and Spanish major. As a student, she had several internships in the marketing and advertising industry so upon graduating, she moved to New York City in search of agency jobs. After a few weeks of interviewing at various companies, she landed at CBS Interactive, a large corporate office that was not like the trendy agency atmospheres she'd imagined for herself. As an Account Representative on the CNET ad sales team, she was in a completely different side of the advertising industry. Sales was never something she'd imagine doing but she quickly learned media sales is far different than used car sales.

After two years living it up in NYC, Emily has relocated to Charleston, SC. Currently she is a Sales Executive at Blue Acorn, a leading eCommerce web development agency. On a daily basis, she is the primary contact for new business leads with the goal of acquiring new clients for website design and development.