BRITE Energy Innovators
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Marketing & Communications Director
As Marketing & Communications Director, Jen is responsible for overseeing BRITE’s brand and mission, acting as the organization’s public representative and storyteller while increasing fundraising avenues, community, and member engagement. In this role, Jen protects and strengthens BRITE’s reputation by guiding external, internal, executive, and digital communications, strategic marketing, and more.
As a seasoned news journalist, she spent nearly two decades working in all facets of broadcast news for CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX-affiliated tv stations in three states, earning multiple awards for her enterprising work as a reporter and anchor. Jen also served as Press Secretary for Ohio’s Attorney General, acting as main counsel to the ‘People’s Lawyer’ and state’s chief law enforcement officer. She also acted as spokesperson and Deputy Communications Director for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Jennifer has also held positions in nonprofit development, service learning, sales, event management, and founded a boutique social media strategy firm, Content Collaborative. Her people-first mindset led her to serve in the AmeriCorps *NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) and VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) for two years and on to volunteer service projects and ethnography studies in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. She also worked with the Rosebud Sioux Nation in South Dakota.
Jen graduated with honors and holds degrees from both the University of Mount Union and Ohio University. Jen’s a Valley native and busy working mom. When she’s not repping BRITE, she happily takes on the role of dance mom, amateur flower farmer, & documentary fanatic. You can connect with her at email@example.com or any of BRITE’s social media platforms.