BRITE Energy Innovators
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Director of Marketing & Communications
As Director of Marketing & Communications, 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 and strategic marketing. She oversees all media relations, both locally and nationally.
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 Ohio, West Virginia, and Mississippi, 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 communications counsel to the AGO and state’s chief law enforcement officer, as well as the 400+ Attorneys General and staff. She also served as spokesperson and Deputy Communications Director for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, securing prominent placement, and given interviews to local, national, and international media, such as MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, USA Today, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
Jennifer has also held positions in nonprofit development, service learning, sales, event management, and founded a boutique social media strategy firm, Content Collaborative. Her work coordinating the first all-employee giving campaign at the HMHP Foundation (now Mercy Health) helped secure $200k for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and led her to be honored as a 2012 Mahoning Valley Young Professional’s 40 under 40 award. Her people-first mindset led her to serve in the AmeriCorps *NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) and VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America).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.