As BAM’s Public Relations Director, Jessica leads all of our client’s earned media and strategic communications efforts. As an expert at generating positive free media exposure for our clients, her goal is to find strategic and creative ways to help clients communicate their messages clearly.
With more than a decade of combined broadcast media and public relations experience, her areas of expertise include strategic communications, crisis management, media training, video storytelling, and earning positive media coverage through thoughtful creation of press releases and trusted media relationships. Her experience working with many different types of businesses and personalities has cultivated her love of constantly learning something new.
Before joining the BAM team, Jessica spent five years working as a broadcast morning news anchor at CBS affiliate stations in Indiana and Missouri. She attended school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism.
Jessica and her husband, Kent, live in Edwardsville, Illinois. They have four children (one set of identical twin boys) and a dog. Her husband is the head basketball coach at De Smet Jesuit High School, so naturally, she goes to a lot of basketball games. She also loves biking with her family and reading when she has time!