Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • Date of Birth:
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  • Relationship Building & Networking
  • Student-focused
  • Spokesperson/ Public Speaking
  • Adaptable
  • Event Planning
  • Highly Organized
  • Writing, Editing & Proofreading
  • Deadline-driven
  • Authentic & Compassionate
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Executive Presentation Development
Master of Science: Organizational Leadership, Expected in
Wilmington University - New Castle, DE

Sigma Beta Delta

Bachelor of Science: Broadcast Journalism, , Expected in
Long Island University - Brooklyn, NY

magna cum laude

Alpha Lamda Delta


Results-oriented, proactive, student-focused leader with more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education authentically representing university brand and forming strategic alliances to help advance institutional mission. Multifunctional and highly skilled in capacities such as government relations, external affairs, community partnerships, media relations, business development, and executive administration. Proven ability to present a positive organizational image, influence policymakers, and advise organizational leaders. Exceptional writing, editing and public speaking skills.

Director of Government Relations, 01/2011 - 10/2020
Continental Milwaukee, WI,
  • Developed high impact partnerships to increase awareness and engagement
  • Cultivated and maintained strong working relationships with valuable contacts at partner organizations, including community colleges, major non-profits, professional associations, NGOs, local businesses, and other educational institutions
  • Boosted brand awareness by serving as University spokesperson, presented to various community groups
  • Developed rapport with local, state and federal elected officials
  • Created and disseminated persuasive content to increase buy in
  • Identified opportunities for active participation with partner organizations; coordinated with with administration
  • Oversaw internal and external communications; Drafted and edited reports, speeches, talking points, one-pagers, position papers and PowerPoint presentations for Executive Team
  • Communicated regularly with partners to promote organization and stay abreast of relevant issues and developments
  • Attended fundraisers, served on multiple committees and volunteered with nonprofits to grow professional network, interface with key contacts and represent company interests
  • Created and implemented all aspects of University Speaker Series; researched and secured speaker, drafted agenda and remarks, coordinated interdepartmentally with academic colleges, student affairs, university safety, web production, marketing, etc.
  • Monitored state and federal legislation related to higher education; presented updates to University President
  • Collaborated with organizational decision makers, attorneys and contract lobbyists to deliver focused suggestions in response to new legislation
Executive Assistant to the President, 01/2007 - 02/2011
Insight Investments Llc Hyannis, MA,
  • Primary point of contact for elected officials, state agencies, the media, business and community leaders
  • Represented president at local nonprofit board meetings, legislative committee hearings and other community and university events
  • Met with internal/external stakeholders, clearly communicated the president’s position on certain matters
  • Presented talks to professional associations, local chambers of commerce and other community groups to promote organizational mission and programs
  • Acted as sounding board for president, advising in areas of strategic planning, business development and workflow processes
  • Tackled and addressed top-level, confidential, high-priority issues while maintaining professional administrative discretion
  • Created, coordinated and implemented all aspects off Annual Legislative Reception including pre-event planning and logistics, marketing, event support and follow-up
  • Executive Secretary, Delaware Association of Independent Colleges and Universities'
Executive Assistant to Assistant Vice President, 02/2004 - 02/2007
Wilmington University City, STATE,
  • Cultivated network of media and communications professionals to maintain strong partnerships, secure positive coverage and facilitate quick dissemination of information.
  • Editor in Chief of University Magazine
  • Official spokesperson, responded to media inquiries
  • Authored press releases and communications materials to share vital information and promote intended message.
  • Attended community events to build network
  • Detailed and arranged logistics for meetings, conference calls, team retreats and travel
  • American Council on Education's Rising Star Award, 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University, (College of Business, College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Implemented STAR scholarship, awarding over $1 million
  • Successfully attained $15,000 TD Bank grant to provide scholarships to low-income students
  • Visiting Professor (Uganda): Nkumba University, Kampala,
  • Visiting Professor (India): Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology, Thirissur; St. Aloysious College, Managalore; SCMS College, Kerala
  • Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor 200ERYT, One Yoga, 2015

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