Public Relations Specialist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Experienced and self-motivated community and business leader with a proven track record as a problem solver, team player, and professional communicator, with the ability to comprehend and convey complex information in a simple manner. Expert relationship builder with strong social media, political, and public policy knowledge, offering expertise in marketing, advertising, public speaking, and media relations, with a strong emphasis on results and ROI. Tech-savvy, poised and confident PR Pro and natural leader possessing excellent project management, strategy development, and event planning skills, experienced in fast-paced corporate, non-profit, and civic environments. Superb writer and editor adept at communicating effectively with target audiences through strategic brand management and PR campaigns.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office
  • Skilled Public Speaker and Persuasive Negotiator
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Staff Development and Oversight
  • Volunteer Team Recruiting and Leadership
  • Public Policy and PR/Marketing Pro
  • Expert Relationship Builder
  • Strategic Fundraising Campaign Development
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Budget Development and Management
Most Relevant Career Experience
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 06/2021 to Current
Chris Howell FoundationDallas, TX,
  • Develop, execute, and oversee traditional media, social media, and digital marketing campaigns to increase brand exposure, customer traffic, member retention, and revenue-focused activities.
  • Develop and deepen professional relationships with vendors, as well as key consumer and trade media, negotiate contracts and monitor performance with an eye toward strong return on investment.
  • Continually maintain and improve the company's brand by engaging with community members, addressing any concerns head-on, and enhancing positive exposure opportunities.
  • Direct internal communications efforts and foster the development of proactive and comprehensive communications programs between leadership and employees.
Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, 12/2020 to 06/2021
Amerisourcebergen Corporation - CorporateLong Island, NY,
  • Led design and project teams with big-picture view of business and client requirements.
  • Built relationships with strategic partners, business and community leaders, to reach business objectives and develop new opportunities.
  • Revitalized business plans and realigned company objectives to increase overall profits.
  • Administered day-to-day operations, including accounting and budget management, business development, performance metrics and customer service.
  • Provided organizational leadership and collaborated with executive partners to establish long-term goals, strategies and company policies.
Public Relations Specialist, 03/2019 to 11/2019
International Bancshares CorpSan Antonio, TX,
  • Delivered program information to public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns and maintaining a company intranet site.
  • Developed corporate communications strategies and programs, including new website project timelines and budgeting, and creating company social media platforms and content, Constant Contact email blasts, and initiating a audio podcast for departmental training. Designed and created brand specific marketing and sales materials, business cards, email signature templates, and advertisements.
  • Researched, negotiated, implemented and tracked advertising and public relations activities, and managed online and print advertising budgets of over $250,000 annually.
  • Cultivated positive cooperative relationships with community and civic leaders, and consumers through public relations campaigns and networking.
Customer Service Representative, 07/2016 to 03/2019
The Container StoreFairview, TX,
  • Researched and analyzed beneficial insurance and investment products and made recommendations to policyholders and potential new clients. Interviewed prospective clients to gather information on financial needs, discuss any existing coverages, and offered policy guidance and management to promote clients' asset protection.
  • Pursued continued professional development through insurance product workshops, sales courses and webinars, and continuing education to maintain state insurance licensing.
  • Drove client retention by increasing savings opportunities and identifying premium discounts, while simultaneously cultivating professional relations to establish long-term profitable partnerships with individuals, families, and community and business leaders.
General Manager, 01/2011 to 11/2013
Forcht Broadcasting, WAIN AM/FMCity, STATE,
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business development strategies, systems and procedures, and leading a team of sales executives and on-air talent.
  • Mitigated regulatory risks by overseeing all compliance visits, keeping accurate records, and adhering to all FCC protocols.
  • Designed sales and service strategies to meet monthly and annual sales goals which doubled revenues and increased client addition and retention.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Christian Ministry, Expected in 05/2004
Lindsey Wilson College - Columbia, KY,
Associate of Arts: Social Science, Expected in 05/2004
Lindsey Wilson College - Columbia, KY,
Public Service
  • Associate Pastor (2001-Present)
  • Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Association Board Member (2020-Present)
  • Public Relations Society of America, Member (2019-2020)
  • Commonwealth Policy Center Political Advisory Board Member (2018-Present)
  • Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce Board Member (2011-2014); Board President (2014)
  • Write-In Candidate for Adair Co. PVA ((2014) (*Earned most write-in votes for any office in Adair Co. history))
  • Adair Co. Republican Party Executive Committee Member (2010-2012); President (2012-2014)
  • Kentucky Christian Academy Building Fundraising Committee (2009-2010); School Board Member (2010-2011)
  • Agape House Pregnancy Resource Center Board Member (2010-2011)
  • CU Kentucky Heartland Institute for Public Policy Committee Member (2010)
  • Asa James Swan for State Representative Dir. of Outreach (2008)

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School Attended

  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Lindsey Wilson College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • General Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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