As BAM’S Public Relations Specialist/Account Manager, Jessica focuses on generating positive media coverage for BAM’s clients and finding creative ways to make their brand stand out. In addition to working on conceptual ideas and written content, Jessica also writes and edits stories for various clients’ social media campaigns.
Jessica came to BAM after working five years as a broadcast journalist at local CBS affiliate stations. In addition to anchoring the news, she wrote, edited and helped with the overall creative production of the newscast. Her experience working with many different types of businesses and personalities has cultivated her love of constantly learning something new.
Jessica attended school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in school, Jessica was a Varsity Illini Cheerleader and spent eight semesters interning for a local TV station. She also spent one summer as an intern at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jessica and her husband Kent currently live in Edwardsville, IL. They have four children (one set of identical twin boys) and a dog. Her husband is a basketball coach at SIU Edwardsville, so naturally, she goes to a lot of ball games. She also loves biking with her family and reading when she has time!