Vice President, Account Supervisor @ Ketchum Public Relations
Field Marketing Manager @ ZEFER
Vice President, Communications and Corporate Citizenship @ Duquesne Light Company
Accomplished and dynamic public relations and communications professional with proven executional and leadership ability in corporate communications, reputation management, public relations, crisis communications and strategic brand positioning. Extensive CPG experience gained in both agency and corporate environments. Able to quickly establish relationships and credibility with diverse groups of employees. Highly adaptable with strong ability to think clearly,
Accomplished and dynamic public relations and communications professional with proven executional and leadership ability in corporate communications, reputation management, public relations, crisis communications and strategic brand positioning. Extensive CPG experience gained in both agency and corporate environments. Able to quickly establish relationships and credibility with diverse groups of employees. Highly adaptable with strong ability to think clearly, remain calm and perform well in high stress situations.
Director of Communications @ From August 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Associate Director, Communications @ Led all public relations, media relations, strategic brand positioning, issues management, crisis communications, executive messaging and internal communications for Heinz North America, a $4.7 billion division of the H.J. Heinz Company. Managed two direct reports and two functional reports. From October 2012 to July 2013 (10 months) Pittsburgh, PAGroup Leader, Brand Public Relations & Communications @ Led the development and execution of public relations and social media strategies to support key brand and marketing priorities for Heinz North America. Brands with proactive PR efforts regularly captured more than 85 percent of media coverage. Managed two direct reports and two functional reports. From September 2009 to September 2012 (3 years 1 month) Pittsburgh, PASenior Manager, Brand Public Relations & Communications @ Rebuilt and repositioned the U.S. public relations function, restoring credibility within Marketing and re-established PR team as a valuable cross-functional partner across the organization. Managed two direct reports. From November 2007 to August 2009 (1 year 10 months) Pittsburgh, PAVice President, Account Supervisor @ Held various progressive positions from Assistant Account Executive to Vice President. Promoted to Vice President in January 2007. From June 2002 to November 2007 (5 years 6 months) Pittsburgh, PAMarketing Associate @ Provided marketing communications and public relations support to its portfolio companies, including collateral creation, media material development and targeted media outreach. From 2001 to 2002 (1 year) Pittsburgh, PAField Marketing Manager @ Generated awareness of Pittsburgh office via local press tours, direct mailings and events, helping to generate $10 million revenue growth during first year. From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) Pittsburgh, PASales and Marketing Coordinator @ Organized and executed targeted prospect mailings, planned client/prospect events and acted as company liaison during acquisition by ZEFER. From 1998 to 2000 (2 years) Pittsburgh, PAAdministrative Assistant, Public and Education Relations @ Assisted with all department activity, including managing accounts receivable and payable, fulfilling orders for educational materials, managing promotional mailings, and contributing to media material development. From 1998 to 1998 (less than a year) Pittsburgh, PA
BA Communications & Rhetoric, Communications, English Writing @ University of Pittsburgh From 1993 to 1997 Jessica Rock is skilled in: Crisis Communications, Corporate Communications, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Communications, Strategic Communications, Media Relations, Communications Planning, Crisis Management, Internal Communications, Publicity, Speech Writing, Press Releases, Message Development, Brand Management, Strategic Public..., Spokesperson, Customer Insight, Corporate Social..., Brand Awareness, Public Relations, Consumer Marketing, Thought Leadership, Executive-level..., Integrated Marketing..., Social Media, Issues Managment, Key Message Development, Internal & External..., Press Release..., Strategic Media..., Consumer Media Relations, Town Hall Meetings, Strategic...
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