Jennifer Walsh is an accomplished public relations professional with an innovative thinking and fresh approach to issue resolution. A natural leader, Jennifer has managed a number of high-profile projects directing teams with diverse skills, nationalities, jobs and experience levels.
As an award-winning journalist at respected news organizations such as The Boston Globe, The Houston Chronicle and The San Antonio Express-News, Jennifer brings her strong writing experience combined with a working knowledge of newsrooms to build solid media strategies and relationships. Her media experience naturally progressed to her role as a company spokeswoman, where she is NIMS certified as a Public Information Officer for emergency response.
With her international experience at French-oil giant Total and at The Tico Times, a Central-American publication, Jennifer has proven her ability to unite a diversified workforce and communicate across international cultures. Jennifer is adept at building relationships beyond the company she represents. While at the Texas Department of Transportation, Jennifer took on many projects that included bringing together a number of governmental agencies for a common goal which received accolades from the Texas Governor’s Office.
Jennifer’s natural curiosity has built her talent base from her writing origins to that of unique diversified skillset with strong versatility. Throughout her career, she has gone beyond the job description and is self-taught in a wide-range of communication-related programs and areas of responsibility.
Jennifer gives back to the communities in which she lives and has taken leadership roles in a number of non-profit organizations where she has set fundraising records and brought publicity to new levels. She has also been a featured speaker in universities and is an active member of industry organizations.
Working in communications was not just a job choice for Jennifer, it is a part of who she is. Even in high school, her budding love of the industry was evident serving as editor of the yearbook and newspaper, hosting a live television show for San Antonio’s PBS affiliate, writing for a regional newspaper and interning at KENS and KSAT television stations.
By the time Jennifer began her full-time career in the communications field as a journalist for The San Antonio Express-News, she was also balancing an equally demanding schedule at Texas State University. At the university level, Jennifer was a leader in her area of study. In addition to serving as editor of the daily newspaper at the university with a staff of 100, Jennifer was also the president of the Society of Professional Journalists student chapter which was selected as the top chapter in the region under her leadership. She was also active as a professional in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the San Antonio SPJ chapter where she was involved in fundraising and organizing mentoring programs. In honor of her many accomplishments, she was chosen to give the school’s commencement address at her graduation.
It is evident Jennifer’s drive combined with a positive and outgoing approach to both work and life has been a key factor to proven results and success throughout her career.