Jennifer Jenkins

President

Jennifer Jenkins is a public relations strategist, entrepreneur, and a huge fan of Dolly Parton. A small-town girl from Alabama, she believes the power of storytelling is what grows brands.

 

In May 2010, Jennifer made a bold move to leave the hustle of the big agency world to create a life and career she loved. A wife and mom of three, she launched JJPR to balance her passion for helping others communicate and her love of family. She also wanted to create a company that provided a compassionate workplace, was deeply tied to the community, and connected strongly with clients.

 

Since that time, JJPR has grown from an upstart, solo public relations firm with one client to a team of eleven serving dozens of clients. JJPR ranked as one of the top three PR firms in the state by Business Alabama last year, and the agency’s client roster includes Alabama State Port Authority, AM/NS Calvert, BASF Corporation, Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, Children’s of Alabama, Cirque du Soleil, City of Gulf Shores, Elisabeth Hays Creative Collective, ellenJAY, and Harvest Jewels, to name a few. Her firm has received more than 50 industry awards, and she has consistently earned recognition and leadership roles in her industry as well as in her community. 

 

Jennifer was named Top 40 Under 40 by Mobile Bay Magazine and has received the Professional Achievement Award from both the Public Relations Council of Alabama and the Southern Public Relations Federation.

 

A summa cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing, she has more than 20 years professional experience in the field of public relations, marketing, advertising, research and communications planning. Throughout her career in public relations, Jennifer saw many businesses struggling with their public relations and marketing efforts, throwing away money on brochures, paid advertisements and other tactics that used the wrong message aimed at the wrong people. Jennifer founded JJPR with the goal of creating measurable public relations and marketing programs for businesses that produce results and drive their bottom line.

Sara Miles Agee

Vice President of Creative Services and Operations
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Sara Miles is an industry-fluent creative strategist with more than 15 years of agency experience. With a professional history of collaborating on and producing award-winning advertising campaigns with a variety of high-profile clients, the Loyola University New Orleans graduate serves as our vice president of creative services and operations. She is skilled and experienced in managing and producing creative campaigns, photography, videography, broadcast, digital and website projects and working alongside account managers and clients to execute strategic creative with high production value. Sara Miles has a passion for fostering innovation and identifying upcoming trends in all types of media. When she’s not talking about her new favorite television show or documentary, she loves kicking the soccer ball with her three boys and husband, Christopher.

Callie Cox

Vice President of Client Services and Development
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Callie is a results-driven communications strategist who earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism and a minor in business from The University of South Alabama. She is skilled and experienced in client and account management, public relations, strategic marketing, media relations, email marketing, social media advertising and analytics, video editing and production and advertising and marketing campaign management. Callie currently serves on the Public Relations Council of Alabama board for the Mobile Chapter and volunteers her time serving on Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile’s Red Shoe Society. She is also actively involved with the Alabama/Northwest Florida chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She is a wife and a mom of two and finds joy in the balance of serving her clients and being a mother to her precious boys. Callie’s passion for public relations, outgoing personality and leadership capabilities are the driving success factors for her work in both client and agency operations.

Kathryn Fuller

Senior Account Manager
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A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Kathryn is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Kathryn moved to the Gulf Coast in 2013 where she lives with her husband and two little girls. With almost a decade of agency experience, she is a self-motivated and progress-driven account leader with expertise in facilitating communications, marketing and advertising campaigns for her clients. At JJPR, Kathryn utilizes her expertise to plan, manage and direct client accounts for the agency collaborating closely with team members in account service, public relations, social media, production and creative.

Sarah Grube

Creative Director
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Sarah is our in-house design wizard and creative director. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, she earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Auburn University and has worked in the industry for over ten years, crafting advertisements, promotional pieces, branding and websites. At JJPR, Sarah is responsible for overseeing all creative and helping maintain brand standards for all clients. Her specialties include branding and logo design, web and user experience design, print materials and building integrated campaigns. Sarah’s creativity and leadership in the creative department has led the agency to award-winning creative. 

Jessica Tobon

Account Manager
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Born and raised in Fairhope, Alabama, Jessica is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor of arts in public relations. During her time at Auburn she experienced countless learning opportunities and gained first-hand experience interning with a wedding event planner. As account executive, Jessica is responsible for day-to-day service and support for both agency operations and client accounts. Her detail-oriented personality and ability to adapt makes her the perfect asset to the team.

Melinda Salchert

Account Executive
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Melinda is a graduate of Washington and Lee University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. During her time there, she competed on the varsity women’s tennis team and founded the university’s chapter of Spoon University, a food publication for college students. Melinda has managed social media accounts large and small for brands like Allrecipes and EatingNYC, giving her a well-rounded mindset when it comes to approaching brand solutions. She most recently worked as a senior digital sales coordinator for Sinclair Broadcast Group and is looking forward to building on her digital marketing and public relations experience at JJPR. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband David, and their Great Pyrenees, Rafa.

Rose Garcia

Production Artist
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Prior to joining JJPR, Rose was working as a graphic designer and running her own creative freelance business together with her husband, Jason, who is a creative pastor at Celebration Church and a freelance videographer. A native of Arkansas, Rose and her husband live in Fairhope with their black lab, Delta.

Hannah Collier

Account Coordinator
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A graduate of The University of Alabama, Hannah earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, majoring in public relations with a specialization in technological and digital communication management. During her senior year at UA, Hannah gained first hand experience  working with clients in her campaigns class where she and her classmates created an integrated marketing campaign for American Airlines. Her attention to detail, perfectionist personality and passion for storytelling are an asset to our clients.

Emma Ishee

Agency Coordinator
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Emma earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her love for engaging and building relationships has guided her experiences in public relations, communications, marketing and event planning. Her resourceful personality allows her to successfully aid both agency and client account operations daily as agency coordinator.