Passion meets expertise
Jessica's experiences as both an executive director and a development director inform her ability to help clients build campaigns and strategies that are mindful of their resources, leadership and staff abilities.
Jessica combined her successful consulting practice with JarosStrategy in 2017 after working with clients including Ohio City Inc., The Intergenerational Schools, Cleveland Leadership Center, and the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. She also served as campaign consultant for the Children's Museum of Cleveland, securing more than $10 million in funding to open its new facility in 2017. Jessica is an accomplished grant writer with more than $12 million in secured grants to her credit.
Jessica served as executive director of Fairmount Center for the Arts, leading it through a successful campaign and rebuilding its infrastructure. She served as the director of development at The City Club and a foundation relations officer at Case Western Reserve University. She is an active community volunteer. Jessica earned her BS in journalism and her masters of public administration from Ohio University.
Julie's communications work across diverse industries and organizations brings a valued perspective to JarosStrategy clients as she partners with organizations to define and persuasively tell their stories. She is recognized for her effective communications plans and her ability to help client missions and programs resonate with target audiences and align with fundraising goals.
Julie dedicated her early career to public relations agencies, including Cohn & Wolfe in New York and Dan Pinger Public Relations in Cincinnati. Since then she has immersed herself in Northeast Ohio’s cultural organizations and nonprofit institutions – working with Heights Arts, Ronald McDonald House, Akron Civic Theatre, and the Young Leaders program at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, among others. She serves as an Advisory Board Member for the “We Solve Problems Essay Contest,” which brings together Northeast Ohio high school students, business and civic leaders to solve a significant issue impacting the community.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Miami University and is an accredited member (APR) of the Public Relations Society of America. She has led a variety of training seminars on public relations and employee communications and engagement.