JESSICA ORTIZ

Executive Vice President

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With more than 10 years of experience, Jessica has a diversified set of skills in the public relations and marketing fields. In addition to her responsibilities as the first Corporate Events Manager at Mariano’s, which included more than 20 store openings in just six months, she stepped in as the interim Director of Marketing at the personal request of the grocery chain’s CEO within her first year of employment. Jessica next moved on to Claire’s, where she worked closely with colleagues in Japan, France and the U.K. to secure coverage in publications such as Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan in her role as PR and Events Specialist for the accessories and beauty brand. 

 

Most recently, Jessica led the public relations and social media accounts at PACO Collective, an inclusive marketing agency helping brands credibly connect with more diverse audiences in a changing marketplace. She provided strategic insights, guidance and management to the team, acting on behalf of clients such as the Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Teachers’ Union, Rumba Meats and ComEd.