Job Title: Principal and brand operations strategist
Organization: CKP Group
Degree(s): Master's degree in communications and public relations studies
Jennifer Evans, principal, brand operations strategist, has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, media, marketing and CSR/philanthropy in the Houston and Galveston markets. She got her communications start in non-profit organizations including the nationally renowned Alley Theatre. She then spent nearly a decade in corporate communications roles, primarily leading CSR and strategic foundation activities for domestic and international operations with Cooper Industries (ETN) and Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO). The Health Museum recruited Ms. Evans to serve as its first vice president of external affairs, to overhaul brand, retail, customer service and fundraising. Following completion of this labor of love, she founded JL Evans Communications and spent the next 8 years representing clients – and former employers – across many industries including retail and consumer products, education, professional services, non-profit, energy, and health. Ms. Evans earned her master of arts in communications/public relations studies with Honors at University of Houston, where she has also served as an adjunct professor. she is proud to include recognition for excellence through PRSA Bronze Anvil, AMA Crystal Award, Outstanding Corporation, etc. in her project management and team lead toolkit. A Public Relations Society America (PRSA) member for more than 15 years, she also served as the vice president of PRSA’s Houston Chapter Board and chaired its popular PR Day event.