Jade joined the Case Foundation in 2012 after nearly a decade in strategic communications at leading national and international public affairs firms. Her clients have included the American Dental Association, Center for Wine Origins, Champagne Bureau, Fields Family Foundation, the National Black M.B.A. Association, DuPont, U.S. Conference of Mayors and many more where she supported media relations, reputation management and community engagement initiatives.
Her days at the Case Foundation are spent expanding new media opportunities, designing communication strategies to support Foundation events, publications and campaigns; and sharing their work in communities across the globe. Jade was formally a managing director for Cities United for Science Progress a partnership between DuPont and USCM where she administered media efforts surrounding the “Lead Safe…For Kids’ Sake” grant program. A native Texan, she vows her allegiance to the state and worked for State Senator Leticia Van de Putte as her communications assistant on both the campaign and within the state senate. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and received her Masters in Applied Politics from the University of Akron.
Jade is a recipient of the IGNITEGood Millennial Impact Challenge. She served for nine years on the board of directors for the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (three as president), and is currently on the board of directors of Project Create and the Leadership Council of Sitar Arts Center. She is involved in a number of philanthropic projects related to arts and animal welfare.
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