Jenny Smith, Account Manager:

Jenny has more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience. She partners with Andrea Obston Marketing Communications to provide account management and tactical support. She was formerly director of public relations for The Pita Group, located in Connecticut. There she handled the development and implementation of public relations and marketing communications strategies for not-for-profit organizations.

Prior to that, Jenny served as vice president/account supervisor at Durazo Communications, an L.A.-based public relations agency active in the Hispanic/Latino market. While there, she led initiatives to assist the California Department of Health Services educate the state’s Latino communities about the health hazards associated with tobacco use.

Jenny also served as communications director for the United Way of Puerto Rico (Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico) and the Gales Ferry, Connecticut-based United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. In her time as director, Jenny developed and implemented various public relations programs, planned and managed events, and supported volunteer allocations committees.

Jenny has an MBA in international marketing from Rensselaer Polytechnic University’s Hartford campus and a BA in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. The Public Relations Society of America’s Connecticut chapters named Jenny Public Relations Practitioners of the Year in 2008.