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Jodi Perkins

PR Director

“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a PR Director, Jodi leads public relations strategies for a portfolio of B2B clients, ranging from stealth-mode start-ups to global corporations, both private and publicly-traded. Jodi has more than 28 years of broad experience leading strategic communication functions and is highly effective at building strategic plans, directing media relations and thought leadership program execution for clients in diverse industries including healthcare, retail, high-tech, manufacturing and real estate.

She works closely with her team of media relations professionals and has led clients with executive communications, brand visibility, funding rounds and acquisitions, product launches, geographical expansion, thought leadership and integrated marketing media strategies. Within the last 10-12 years, Jodi has specialized in the development and implementation of strategic communications and media relations programs within the healthcare technology industry – including healthcare IT, med device, pharma/biotech, life sciences and health & wellness.

Jodi was born, raised and still resides in the Chicago area and graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with her bachelor’s degree in public relations. Outside of the office, she can be found in a group fitness class, binge watching three series at once on Netflix and playing fetch with her two Labrador retrievers. Most importantly, she has never wavered and cheered for both Chicago baseball teams – She is and will always be a die hard Chicago Cubs fan.

Specialties

  • Healthcare tech
  • Team collaboration
  • Mentoring junior staff

Skills

  • Creative strategy
  • Newsjacking
  • Media relations
  • Sarcasm (positive
  • of course)

Interests

  • Cooking
  • Red wine
  • Binging shows on Netflix

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