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Jodi Petrie

Executive Vice President, Public Relations

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."

Shirley Chisolm

As EVP, PR, Jodi is focused on ensuring innovation is at the core of the agency, its people and work. She concentrates on championing individuals, building teams and leading successful client engagements in addition to creating and bringing to market new, innovative PR approaches and brand communication products and strategies that transform how companies and executives shape and share their own narrative to drive growth.

Jodi has been a PR leader for more than 20 years, representing tech and innovation companies across the spectrum, from Fortune 100 consumer tech brands, to unicorn health tech companies, to major media and commerce platforms. Prior to Walker Sands, Jodi was with March Communications (now a Walker Sands company) where she launched and led its Consumer Innovation Group, as well as its Brand Communications service offer. She also worked at Cone/Porter Novelli and Racepoint Global.

Jodi is a native Bostonian and a graduate of Boston University where she received her MS in organizational behavior and a BS in mass communication.


  • Comms strategy
  • Brand storytelling
  • Consumer tech and innovation
  • Travel planning


  • Executive counsel
  • Women's leadership
  • Creative writing
  • Sous chef


  • Start-up advising
  • Travel
  • Reading
  • Youth sports
  • HGTV

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