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Project Manager Account Executive

Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States
May 26, 2010

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Jessica M. Olexa




Meredith Corporation - Meredith Integrated Communications Account

Executive (April 2009 - present)

. Represents Meredith by working directly on location at Kraft

Glenview office to serve as a point-of-contact for the

Consumer Relationship Marketing group.

. Conducts day-to-day project management relating to various

program channels including: Food&Family magazine and digital

magazine, weekly email newsletters and

creative refreshes.

. Manages complex creative process, production schedule and

multifaceted client approvals for editorial outline

development, photography shotlist creation, and final

creative design presentation.

. Organizes and leads various internal meetings and client

creative presentations.

. Proactively works with Kraft Brand Engagement Team and Kraft

Kitchens to uphold various brand strategies and goals

throughout channel communication.

Downtown Partners Chicago - Account Manager (November 2007 - February


. Actively managed two main clients: Walgreens Co. and the

Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau.

. Primary, on-going responsibility was leading and presenting

Quarterly Competitive Review for key Walgreens' Marketing


. Served as project manager/trafficker for multiple creative

projects: print, TV, radio, web, collateral, in-store


o Duties included briefing creative teams, upholding

project timeline, obtaining necessary approvals,

maintaining project budget and participating in client


. Responsible for tracking and organizing client budgets and

all necessary financial paperwork.

. Worked directly with agency legal counsel to obtain all

necessary clearance for projects/campaigns.

. Spearhead the organization and update to the DPC website to

showcase new and existing work on site.

Publicis Indianapolis - Assistant Account Executive (July 2006 -

November 2007)

. Pro-actively worked on St.Vincent Hospital account:

comprehensive campaign tactics, assisted with radio and

television production, logistics of outdoor placement,

managed creative development and overall project management

of collateral and print executions.

. Translated media flowcharts into tactical objectives for

multiple campaigns.

. Conducted tactical executions for campaign launch of the

St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.

. Managed high-quantity print insertion schedules and weekly

status reports


Publicis Indianapolis -Account Executive Intern (January - July 2006)

. Headed media relations for the 8th annual Indy Jazz Fest, by

writing releases, managing media credentialing and

promotional events, preparing and distributing press

materials and arranging interviews with key staff and

performing artists.

Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association - Communications

Intern (September 2005 - January 2006)

. Prepared backgrounders, fact-checked news releases, organized

media kits, hosted journalists, tracked news stories.


. Member of the Chicago North Shore Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae

Chapter - current

. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Indiana, PR Committee

member - (July 2006 - November 2007)

. Kappa Alpha Theta sorority:

Vice President of Membership, Executive Committee


Sisterhood Chair, Development Focus Group 2005-2006

Public Relations Committee, Sisterhood Committee


Education: Major: Journalism - Integrated Communications: Advertising and

Public Relations

Minor: Psychology

Butler University - Indianapolis, Indiana

Richmond, The American International University in London -

Summer 2005

GPA: 3.8/4.0 Graduated Cum Laude with Honors in

Public Relations

Dean's List

Honors: Liberal Arts & Sciences Robert K. Stalcup Award for dedication

to a professional career in public relations.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Psi Chi Psychology

Honor Society

Order of Omega Greek Honor Society Kappa

Alpha Theta Toombs Memorial Scholarship & Grimm ESF Scholarship

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