Brenda, President and CEO of Jones Public Relations, is a rarity – especially in America's heartland. She has 35 years of public relations experience at the highest levels in Washington, DC politics, European diplomatic relations and with Fortune 500 companies.
In Washington, D.C., Brenda was a writer in The White House West Wing for President Ronald Reagan Administration, who later appointed her to the Foreign Service. She served at the American Embassy in Switzerland coordinating ambassadorial-level diplomatic events and developing public outreach initiatives to advocate free enterprise and democratic principles. During President George H.W. Bush's term, Brenda served on a Presidential Commission at the U.S. State Department that advised the President on foreign aid structure.
After 15 years in Washington, DC and Europe, Brenda became Vice President of Public Relations for the southwest's sixth largest advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen, where she planned and coordinated campaigns for Dallas Cowboys and Six Flags.
Since establishing Jones PR in 2001, the firm has won a national Clarion Award for the Oklahoma Centennial, two Best of Show Awards by the Public Relations Society of America of Oklahoma City and ADDY Awards from Oklahoma City Advertising Club. She was honored with the Paul E. Dannelly Harmony Award for her achievements in advancing the public relations industry.
Brenda serves on the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Board of Directors and previously as a Chamber Vice Chair. She is also an active member of the Association for Women in Communications and Women Impacting Public Policy. She served several years as a National Delegate to the Public Relations Society of America International Conference and earned public relations national accreditation in 1999.