Jamie Lynn Sigler

As the visionary leader of J Public Relations, Jamie has built the powerhouse agency with grace, grit and a laser focus, combining an exacting mix of methodical media relations, unrivaled strategy and next-level service to transform clients into brand pillars. Jamie’s two-fold philosophy that relationships always come first and PR campaigns should forever speak for themselves, has catapulted JPR to one most respected agencies in the public relations travel, tourism and lifestyle space. JPR’s reach now spans the globe with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, New York and London.

Jamie’s fierce loyalty to clients of every size is the foundation of JPR. So too is her penchant for innovation and risk-taking, setting a new expectation within the agency landscape, with Jamie tirelessly sparking clients to go for bold. Wielding that rigor and ideology, she and her like-minded team don’t just deliver—they redefine the results with Jamie lending an active voice at every turn. Jamie is renown industry-wide for not only landing mega headlines, she is also an established trend-spotter and much-followed trend-starter. In addition, Jamie is a master on all matters crisis management and has become the go-to strategist within the industry for her tact on sensitive messaging.

Her multi-tasking mentality was honed early: Jamie grew up working in the tourism business in her native Cape Cod, Massachusetts, learning the inner workings of the hospitality industry, where she became obsessed in the details of service while working jobs in housekeeping, food and beverage and middle management. Certainly, that insider knowhow and industry moxie set her apart when starting her agency from the ground up, but fast forward, it’s the fabric of JPR, where being authorities of what’s new, now and next is the core of company culture. Public relations industry aside, Jamie’s true talent lies in the recruitment, mentorship and establishment of a team that genuinely matches the caliber and service standards of her clientele.

Jamie’s renowned roster includes Vail Resorts Hospitality, Vail Mountain Resorts, Baja California Tourism, Disney, The Ritz-Carlton, JC Resorts, The Mulia Bali, The Resort at Pedregal, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa and Hotel Del Coronado.

Jamie and her business partner Sarah Evans were named by the New York Observer’s “Power 50” PR Agency List as one of the most powerful PR firms in the country and top in their category. In addition, in 2015, JPR was named “Small Agency of the Year” Under 10 Million in US and Canada by PR News. As an acknowledgement for her vast contributions to San Diego, Jamie was bestowed the prestigious 2012 Edward L. Bernays Eva Irving Community Service Award by the PRSA San Diego chapter. She is an advisor to East Carolina University’s School of Communication and in 2015, she received her alma mater’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans is one of the most powerful names in the public relations world, having built J Public Relations into a bicoastal force with global reach. Sarah’s 360 worldview of the travel industry, social media and traditional public relations coupled with her deep breadth of luxury travel, lifestyle and branding knowledge, has set JPR on a higher plane from the gates, and today, that insider status remains the cornerstone of the powerhouse agency. She is a trusted industry resource, and her deep-rooted relationships are the foundation of many long-term clients (160 clients on 6 continents), an a-list media network and the global JPR team of 80.

Her repertoire of top-tier clients includes The Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, including Dubai’s famous Burj Al Arab and Relais & Châteaux, along with properties including Gramercy Park Hotel, Grand Hotel Tremezzo Lake Como and The Shore Club Turks and Caicos, named #1 Resort in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure. She’s also incredibly versed in the social and digital part of the business, which handles content management, influencer relations and digital strategy for a host of clients including The Beverly Hilton, 11 Howard, Marquis Los Cabos and The Revere Hotel in Boston.

Deemed a “badass businesswoman” by Media Bistro, Sarah is a spokesperson in the field, having been featured as a travel expert on MSNBC, ABC and Fox. Forbes featured Sarah and her business partner, Jamie Lynn Sigler in an article titled “These are the Women Deciding Where You Travel” and Inc. Magazine featured the two in “How Two Millennial-ish Women Grew a Female-Dominated PR Powerhouse.” A proficient panelist, Sarah has been a featured Speaker at the PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference, Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Investment Conference, ILHA (International Luxury Hotel Association) and America’s Luxury Summit by Walpole in London. She has also spoken at programs geared toward illustrious hotel leaders such as The Ritz-Carlton and Relais & Châteaux. Sarah sat on the board of the BLLA and is a Mentor with Women in Communications.

In 2018, Sarah was named one of the “Top Women in PR” by PR News and a “Leader of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter. An honors graduate of East Carolina University, she was named to the university’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list and is a recipient of the Incredible ECU Woman Award. She and the firm have been recognized by a host of accolades including New York Observer’s “Power 50”, “Agency of the Year” by PR News, “Agency  of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter, Smart CEO’s Culture Award, PR News Best Places to Work, Crain’s New York Best Places to Work, Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in America and O’Dwyers Top 100.

Passionate about travel both professionally and personally, Sarah has visited 45 countries to date.

Lindsey Head

Named 2018 CFO of the Year by San Diego Business Journal, Lindsey has guided JPR’s financial strategy for nearly 10 years, accommodating the agency’s double-digit growth both globally and locally. Most notably, she was the smooth operator behind the agency’s new US headquarters in San Diego’s Bankers Hill neighborhood.

The point person on all matters legal and technology, Lindsey is a levelheaded, passionate financial steward of the agency. Beyond the numbers, she has transformed the traditional CFO role into one of education and accessibility. On the front lines, she engages with teams on top agency initiatives, hosting informal Lunch & Learns on topics ranging from 401Ks to maximizing HR platforms.

Her reach can be felt throughout the greater San Diego business community, both boutique and bigtime. For the CFO Leadership Council, she serves on the steering committee and is tapped often to speak on industry forecasting. Lindsey brings breadth and community spirit to Start-Up San Diego, the California Real Estate Women Leadership Series and The Gritty Movement to name a few. 

Ali Lundberg

With 15 years experience, Ali is a highly regarded, eloquent industry leader and a sage educator on all matters spa, resort and wellness. An executive board member for PRSA Travel + Tourism, she is an award-winning speaker whose expertise ranges from marketing and media relations strategies to hospitality trend forecasting.

If anyone has the crystal ball in the wellness industry, it’s Ali. She’s led fresh-faced creative campaigns for countless renovations and re-imaginations with staying power, including the Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa where her passion for the spa world was first ignited. For the award-winning L’Apothecary Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona, she was the concept originator. Ali also led the team that catapulted Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa into an elite category of lifestyle and luxury properties after its remodel. Her personal passion for fitness, paired with her expertise, make for a powerful synergy when leading clients like Rancho La Puerta and Mountain Trek.

Also on the A-list roster: Ali oversaw media relations strategies for the opening of Washington School House Hotel in Park City, the ART Hotel in Denver, The Camby and The FOUND:RE in her native Phoenix. On the high-tech front, she debuted the Mansion at Casa Madrona with a luxury drone amenity delivery campaign that went viral with more than 400 press placements.

Her efforts have garnered national media placements and her clients have achieved international acclaim including Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, Departures 100, and Conde Nast Traveler’s coveted Hot List. Ali is the recipient of many awards including the prestigious PRSA Copper Anvils, PRSA Edward L. Bernays, and HSMAI Adrian awards in the category of media relations. In 2017, she had the esteemed position of chairing the PRSA Travel + Tourism conference in Palm Springs.

Lauren Clifford Knudsen

Lauren Clifford Knudsen is a travel & hotel industry expert who has built a career from her deep passion for the hospitality space.  She has led revenue generating PR and social campaign strategies for some of the world’s top hotel brands and independent lifestyle properties, often re-imagining and repositioning them to ensure they are relevant to their target audience of today, and tomorrow. Client success stories include Relais & Chateaux, Gurney’s Resorts, The Ivy Hotel and Twin Farms.  

Lauren has been a driving force in JPR’s fast-tracked global expansion. Having started with the agency as the first employee 12 years ago, her current role in the mostly-millennial agency focuses both on the PR and Social account leadership and as part of the agency’s all female Executive Committee, giving her an edge in leading financially impactful campaigns for clients.  JPR has earned its place as a top luxury lifestyle and hospitality agency, garnering accolades such as Observer’s Power 50 PR Firms, PR News Agency of the Year, Crains New York’s Best Places To Work and Forbes’ The “Women Dictating Where You’re Traveling”   

Her two young sons are already enthusiastic travelers and aspiring hotel experts, a conscious effort of Lauren’s, alongside her husband, who also works in and loves the travel and hospitality space.    

Kristin Moller

With 12 years experience in hospitality, lifestyle and luxury PR, Kristin brings a robust pedigree to JPR. The veteran professional has amassed invaluable expertise in both the tourism industry and in the hospitality realm, with clients ranging from boutique to the luxury superclass.

Kristin is proficient in high-profile client management, driving large-scale media campaigns and bestowing a wide scope to her illustrious client roster.

For the Ritz-Carlton properties, she leads teams for 17 of its notable properties, and for the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, she guided the strategic re-launch in 2016. For three consecutive years, Kristin was pivotal in creating awareness for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, parlaying the brand’s portfolio of far-flung properties into the elite hotel ranks. A master of media relations, Kristin landed an exclusive in The Wall Street Journal announcing the opening date for her client, Trump International Hotel Washington D.C., featuring an interview with Ivanka Trump as added bonus.

Notable past clients include Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Salamander Resort & Spa, Bermuda Department of Tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Morocco National Tourist Office, Caneel Bay and The Greenwich Hotel.

Kristen serves on the Membership Committee of HSMAI Greater NYC Chapter. The hospitality expert has served as a panelist at PRSA 2015 Travel & Tourism Conference as well as the 2014 HSMAI Collegiate Roundtable.

 

Amy Ogden

With more than 18 years experience, Amy is the ultimate brand ambassador at JPR. From start to finish, Amy oversees the agency’s high-level portfolio of client acquisition, bringing a keen business perspective and a breadth of company culture.

On the marketing and branding front, Amy develops the brand vision and voice. She propels progressive ideas into actualities and has a clairvoyant ability of trend forecasting that keeps everyone in her midst on their toes. Amy speaks regularly at key luxury travel events and recently gave a TEDx Talk at the 2018 TEDxWilmington Live: Age of Amazement.

Suzanne Brose

Since joining the JPR team in 2010, Suzanne has spearheaded multi-faceted media programs for hotels, resorts, and destination clients. A seasoned PR professional and passionate leader of the West Coast team, Suzanne is consistent cultivator of creative campaigns and architect of established media relationships. She is a publicity innovator with passion for her travel and hospitality clients.

Suzanne’s expertise includes hotel openings and re-launches, including Lido House, Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, Monarch Beach Resort, and Grand Hyatt at SFO. She has shone a spotlight on Baja California and the state of Utah with tourism events, strategic partnerships and media relations programs for the destinations. With her strategic vision, brands and tourism destinations begin to shine even in a crowded market and goals are achieved. 

Suzanne is articulate in all aspects of the hospitality realm. Prior to joining JPR she held both in-house and agency positions with more than fifteen years experience to date, including a PR career in NYC creating national media campaigns for luxury beauty brands, adding to her rich background in media relations. Suzanne studied Communication at San Diego State University.

Emma Hartland-Mahon

With 9 years of experience, Emma is a global force in the luxury PR industry, charged with launching JPR’s first international flagship in London. With an intuitive grasp of brand strategy and a sixth-sense for business development, she knows how to make a splash internationally. Emma was integral to the US PR campaign to the grand reopening of The Goring, London’s legendary hotel, where the Duchess of Cambridge attended as an honorary guest. The royal event made headlines across every major media platform. Emma is also the force behind the UK’s renowned Relais & Chateaux properties, Chewton Glen and Cliveden House, which both underwent re-imagining in 2016. A recently acquired project, she is thrilled to be spearheading the unveiling of Helena Bay, New Zealand’s hotly anticipated luxury lodge.

Having lived in eight countries, Emma is the ultimate global insider who understands the ever-changing, complex travel industry. She has helped launch several buzzy start-ups including a private jet app, JetSmarter, and the luxury concierge firm Element Lifestyle. She is skillful in the partnership lexicon. First-class luxury partnerships and high-level communications campaigns have included LVMH, British Airways, Frieze Art Fair, Emirates, Lacoste, GlobeTrotter, UBER, Tory Burch and Norwegian Airlines.

Emma is the recipient of HSMAI Gold and Silver Awards and is an ambassador for Young Travel Professionals New York. 

Tanya Scalisi

With more than eight years experience, Tanya is a high-level media relations professional with the pulse of the dynamic travel and hospitality landscape. Her premier client roster has included several of The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, The Palms Turks & Caicos, where she helped orchestrate glowing wellness initiatives, and the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, for whom she landed a broadcast opportunity on Bloomberg TV during a pivotal time.

Tanya is skilled when it comes to cross-pollinating partnerships with brands, working with The Palms Turks & Caicos and FlyBarre, as well as Triumph Hotels and Sparkbox toy rental service, reinvigorating the hotels’ repertories and reestablishing their audiences for the next generation.

In the broadcast media world, Tanya is a heavy hitter who consistently lands clients key segments and expert appearances on Live with Kelly, The Bachelor, The Today Show, PIX 11 and Good Day New York.

In 2014, the Penn State University grad was named to The New York Observer’s “9 Names to Watch in PR,” a list recognizing top PR pros under 30-years-old. She is an HSMAI Gold Award winner many times over for campaigns she created. And in her PRSA New York Chapter, she has served as curator of the Meet the Media: Travel Panel.

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