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 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 over 60.
Her repertoire of top-tier clients includes 20 Ritz-Carlton hotels, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, including Dubai’s famous Burj Al Arab, Relais & Châteaux Hotels and Grace Hotels. During her career, she’s worked with brands such as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Dorchester Collection and Regent Hotels & Resorts. 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 Gurney’s Montauk, Gurney’s Newport, 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. 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 currently sits on the board of the BLLA and is a Mentor with Women in Communications.
In 2017, 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, 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. Her favorite trip to date was camping in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.