About

jen_headshot_0225_web_2Jennifer Ahearn-KochJAK Consults founder and consultant, creates a professional marketing strategy including market research, company evaluation, strategic planning, product design, public relations campaigns, social media planning, website design, and online community management to profit and non-profit organizations.

Work Experience
2001-Present: JAK Consults, relevant marketing communication Sarasota, FL –  Founder & Consultant Marketing, Planning, Public Relations, Design
2004-2016: Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering: chef-owned culinary group Sarasota, FL – Marketing, Public Relations, Design Directorfull time freelance
2000-2001: InterShow: The Online Investor Expo, The Money Show, The Portfolio Management Symposium; Sarasota, FL – Marketing Designer – full time
1996-2000: Asolo Theatre Company at the FSU Center, a professional theatre company Sarasota, FL – Art Director full time
1995-1996: CMP Publications: Global Mobile, international business newsletter Paris, France – Art Director, Marketing and Production Director freelance
1994-1995: CMP Publications: Telecom 95, telecoms congress and exhibition organized by the United Nations Paris, France – Art Director freelance
1992-1994: Fairchild SNC, W Fashion Europe, Fashion Business Europe, and Home International Paris, France – Design/Layout/Reporter – full time
1990-1992: Time Out Paris Passion Ltd.: Paris Passion Magazine, Paris’s monthly City magazine Paris, France – Advertising & Marketing Managerfull time

Education
1991-93: Goethe Institute: Paris, France – Zertificat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, July 1994
1989: Institute d’Etudes Politique: Paris, France – Programme Benjamin Franklin, a program organized by the three French Grands Ecoles (Ivy League) for North American graduate students to study the business, legal, and technical aspects of The European Community. Benjamin Franklin Diploma, July 1989
1987-89: Columbia University: New York City, NY– Graduate School of International & Public Affairs. Masters of International Affairs: October 1989. Specialization: International Political Economy
1982-86: The American University in Paris: France – Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, minor: International Business Administration and Marketing, June 1986

Skills, Languages & Civic
Fluent in French and German. Fluent with Adobe Products: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc; WordPress; and in social media platforms. Second degree black belt holder and teacher Shuri-Ryu Karate Do. City of Sarasota’s first Citizen’s Academy graduate. President of Tahiti Park Neighborhood Association 2009-present, VP 2005-2008. Neighborhood representative to The Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations (CCNA) and Executive Committee Member since 2007. City of Sarasota’s Planning Board 2009-2015, Member, Vice-Chair, and Chair. Bayfront 20:20 Neighborhood Rep for since 2014. Board Member of GuitarSarasota, a local non-profit organization since 2006. Board Member of the Paul Morandi Scholarship Fund for Cardinal Mooney High School. Served on the Public Relations Board of Visitors Sarasota County.

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