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Prior to founding Ardent Communications Group, Jill was Senior Vice President and Public Affairs Group Manager for KeyCorp, one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial companies.  While at KeyCorp, Jill served as company spokeswoman and managed communications for the National Finance and Electronic Payments businesses.  Through the multi-faceted PR campaigns she developed and implemented, Jill’s clients have been featured in an array of print, online, radio and broadcast media including USAToday, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Kiplinger’s, Forbes, The Associated Press, Reuters, Fox Business News, and Yahoo! Finance.

Jill began her professional career at ITT Sheraton Corporation’s World Headquarters, located in Boston, MA.  During her tenure at ITT Sheraton, she created marketing strategies and supervised operations for Sheraton Club International, one of the industries original and highly-regarded frequent traveler programs (now operating as the Starwood Preferred Guest program). 

A graduate of Bowling Green State University (OH), Jill is an active member of the Chagrin Valley Women’s League, assists in PTO activities for her local school district and has volunteered her time to help raise research funds for the Fragile X Alliance of Northeast Ohio.  She actively supports the Cleveland Zoological Society and served twice as Co-Chairman of the annual “Twilight at the Zoo,” the organization’s largest fundraising event. 

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Jen is principal of Ardent Communications Group and a seasoned professional with specialties in public relations, communications and marketing.

Prior to co-founding Ardent Communications Group, Jen was an independent communications/public relations consultant for clients representing diverse industries, including financial services, real estate, retail, transportation and various non-profit entities. Her client work has included development of multi-layered communications strategies and initiative-based public relations campaigns that have achieved measurable results for clients. Jen’s clients have been featured in key consumer, business, and trade media outlets, including national interviews with and placements on MSNBC and FOX News, as well as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Washington Post.

Throughout her 15 years of experience, Jen’s creative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit have contributed to her success. She was instrumental in the development, launch and promotion of the highly-regarded and successful Key4Women program for KeyBank. This program is nationally recognized as a leading source of information, networking and financial guidance for women business owners.

Jen also spearheaded the creation of several major marketing/communications initiatives while at Urban Retail Properties Co. in Chicago where she was an integral team member in the creation, implementation and publicity of an international tourism initiative. This successful program represented nearly a dozen premier shopping/real estate destinations from across the country to the national and international tourism market.

A graduate of Ohio University, Jen is deeply involved in civic activities in her adopted hometown of Lakewood Ohio. She is a founding member of LakewoodAlive, a citizens advocacy group; a former board member of the Junior Women’s Club; and is currently in her second year co-chairing the annual “Light Up Lakewood” holiday event.


We’re passionate about what we do. And we’re even more passionate about what our clients do. We’ll keep a sharp focus on your business priorities as we shape communications strategies that drive results. Our reputation has been built on an extraordinary level of trust – trust acquired through positive, proactive client relationships. We are dedicated to serving you with 100 percent senior-level representation.


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