Get to Know our Members: Meet Jason Lee of the Greater Richmond Partnership
I’m a passionate, young professional in the industry kicking off my career as the Marketing Manager for the Greater Richmond Partnership. GRP is the regional economic development organization representing the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. Two of my responsibilities as Marketing Manager include creating content for social media and the GRP website and assisting with media relations.
Where are you from? Where did you go to school?
I grew up in Northern Virginia before moving to Richmond to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. Then I moved to Philadelphia to attain my master’s degree in Strategic Communication from Rowan University and made my way back to Richmond after graduation.
How long have you been in PR?
I studied PR at Rowan University for two years and have been working professionally in PR for about nine months.
Can you share why you decided to join PRSA Richmond?
I planned to join PRSA Richmond after I graduated from Rowan and decided to move back to Virginia. I joined to continue learning about PR and to network and meet new professionals in the industry.
What excites you most about PR and the future of the industry?
What excites me most about the future of PR is learning how to use new channels of communication like up-and-coming social media networks. I like to think technology comes naturally to me as a young professional, but TikTok says otherwise!
What has been your greatest experience or achievement in your career to date?
My greatest experience in my career so far was presenting at the 2019 NIRSA national conference along with my supervisors at the time, Emily Helm and PRSA Richmond Board member Connie Kottmann, APR. We presented on a promotional campaign titled “Every Body Can” that aimed to ensure all VCU Recreational Sports programs were inclusive and accessible to everyone.
When you’re not working, what are some of your hobbies or things you are passionate about?
When I’m not working, I’m most likely reading (currently the Broken Earth trilogy by NK Jemisin), rewatching my favorite shows (just finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the 10th time) or running along trails near the James River.
One last question: What’s your favorite restaurant in RVA?
There are so many great restaurants to choose from, but my current favorite is Spice of India. I’m slowly making my way through the menu and have yet to find anything I don’t like!
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