Jessica Piha is the Media Partner for Strange Brew Strategies, a lean tech communications consultancy. Prior to this role, Jessica served as the Account Director for WE Communications Broadcast team, a global PR agency previously known as Waggener Edstrom. Her primary responsibilities included working on behalf of Microsoft's Windows & Devices group and as a strategist on key broadcast and digital opportunities for our clients.
Prior to the agency, I was the Director of Communications at Porch and responsible for building, executing, and reporting on strategic communications and working on strategic demand partnerships with our business development team. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (Comms), my day to day responsibilities included development of the Porch voice, awareness, demand and brand equity through earned capacities. My business development goals included initiating partnerships and revenue sharing opportunities with the retail and publishing world.
Prior to Porch, I operated JVP Media as a full-time consultancy. From 2011-2012, I coordinated all fashion publicity and celebrity engagement for the leading online luxury jewelry retailer, Blue Nile. As a former journalist, I spent almost four years at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia where I was part of the team that earned both a Peabody and Dupont-Columbia award for CNN's work covering Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asian Tsunami.
I am a Techstars Seattle mentor and serve as an Advisory Board Member to the University of Washington's Professional and Continuing Education Public Relations & Strategic Communications program. In 2004, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at the University of Miami (FL).