Jess Santini has been part of Havas Media’s North American Marketing and Communications team since 2017, where she oversees public relations, internal communications, awards, conferences, and events. She began her digital marketing career at the New York City start-up, Vivial (formally LocalVox Media) a martech company focused on small and medium local businesses. She quickly elevated her entry level role to National Account Director, where she managed a sales team focused on signing multilocation accounts across the United States. In 2009, Jess branched out independently as a freelance marketing and communications consultant with clients focused mainly in the culinary and hospitality category: celebrity restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, 16 Handles, and Casa Nela to name a few.
Jess’ expertise includes media relations, branding, web design and development, social media, content strategy, and event planning. She holds degrees in both Marketing Communications and Business Administration from Johnson and Wales University (RI), and studied Graphic Design at the University of Tampa (FL). She currently resides in Lower Manhattan with her husband and toy Yorkshire Terrier, @JoeyButtons_Yorkie.