JMC Alumna honored as Rising PR Star
Full-service legal industry marketing and PR agency, Jaffe, announced that account executive Bethany Early has been named to the prestigious PR News 2015 list of “Rising PR Stars 30 & Under.” Early joined Jaffe in January 2015 after working in-house as a communications manager at a law firm.
“Bethany has been an incredible asset to the Jaffe team and our clients,” said Vivian Hood, President of Public Relations. “She not only demonstrates an in-depth knowledge
of media relations and PR, but she also understands the unique needs of our clients and the legal industry. She continues to impress with her professionalism, skills and results for our clients, and we are proud that this recognition validates her as a remarkable young PR professional.”
Early – who is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but operates nationally as part of Jaffe’s virtual office environment – earned her BS, summa cum laude, in public relations from Kent State University. She currently serves as the director at-large for the Public Relations Society of America Charlotte Chapter.
“(During my time at JMC), I learned the power of words – how to use them well and effectively. Before embarking on my core PR classes at JMC, I avoided writing at all costs. I was the queen procrastinator! In fact, if memory serves me correctly, I even once changed my major just to avoid the Newswriting class,” said Early. “The professors at JMC instilled confidence in my writing capabilities, ideas and thought processes. They called me to the highest standards of composition. I gradually began to embrace and eventually fell in love with writing.”
PR News’ “Rising PR Stars 30 & Under” honors budding PR leaders and creative practitioners. Nominees must be practicing communications professionals. Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. Early and other rising PR starts were honored at PR News’ annual PR People, Rising PR Stars & Top Places to Work in PR Awards Luncheon on Dec. 9, 2015 in Washington, D.C.