Director of Marketing & Communications
Joined M.J. Smith and Associates in 2013
Jennifer started at the firm as a part-time assistant, quickly making herself indispensable and ultimately joining the firm full time. She has a double major in fine art and communications from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She has worked in marketing and advertising on both the corporate and agency sides, including big city experience in Chicago where she coordinated a lot of deadlines and ran multiple national account projects simultaneously.
How did you end up at M.J. Smith & Associates?
After many years of big city agency life, my husband and I relocated to Denver. I stayed home while my son was young, but when he went to preschool, I was ready for new challenges. I like the small office and close team environment we have here. I’m not a financial person, and I don’t want to be! I like planning things, having a vision for an event or project, and working with a timeline to complete that vision.
What do you enjoy about working with clients?
I get to see our clients every time they come in to the office. It’s fun to connect with them and develop a rapport. I try to make sure each client feels welcome and that we all want to know them on a personal level. We try to make our events about getting to know our clients because the more we know about them, the more we can help them.
If we ran into you on the weekend, you’d be…
Doing something very Colorado! We absolutely love Denver. My husband, Jim, was a bit skeptical when we moved here because he thought it would be cold and snowy all the time. He loves to ski so he has become an even bigger lover of Colorado than I am. Along with our sons, Cameron and Graham, we love to ski, go to art festivals, try new foods and restaurants, take road trips, and go to the zoo and concerts at Red Rocks. Jim is a fan of all of the beer festivals.
I’m originally from Pennsylvania, but growing up, our family traveled to Aspen for summer vacations. It feels like a second home; I’m at peace there. My parents live near Red Rocks, and we have family dinners every Sunday.