JAMIE CARA KENNEDY

Account Manager in Chicago, Illinois

JAMIE CARA KENNEDY

Account Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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Passionate about antique photography with my 1968 Canon FTB, charitable work, and my career in digital communications. One may even say they're the bread to my butter, the cheese to my macaroni. Here's how it all started...

My professional career began at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. as the Data and Logistics Manager to Explorer in Residence, Dr. J. Michael Fay. After two years I traveled home to finish my degree at Florida Tech among the other wannabe NASA scientists.

After a series of failed attempts at Chem 101 and OChem, I realized human behavior is my forte and not science, much to my dismay. I graduated Florida Tech and took a position as a Program Director for young adults with Asperger's. I soon learned how that would translate into being great at changing behaviors in the digital space as well.

While living on a small island in Florida that is Satellite Beach, I changed career paths and accepted an offer to lead social customer service at Ford Motor Company as part of a five person team. After a year and a half with Ford I set my sights on the broadcast TV space where I succeeded in building out a world-class digital team for two TV shows on Lifetime TV. I was asked to speak at a few conferences about digital communications and social media and while in San Francisco my friends at the former Ants Eye View Agency (now PwC) were interested in bringing me aboard their team in Chicago.

After almost a year at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, I made the transition to an analyst role on the Global Accounts team at LinkedIn. While it took a few tries to find my perfect fit at an agency, it's a much loved challenge to bring incredible digital solutions to our clients at Burson-Marsteller.

I look forward to connecting with you. A LinkedIn InMail message is the best way to reach me if we aren't already connected.

         "It's the mark of an educated man

               to be able to entertain a thought

                     without accepting it." Aristotle