Author, Executive, and Educator in the United States
Jurena Cantrell is an accomplished and sought-after communications professional with 25 years of experience that consists of broadcasting, marketing/PR & project/operations management.
After graduating Clark Atlanta University in 1996, Jurena rose to executive level positions with award-winning creative, media & entertainment organizations, then leveraged her education and experience to established J. Glass Communications in 2002.
Through a hybrid of communication/media tactics and solutions, J. Glass has successfully established/enhanced client brands, managed crisis communications, effectively shared messaging via storytelling; resulting in clients securing media coverage from top tier digital, domestic and international media platforms. Jurena has also spearheaded/produced an array of initiatives and campaigns in entertainment, non-profit, government, tech, digital and B2B/B2C ventures.
Jurena is the author of IndustryLife, the no-holds-barred book on building & navigating professional creative careers with co-writer/editor CF Hutton. IndustryLife has been described as a "great book regardless of your profession", deemed a "MUST read on the realities of the entertainment industry" and garnered favorable reviews including five-star ratings on Amazon.com.
Jurena has been commended for her contributions by organizations such as BMI and the Trumpet Awards Foundation. Congresswoman Maxine Waters recognized Jurena in 1998 for leading the efforts of Atlanta Falcon, Terance Mathis' Foundation in galvanizing the city's sports & entertainment community to bringing awareness to the incarceration reform case of Kemba Smith. Their efforts would aided Smith in being granted clemency by President Bill Clinton in 2000.
In 2018 The Women in PR association recognized Jurena as a “Trailblazing Publicist” and after working with Jurena, Cynthia Honer, CEO and editor for the iconic entertainment magazine, RightOn! said, "I applaud your client for hiring your company".
Jurena is a noted spokesperson and speaker who has been invited to speak to students of Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Clark Atlanta University and others. A distinguished alum of Clark Atlanta University, Jurena was named a "top public relations pro to hire" by Business Insider in 2020.
IndustryLife (ebook) is available on Amazon.
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