Jessica L. Abensour

Partner, Raleigh, NC

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Jessica has over 15 years of experience in the corporate social responsibility (CSR), education and nonprofit sectors. She specializes in developing, communicating and measuring CSR programs that create shared value for businesses and the communities in which they operate. She works with clients to develop and implement internal and external communications strategies to increase awareness, engage key stakeholders and ultimately, improve reputation.

Jessica is the co-chair of VOX’s Corporate Responsibility practice group, leading the development of the company’s capabilities and client work in strategic philanthropy, employee engagement, measuring business and social impact, and reputation management. Her work in these areas encompasses strategic planning, message development and executive positioning. Some of Jessica’s clients include/have included AT&T, the AT&T Foundation, The Hershey Company, Convergys, Iron Mountain and Easter Seal’s-UCP.

Jessica is a frequent speaker on the topic of CSR and corporate philanthropy for various organizations including the Public Affairs Council, the US Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina PR Association.

Prior to working at VOX, Jessica held positions at the George Washington University, where she focused on development and marketing at the Graduate School of Political Management, and The Washington Center, a higher education nonprofit, where she managed internship and workforce development programs for various businesses, nonprofits and federal agencies, including the US Department of Defense.

She graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Political Management with a concentration in Corporate Public Affairs from The George Washington University.

Growing up in Cincinnati, Jessica is a huge fan of Graeter’s Ice Cream and spent her younger days training as a nationally competitive gymnast. A wine enthusiast and NFL football fan, Jessica enjoys traveling, watching and reading suspense thrillers and spending time with her husband and two children, Alex and Elyse.