Jessica Gortner

Senior Director of Messaging Strategy

Passion + Purpose

A Chicagoland native, Jessica now proudly calls the Triangle area of North Carolina home. As a talented brand enthusiast, juggler, content strategist, storyteller, firefighter, communicator, problem solver, and occasional miracle worker, Jessica brings 20 years of marketing, communications, and messaging prowess to the New Kind team.

Passionate about finding the most effective and relevant ways to tell your story to each audience at every opportunity, Jessica’s life-long love of branding, language, and writing make her well suited for all things messaging strategy. As does her eagle-eye proofing superpower and devotion to the Oxford comma.

Always pushing for excellence, she never settles for the status quo (or a mediocre margarita). When she’s not collaborating with colleagues to create killer content, Jessica’s living life to the fullest with her husband, son, and loved ones—as a foodie, tiki cocktail aficionado, beach bum, music lover, and über-proud Notre Dame mom.