Personalities

Jess

Jessica Lyon

EVP & COO

Jessica heads the Farmington, Connecticut office of Co-Communications. She joined Co-Communications with an extensive newspaper background. Previously employed at Hometown Publications in Shelton, Conn., she started as a general assignment reporter with ten coverage areas. Working her way up to editor of the Hamden Journal  and arriving as editor of the Stratford Star, Jessica has also written for the Connecticut Post and College Bound Magazine, among various other publications. Her work on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Westchester garnered a Gold “Big W” award from the Ad Club of Westchester. Jessica’s agency experience includes Cubitt, Jacobs & Prosek Communications. She worked as a senior account executive on the Financial Team, servicing accounts ranging from electronic brokerage firms to mortgage lending institutions. She has placed her clients in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Investment Dealer’s Digest, as well as many other top national newspapers and industry trades. Jessica is a former board member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the MetroHartford Alliance Investor Engagement Committee. A 40 Under Forty winner, she also is a frequent presenter at conferences, universities and local business groups. Jessica is a member of PRSA National’s Speakers Showcase and received her Principles of Fundraising Certificate from the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Connecticut Chapter in 2015.

Why Co-Communications?

The people. The passion. The purpose.

If you figure the average full-time professional spends most of their waking hours at work, you better make sure it’s doing what you enjoy with people you respect. That’s what I’ve found at Co-Communications. Our team is fun, inspiring, hardworking and collaborative…and so are our clients. Our work is fun and inspiring too. Our culture and the exciting projects we take on are like self-regenerating power systems; every great idea creates energy for the next!

What is your favorite PR/Marketing/Advertising campaign of all time?

I am not much for sports, but Nike’s “Just Do It” tagline and campaign just does it for me.

What keeps your creative juices flowing?

Keeping the Japanese principles of wabi-sabi in my consciousness allows me to stay grounded and open. Finding the simplest objects and moments fascinating and beautiful piques my curiosity and appreciation of our surroundings and keeps my creative juices flowing.

What is your biggest passion outside of work?

My family is my biggest passion. I also find joy in acting, painting, antiquing, traveling, volunteering, art exhibits and films.

Success Stories

  • End Hunger CT!
  • CAPSS
  • Infoshred
  • Stark Office Suites
  • Grace Smith House
  • Graduate!CT
  • Westchester Children’s Museum