Chavonne Jones serves as a senior advisor and counselor with The TASC Group and has assisted TASC’s clients in a variety of fields, including crisis communications, diversity, equity & inclusion work, national thought leadership development and media relations.
Chavonne is a public relations consultant and senior vice president at FleishmanHillard. She has many years of experience in the development and execution of media campaigns for both B2B and consumer clients across industries, including finance, legal, human resources, technology, healthcare, consumer products, automotive and energy, among others.
As a result of her media skills and strong relationships with key journalists, Chavonne has a solid track record of landing coverage for clients in top-tier outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, TIME, Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, FOX Business and more.
In 2019, Chavonne served as treasurer and a board member for the Public Relations Society of America’s New York Chapter. She is a 2018 recipient of PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” award and The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty” Dynamic Achievers Award. Chavonne is also a member of Chief, a private network for powerful women executives across industries.
Previously, Chavonne previously served as senior vice president at Weber Shandwick where she executed media campaigns for a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and nonprofits. Her client roster included IBM, Experian, Bayer, Enel, TIAA, Sealed Air, Essity, Boston Consulting Group and a host of others.
Chavonne holds a Master of Science degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in journalism and mass media and communications from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
What do you love most about working in public relations?
The overall creative process: the act of building campaigns, brands, and thought leadership from a single idea; raising awareness of social causes and issues to help communities; and working with and learning from talented people from all over the U.S. and the world.
What has been a highlight in your career so far?
I have many career highlights, but a major one has been building my own consultancy.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Fitness, reading and learning new things, enjoying good food, being in nature, spending time with friends and family, etc.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I love many foods, but Thai food is up there. My salads are addictive too. 🙂
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve received lots of great advice over the years, but one that sticks out for me is simple: “Do what makes you happy.” In your career, life, etc.