Joined November 2022
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Connelly, 45, is the Founder & CEO of JConnelly, a nationwide public relations agency. Known for her forward-minded outlook and direct style, Connelly is a trusted counselor and her clients’ best advocate. She is sought out by business leaders and societal influencers to provide strategic counsel on brand communications, business strategy, media relations and crisis and risk management.
Connelly and her 90+ colleagues operate from offices in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C., Florida and Las Vegas, recently added following the 2021 acquisition of AdvisorPR. The agency currently provides senior-level support to more than 100 clients in the financial services, entertainment, food & beverage and technology industries.
One of her proudest accomplishments is that JConnelly’s employees have voted the agency as one of the “Best Places to Work” every year since 2011. The firm, which Connelly insisted provide a company ownership interest to all employees, has also been recognized by PR News multiple times as one of the “Top Places to Work in PR.” Forbes also recently named JConnelly to its 2021 America’s Best PR Agencies list.
Connelly has personally earned a spot-on PR News’ “Top Women in PR” list five times as well as being named one of the “50 Best Women in Business” by NJBIZ.
Connelly is passionate in her belief that she and others have a responsibility to pay it forward and be in service to others in need. Both Connelly and the firm bearing her name support numerous worthy causes through financial donation and/or pro bono PR support. Among those supported are the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, The Rodney King Foundation, the RBaby Foundation, Feeding America, and Toys for Tots.