Jessica McLeish

Jessica McLeish, President and CEO of J. McLeish Public Relations, Inc and Desmond McLeish, Inc. is a public relations consultant, writer and media relations strategist.  She specializes in the development of groundbreaking strategic marketing and public relations programs that raise profiles, shape public opinion, increase profits and drive sales.

McLeish launched Desmond McLeish in 2002, and within a few years it was ranked in the top 25 public relations firms in three markets in California as well as listed as one of Orange County’s 100 Fast Growing Private Companies in 2007.

Clients in workforce development count on McLeish to provide creative and professional communication services that help them achieve success.  She has presented at California Workforce Association’s annual conferences, where she helped teach the industry how to use public relations to reach the workforce board’s goals.

Throughout her years in the field, McLeish has worked extensively with the regional, national and trade press, building long-lasting relationships with influential media outlets that helped create awareness for the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board, Alameda Workforce Investment Board, California Workforce Association and the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County. McLeish has also worked for Governor Pete Wilson, The Irvine Company and represented several major real estate developers.

McLeish’s professional affiliations include the Urban Land Institute’s Inland Empire District Council, Public Relations Society of America and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Inland Empire chapter. McLeish has taught upper-division public relations courses at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA.

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