Jordan E. Garland

Jordan E. Garland

Director, Business Development and Marketing

 

Summary

Jordan began her career at WYK Associates, Inc. in the spring of 2015.  A skilled communicator, she is responsible for the firm’s business development and community outreach program. Her experience in lobbying, organization and public relations makes it easy for her to connect–and stay connected.

 

-Proven communication and relationship-building skill set

-Outstanding networking skills, connecting individuals and entities

-Excellent goal-finding and problem-solving capabilities

-Experienced in public policy, lobbying and government relations

-Knowledgeable in research, fact-finding and workshop organization

 

With a master’s coursework in Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies, Jordan Garland’s academic background, her professional experience and honed skill set enable her to connect easily and build lasting and mutually beneficial relationships. Her involvement in professional and community-related events and organizations, and her attentive nature enable her to establish WYK Associates, Inc.’s authority as the leading architectural planning firm in the Mountain State.

 

Experience

Director, Business Development and Marketing

WYK Associates, Inc.

June 2015 – Present, Clarksburg, WV

Building client relationships and establishing new business for WYK Associates, Inc., coordinating the company’s marketing and outreach efforts, and representing WYK Associates, Inc. at professional and community events. Providing contents and managing the WYK Associates, Inc. website, Facebook, and LinkedIn platforms.

 

Community Development Coordinator

Beacon Wealth Management

December 2013 – December 2014, Clarksburg, WV

Generated new business and clientele for Beacon Wealth Management. Managed all community outreach and public relations for Beacon Wealth Management. Researched and composed materials used for distribution to clients and prospective clients. Arranged educational workshops on financial management for government agencies, private companies, and university associations. Participated in community outreach events on behalf of Beacon Wealth Management. Maintained client relationships for Beacon Wealth Management.

 

Government Affairs Specialist – Worldwide Regulatory, Government and Industry Affairs

Herbalife International Ltd.

May 2012 – May 2013, Washington, DC

Monitored worldwide regulatory, governmental and industry affairs. Tracked legislative issues at the federal and state levels. Researched and compiled information on international issues that would affect Herbalife’s business and industry. Managed HLF Political Action Committee requests and contributions. Prepared quarterly lobbying reports. Attended conferences, hearings, and meetings with government officials on behalf of Herbalife. Participated in weekly conference calls with various councils and organizations. Contributed to Herbalife monthly newsletter. Worked with foreign embassy personnel to ensure delivery of Herbalife products in a country of new business.

 

Deputy Director-
Washington International Business Council and Executive Council on Diplomacy

International Business-Government Counsellors, Inc.

June 2010-May 2012, Washington, DC

Managed the Washington International Business Council and the Executive Council on Diplomacy. Arranged lecture-discussion programs, cultural events, and historical trips on the history, politics, and culture of the United States for foreign diplomats stationed in Washington, DC. Planned and executed monthly meetings for the Business Council members to meet with senior government officials and foreign Ambassadors. Supervised and trained the administrative staff for both councils. Administered all contribution and grant requests for non-profit organization. Researched and composed International Business Meeting Calendar. Wrote weekly article for International Issues Update newsletter for clients.

 

Deputy Director – Washington International Business Council

International Business-Government Counsellors, Inc.

November 2007-June 2010

Directed and maintained all operations for Business Council, including the arrangements for over 200 meetings and preparation of all Council related materials. Independently researched and completed client-service projects. Built strong client relationships. Assisted the CEO of International Business-Counsellors, Inc.

 

Office Manager

International Business-Government Counsellors, Inc.

May 2007-November 2007

 

Administrative Coordinator

Atlantic Media Company, Washington, DC

February 2007- May 2007

  

Intern

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration

Western Hemisphere Office

Summer 2006, Miami, Florida

Worked for the FAA Senior International Representative to organize a meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation from the Eastern Caribbean and provided administrative support.

  

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Vice Chair

2017 Capital Campaign

United Way of Harrison County, Inc.

2016- Present, Clarksburg, WV

 

Board Member

Empowerment Through Employment, Inc.

2015-Present, Clarksburg, WV

 

Cabinet Member

2016 Capital Campaign

United Way of Harrison County, Inc.

2015 – Present, Clarksburg, WV

 

Volunteer, Automotive Division

2015 Capital Campaign

United Way of Harrison County, Inc.

2014 – 2015, Clarksburg, WV

  

Member

 Clarksburg League for Service,

2013 – Present, Clarksburg, WV

  

Chairperson, Young Leaders Forum

Executive Council on Diplomacy

2010 – 2012, Washington, DC

Organized and executed various programs for young leaders to interact and form professional relationships throughout the embassy, private sector, and NGO communities in Washington, DC

 

Opportunities you are looking for:

Professional networking and relationship building, speaking engagements, project evaluation

  

Causes you care about:

Economic Empowerment

Social Justice

Child Advocacy

Education

 

Skills & Endorsements

 Skills

Business Networking

Government Relations

International Relations

Lobbying

Marketing

Organization

Problem-Solving

Public Policy

Public Relations

Relationship-Building

Research

Volunteering

 

Education

Coursework in Public Policy for M.A.

University of Maryland School of Public Policy

August 2012-May 2013, College Park, MD

 

B.A. in International Studies, Emphasis on the Americas

West Virginia University

August 2003-December 2006, Morgantown, WV

 

Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo

Summer 2005, Santander, Spain

 

 Languages

English, Spanish

 

Additional Info

 Interests

Volunteering, Traveling, Cooking, Running, Reading, Writing, Home Renovations

  

 Advice for Contacting You:

Please contact me for networking opportunities, business proposals and speaking engagements

 

 Organizations

Alpha Phi Alumnae Association · West Virginia University Alumnae Association

 

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