PR & Strategic Communications Practice Lead
What She Does Best
With a quarter-century of corporate communications experience, Jessica Antle stands as a seasoned professional, trusted by CEOs with their most critical business issues. Her expertise spans building brands through thought leadership, managing sensitive corporate and financial events, crisis and employee communications, and content management strategy. Currently, she is the Practice Lead for PR and Strategic Communications at Beacon Digital.
Jessica’s most recent role was at AvidXchange, where she led Brand Marketing and Communications. During her tenure, she rebranded the company, launched its first advertising campaign, led the organizational response to Covid-19, and established a customer communications function. She played a pivotal role in the company's public listing in October 2021 and successfully negotiated the first-ever onsite “first trade” executed by Nasdaq. Before AvidXchange, Jessica headed Global Communications at Dorel Sports, managing communications for popular consumer brands sold worldwide. Her seven-year stint at MasterCard Worldwide saw her rise from Director of Corporate Communications to Chief of Staff for the CMO, handling significant responsibilities including the communication of the company’s IPO, one of the largest in history at the time.
Earlier in her career, Jessica honed her PR and marketing skills working on agency accounts for renowned brands like IBM and Blackberry.
A recipient of the Theodore Sorenson National Speechwriters Award and a PR Week Award, Jessica holds a cum laude B.A. in Public Relations and Political Science from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also earned a Master’s in Communications Management from Syracuse University and completed the NYU Professional Certification in Investor Relations.
When she's not strategizing for Beacon, Jessica enjoys:
- Teaching and mentoring young professionals in PR and Marketing
- Spending time with her family and friends
- Networking and supporting her local community in Charlotte, NC
- HubSpot, Certified Inbound Marketing Consultant
- LinkedIn, Marketing Strategy
- Brand Awareness
- Content & Editorial Strategy
- Marketing Strategy
- Social Media Marketing
- Public Relations
- Problem Solving
- Reputation Management
- Financial Communications
- Crisis Communications
- Public Affairs
- Executive Communications
- Employer Branding
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Media Relations
Little Known Facts
Jessica played a crucial role in the first-ever onsite “first trade” executed by Nasdaq and has been a part of one of the largest IPOs in history.