Brenda Jones Barwick, APR
Brenda, President of Jones PR, is a rarity – especially in America’s heartland. She has 35 years of public relations experience at the highest levels in Washington, D.C. politics, European diplomatic relations and with Fortune 500 companies.
In Washington, D.C., Brenda was a writer in the White House West Wing for President Ronald Reagan Administration, who later appointed her to the Foreign Service. She served at the American Embassy in Switzerland coordinating ambassadorial-level diplomatic events and developing public outreach initiatives to advocate free enterprise and democratic principles. During President George H.W. Bush’s term, Brenda served on a Presidential Commission at the U.S. State Department that advised the President on foreign aid structure.
After 15 years in Washington, D.C. and Europe, Brenda became Vice President of Public Relations for the Southwest’s sixth largest advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen, where she planned and coordinated campaigns for the Dallas Cowboys and Six Flags.
Taylor Ketchum serves as Director of The Oklahoma 100. She is a leading content marketing expert who uses her experience and knowledge of online media and social media to develop an effective messaging strategy for each issue while overseeing the long-term production of The Oklahoma 100.
Taylor graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a B.S. in Mass Communications, Public Relations & Advertising. During her free time, Taylor enjoys reading, crafting, sewing and helping her husband who coaches soccer at a local high school in OKC. The two have a daughter, Selah Grace, and are expecting their second daughter in February.
Kristen Fine serves as the coordinator for Oklahoma’s innovative online publishing platform, The Oklahoma 100. She works diligently to create interesting and news-worthy content from all around the state of Oklahoma to be featured in each issue of the Oklahoma 100. Additionally, Kristen coordinates the Oklahoma 100 social media strategy and editorial calendar.
Kristen graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Strategic Communications fall of 2017. On her free time, Kristen enjoys reading, running with her two dogs and trying new brunch places.
Ashley Ross serves as a Weekly Contributor of The Oklahoma 100. She is a content marketing specialist who produces editorial and social content, assists in the planning of each issue and keeps her eyes and ears open for intriguing stories happening in Oklahoma.
Ashley graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Strategic Communications in 2017. When she has down time, she enjoys attending concerts, hiking, traveling and catching up on Netflix.
Nicona Lane serves as a weekly contributor for The Oklahoma 100. As a communications professional, she has worked with a number of clients in the private and public sectors at a local and state level.
She graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with a B.S. in Marketing in 2017. While at GMU, Nicona worked at an integrated marketing and public relations firm just outside of D.C. She holds a professional background in marketing, social media, public relations and nonprofit work. Personally, she is actively involved with several nonprofits, loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her family.
Daniel serves as an account executive on the Jones PR public affairs team. He provides media relations, grassroots mobilization, policy consultation, social media management and strategic communications expertise for clients in the energy, transportation, financial, governmental affairs and public service sectors.
Daniel earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from College of the Ozarks in 2011 and a J.D. from Regent University School of Law in 2014. In his free time, he loves cooking, participating in local theater and watching Michigan Wolverines and Chicago Bears football.
Carolyn Taylor serves as a weekly contributor for The Oklahoma 100. She has a background in social media and content creation and stays on her toes as she looks for captivating events and engaging stories to share in each issue.
Carolyn will graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Public Relations in May 2019. Carolyn likes spending her free time reading, running and finding the best deals in the market as a bargain hunter.
Andrew Aston serves as a weekly contributor to The Oklahoma 100. With a background in social media and content creation, he is passionate about bringing fresh ideas and newsworthy stories to each issue.
Andrew will graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Public Relations in May of 2019. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis and playing board games.
Meaghan Hatch serves as a weekly contributor to The Oklahoma 100. She holds a professional background in communication with experience supporting corporate and commercial clients. She specializes in content creation and social media and is always on the lookout for impactful stories to include in each issue.
Meaghan graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Professional Media in 2017. During her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time with her friends and family.