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.
Joshua Harlow joined Jones Public Relations in 2009 as an Account Executive and has risen to the role of Senior Vice President. During his time at the firm he has crafted and implemented strategic communications plans with a variety of organizations ranging from political action committees to Fortune 500 companies.
Joshua has been instrumental in guiding Jones PR projects for the nation’s largest wireless company, Oklahoma’s largest natural gas distributor, the state’s only free market think-tank, the state’s largest grassroots activists association, and many others. Joshua also leads the media, presentation and crisis communications training for Jones PR.
He has worked with free-market non-profits and advocacy organizations at both the state and local level, and has a background which includes campaign management, grassroots/ events management, strategic communications, media relations and training, direct-mail production and fundraising.
Additionally, Joshua previously served as the Legislative and Political Assistant to the Kansas Speaker of the House of Representatives where he served as the chief liaison to the House Republican Caucus and represented the Speaker across the state. He also helped lead the communications team for the Speaker and Republican Caucus.
Joshua graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he was Student Body President and continues to serve on the College Alumni Council. While an undergraduate, he served as a temporary-hire and honor intern at the White House, Federal Communications Commission, and Department of Labor. Most importantly, Joshua is a husband to Jenna and father to Walker. You can find him any weekend combining his passion for family and running across the state!
Taylor serves as Senior Account Executive and Director of Integrated Media for Jones PR, managing the consumer marketing accounts, along with the agency’s digital and social media activities. She uses her experience and knowledge of online media and social media to provide clients strategic campaigns and plans to help increase their online influence and awareness.
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 recently welcomed their first child, daughter Selah Grace.
Deby Snodgrass currently serves as the Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism in addition to her duties as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Snodgrass is responsible for 32 state agencies, boards and commissions in addition to her duties as Executive Director.
Snodgrass has more than 30 years experience in marketing and public policy in the private sector. Prior to accepting the Executive Director’s post at the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Snodgrass served as Senior Director of Public Affairs for Chesapeake Energy. In that role, she developed and executed strategic political and public policy initiatives, managed both state and federal political action committees and monitored federal, state and local issues. She has been a frequent guest speaker and has taught policy and strategy at various national and international venues.
David joined Jones PR as an Account Executive for the Corporate Communications team in July. In this role, he works with a variety of clients in professional services with business-to-business models. David also provides editorial oversight to The Oklahoma 100, a content marketing platform.
With a background as a reporter and digital editor for the McAlester News-Capital and the Ada News, David brings experience as a seasoned journalist to Jones PR. He is a nationally recognized writer for his work in both news and editorial writing in the state of Oklahoma. In 2016 he was given the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for public service journalism and his service to the American People. In 2017 he received national recognition for his movie review column “The Reel Dish” after winning first place in the National Newspaper Association’s annual awards. The Oklahoma chapter of the Associated Press named David the state’s “Best New Reporter” of 2016.
David brings the same work ethic and attention to detail to his work with Jones PR that brought him success in the field of journalism.
He studied at the University of Missouri at the prestigious Walter Williams School of Journalism. He graduated in 2012 and enjoys returning to Columbia to visit friends and attend Mizzou football and basketball games.
When he isn’t working, David can be found exploring Oklahoma one hole-in-the-wall restaurant at a time, pretending to be Russell Westbrook while playing pickup basketball and frequenting movie theaters. He grew up in Colorado and enjoys going home to visit family — to ski during winters and hike during summers.
Holly joined the Jones PR team as an Account Coordinator and Associate Editor of The Oklahoma 100 in July 2017.
As Associate Editor, Holly identifies and creates interesting content unique to the state to be featured on Oklahoma’s new innovative online publishing platform. Holly develops each issue’s editorial calendar, produces multimedia content and coordinates the project’s social media and promotional strategy.
Prior to joining Jones PR, Holly worked as a public relations intern and coordinator. She has experience in media relations, social media content creation and strategy, and event planning, in the non-profit, public affairs and arts sectors.
Holly was born and raised in Edmond, OK. She graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with a B.A. in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations. While at OU, Holly was Vice President of Membership for her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, served as OU Homecoming Reunion Weekend Royalty Chair for two years and was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with her family, watching 1980s movies and trying new local restaurants with friends.