Wright Enterprises, is a full- service public relations firm serving the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. From crisis communications to commercial production to issues management, Wright Enterprises helps clients perfect strategic messages.
"When I take on any job, my goal is to empower an organization to tell its stories with passion through media and public engagement. I work with an organization to ensure that staff members no longer feel helpless before the media. I show them how to harness their power."
Jackie Wright is the president of Wright Enterprises, a full service public relations firm serving the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. A seasoned media and public relations professional, Wright has 20 years of media experience, including more than a decade of award-winning journalism experience in radio, television and print communications. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, home of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards.
Prior to launching her own business, Wright served as Public Affairs Manager for CW Bay Area (a duopoly with CBS), where she was responsible for public and community relations; as Executive Director, Office of Public Engagement and Information, for the San Francisco Unified School District; and as Executive Director, San Francisco County, for the American Red Cross.
During a time of high visibility and national media scrutiny for the San Francisco Unified School District, Wright developed the crisis communication plan and set up systems to handle the 9-11-2001 Crisis and the high volume media calls over a five month period from local, national and international media about the controversial Edison Charter School. Wright successfully worked with staff to maintain a consistent message of the District’s concern for the "well being of all students" as the charter school through deliberation by the local board of education transferred to the State. Aside from the media focus on controversy, Wright strategically improved the District’s website to give an overall balanced look at the District’s operations. In addition, Wright developed the communication plan for the District’s new academic plan "Excellence For All" which was rolled-out over a 30 day period with attendance at meetings of over 3,000 people resulting in written input from 2,500 people. The written feedback was used to improve the plan, which was filed in U.S. Federal Court and approved. The communication plan was presented at a national association of public relations directors in Minneapolis as an example of a successful campaign.
For the American Red Cross, Wright was a member of the Executive Management Team of the Bay Area Chapter, serving as Executive Officer for San Francisco County. She worked her way through the ranks over a 10-year period from a Media Relations Associate to the Director of Special Events to ultimately, San Francisco County Executive Officer. In addition to her leadership as an Executive Officer responsible for budget development and management, program oversight, fund-raising, board development, government relations interfacing with city, state, and national politicians, and community relations, Wright served on the elite National Red Cross Headquarters’ Rapid Response Team. As a member of the team, Wright worked during major national disasters responding to national media.
Media training, media and communication plan development, community outreach, government relations, social and cause related marketing and fundraising provide the foundation of Wright’s expertise. Organizations that have benefited from her skills include the CBS Television, United Way, USF, SF Conservation Corps, the American Red Cross, WNGC Radio Station, WXAG Radio Station, KALW Radio Station, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, American Women in Radio and Television (Wright created the Belva Davis Diversity Scholarship) and Leadership San Francisco. Website: www.wrightnow.biz displays Wright’s involvement with the community as a community trustee, a concept taught by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership San Francisco Program. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415 525 0410.