JEN BELTZ: BIO
I’m a communications pro with over two decades of experience in public affairs strategy, persuasive message development, and top-tier media coverage.
In addition to serving as VP, Global Public Affairs & Media Relations for Boston-based health firm Best Doctors, Inc., I was a Senior Legislative Representative at AARP headquarters in D.C., and a Speechwriter for AARP’s CEO and Board of Directors. My speeches and statements on policy and advocacy issues have been featured in Vital Speeches of the Day and The Congressional Record.
I also worked on Capitol Hill as Communications Director for two members of Congress, managed a 2014 gubernatorial race in Massachusetts, and founded and led a public relations firm focused on culinary, travel, tech, health and association clients. My freelance clients have ranged from Microsoft, the Alliance of Specialty Medicine and Britannica.com to Georgetown University, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Office of Historic Alexandria, VA.
Developing compelling stories and pitching press are my favorite parts of communications work. My substantive media placements earned for clients and employers include press hits in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Washington Post to the CBS Evening News, NBC’s “TODAY” show, CNN, and a variety of nationally syndicated radio outlets. I’ve also been featured in numerous outlets, including National Journal, POLITICO, CNN.com, The Atlantic, Target Marketing and PR Week.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Belmont University with a minor in Journalism, and am completing Johns Hopkins University’s Master of of Arts in Communication program. An alum of Le Cordon Bleu and Apicius in Florence, IT, I enjoy cooking and traveling with my husband, Thom, in our free time.