Jessica Drake oversees marketing and business development for both the Leadership Institute and the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum. She has 10 years of progressive marketing and public relations experience, working previously as the PR and Communications Coordinator for St. Francis Hospital.
In 2016, Drake was named as one of Columbus and the Valley Magazine’s “Rising Stars.” She is a 2012 graduate of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Columbus and currently serves as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
She is a member of the Greater Columbus Georgia Young Professionals and the Junior League of Columbus, where she currently serves in a chair position and has received the President’s Award and the Mary Sprouse Boyd Award. She also serves on the Muscogee County Library Foundation’s Wine Women and Shoes committee and on the Columbus State University President’s Recognition and Sponsorship Gala committee.