Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) promotes Zach Allen to Account Executive, appoints spring intern

Greenville, SC – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) is pleased to announce that Zach Allen has been promoted to Account Executive. He will support strategic planning, media relations initiatives and day-to-day operations for clients in the company’s power tools, sports and lifestyle groups, including Festool USA, Festool Canada, and Bridgetsone Golf. JDPR has also hired Jessica Teruel as the Spring 2021 intern as part of the company’s Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP). 

Allen joined JDPR as an intern in August 2019 after graduating from Syracuse University. He served as an Assistant Account Executive over the past year and was instrumental in helping JDPR to grow the Festool USA account and acquire the Festool Canada business in 2020.

“We are thrilled to have bright, young talent in the office and to recognize Zach’s achievements with this promotion,” said Jeff Dezen, president of the agency. “Zach has a passion for PR and an innate sense of what our clients need to be successful in their communications goals. These talents have allowed him to excel quickly at JDPR, and he has proven to be an asset to our team. Jessica has already brightened up the office with fresh ideas and a new perspective that is sure to enhance the work we do for our clients. I have no doubt she will flourish in our internship program, as well.”

Teruel is a senior at Bob Jones University majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. She serves as president of the University Marketing Association and has led multiple marketing campaigns on campus. She also has served as an intern with Tommy Pike Customs, a local customs car shop, for the past two summers as part of their Marketing and Content team. Teruel will assist with market research and media relations in support of JDPR’s portfolio of local, regional and national clients. In her free time, Teruel enjoys editing her photography and videography in local coffee shops. 

JDPR is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021 internships. Interested college or university students studying communications, marketing or English should send resumes to Wendy Henry at


Media contact: Wendy Henry | (864) 233-3776, Ext. 17 |

About JDPR: Established in 1991 and headquartered in Greenville, SC, JDPR is a full-service marketing communications consulting agency specializing in public relations strategies.  The firm provides public relations strategic planning, creative idea-generation and program development and implementation for regional and national accounts.