Two interns join JDPR for semester

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) announces the addition of Jennifer Gilewski as account executive, as well as Mary Ogle and Katie Shuell as the company’s Spring 2016 Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP) interns.

As account executive, Gilewski will be responsible for managing digital content and traditional media relations for JDPR’s Lifestyle and Technology Divisions. She will service home décor brand Shur-Line, as well as wireless technology giant Verizon. Prior to joining JDPR, Gilewski served as Public Relations and Trade Practices Director for Better Business Bureau of the Upstate, acting as the media spokesperson and communications professional responsible for promoting and protecting the BBB brand.

“Jennifer is a skilled Public Relations professional who excels in creating meaningful connections between brands and their key audiences,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR. “Additionally, our interns provide valuable support to our leadership team, and our program has proven to be a success in helping students transition from academia to a successful career in PR, marketing and communications. We are very excited for Mary and Katie to be part of this ever-growing mentorship program.”

Gilewski graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in communications and a minor in journalism. After moving to Greenville in 2012, she worked as a copywriter and SEO specialist with Dealer Online Marketing. In her free time, Gilewski volunteers with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Generous Garden Project in Greenville.

Ogle is a senior at the University of South Carolina Upstate majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a cognate in Spanish. She joined JDPR’s EMAP program for the Fall 2015 semester and is returning for a second term. Prior to joining JDPR, Ogle spent several months in Nicaragua working with a non-profit agency and improving her Spanish. She plans to continue in the PR industry and hopes to one day start a non-profit organization.

Shuell is a senior at Furman University with a double major in Communication Studies and French. Her previous work experience includes a marketing internship for an ad tech company, where she created quality content for the company’s blog, social media program and website. She plans to pursue a career in public relations and marketing after graduation this May.


Media Contact: Jeff Dezen | (864) 233-3776, Ext. 11 |

About JDPR
Founded in 1991, JDPR is a full-service Public Relations agency, providing its clients with best-in-class strategic marketing communication services underpinned by deliberate business analysis to include national and regional media relations, SEO services, memorable social media campaigns that drive engagement, crisis communication planning and creative idea generation aimed at advancing clients’ business objectives.