Jacque Coe is a senior communications and PR executive with over 25 years of experience in media and public relations. She nationally accredited by Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and led the national campaign for PRSA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the APR credential for public relations profession in 2014. She serves on the Accreditation Marketing Committee for PRSA National, is a past board member of the Puget Sound chapter of PRSA and continues to serve the chapter in the mentor program.
Jacque has served on the executive teams of dynamic and growing public agencies. She is currently seeking opportunities with the public, private and non-profit sectors–especially those with challenges to overcome. She most recently supported Group Health in a temporary consultant role pending their acquisition by Kaiser Permanente. Prior to Group Health, Jacque was the Chief Communications Officer for the Seattle Public Schools, the largest urban public school district in the Northwest, as well as the Director of Communications and Community Engagement for the Bellevue School District leading internal and external communications, PR and community engagement strategies for the district. Jacque has also served as Senior Director of Strategic Communications for the Dairy Farmers of Washington, to oversee all communications and marketing to support the confidence and sale of dairy products in Washington, and was the Communications Director for Washington’s Lottery, a state agency with annual lottery product sales of more than $500 million a year. Before joining the Lottery, Jacque was the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Alliance for Education, the charitable foundation for the Seattle Public Schools.
Jacque’s first career was in television journalism, most recently at KING-TV in Seattle where she planned daily news, special reports, special projects, and breaking news coverage. Prior to joining KING 5, Jacque was a news director, anchor, reporter and assignment editor for various stations in Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota and Spokane; winning numerous awards for writing and news coverage. As the former Vice-President of the Idaho Press Club, she helped develop an award for journalists for ethical decision-making—one of the first of its kind in the nation. Jacque is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, holding a BA in Communications-Radio/TV News.