jacque_coe_039_lowresCredentials
Jacque Coe is a communications and PR strategist with over 25 years of experience in communications and public relations. She is nationally accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In 2023, Jacque was inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows.

Jacque serves her profession on the PRSA National Accreditation Marketing Committee to encourage more professionals to achieve their accreditation. Regionally, she served as Chair of the 2018 PRSA North Pacific District Game Changers Conference in Seattle. Locally, she served as President of the Puget Sound chapter in 2019. Jacque will serve on the PRSA North Pacific District board as a National Nominating Committee Alternate.

Public Sector Communications & Reputation Management
Prior to launching Jacque Coe Communications, Jacque led communications for some of the most dynamic and high-profile public agencies and organizations, serving on their executive teams. Most recently, Jacque served as the Communications Director for the Washington State Department of Corrections. She was chief communications officer for the Seattle Public Schools and the Bellevue School District; leading Seattle through the largest teacher’s strike in the Northwest in 2016, and with Bellevue through a rapid change of superintendents, collective bargaining, strategic planning, boundary review, bond and school board elections.

Products & Services
In the consumer products arena, Jacque served as Senior Director of Strategic Communications for the Dairy Farmers of Washington, and the Communications Director for Washington’s Lottery. In health care, she supported Group Health amid their acquisition by Kaiser Permanente Washington. In the non-profit sector, Jacque was the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Alliance for Education, the charitable foundation for the Seattle Public Schools. In the hospitality industry, Jacque managed the communications for the Seattle Hotel Association and the Seattle Restaurant Alliance for the Washington Hospitality Association amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Relations
Jacque knows and understands media. A seasoned storyteller, her first career was as an award-winning journalist in Northwest newsrooms, most recently at KING-TV in Seattle where she was planning editor for KING’s 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 TV stations in Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota and Spokane; winning awards for writing and breaking news coverage.

Education and Volunteerism
Jacque is an alum of Eastern Washington University, holding a BA in Communications-Radio/TV News. Along the way, Jacque has been a volunteer for YMCA, Seattle King County Health Clinic, Sea Scouts, Social Venture Partners, Women of Color Empowered and numerous other non-profits benefiting children and young professionals. 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.