Jennifer is Director of Marketing for Southern Surgical Arts. Born and bred in a small town in Alabama, Jennifer is both down to earth and sophisticated. Her expertise and experience helps cultivate Southern Surgical Arts' presence in East Tennessee, North Georgia and North Alabama. Thanks in part to her diligence in the role of Marketing Director, Southern Surgical Arts has experienced an average growth rate of 23.75% over the past four years.
Jennifer holds a BA in marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she was the Harvey Smith Award winner for outstanding performance in marketing. In addition, she graduated first in her class with an MA in public and private management from Birmingham-Southern College. Because she is judicious, smart, and proactive, top managers rely on her for guidance and results. Jennifer worked for a business-to-business marketing and communications firm, FitzMartin, for more than 11 years before joining Southern Surgical Arts. In her role as operations officer for FitzMartin, she was responsible for the profitability of the firm.
Jennifer has been published in Plastic Surgery Practice and Surge, a publication of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She has also been published with Advice Media. She is also a regular speaker for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery's annual symposiums. Additionally, Jennifer also serves as the marketing expert for the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, writing articles for the quarterly newsletter.
In addition to her role at Southern Surgical Arts, Jennifer is a consultant to multiple physician practices, has served as President and is currently Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, and as chair for the communications committee. She was the chair for the practice management program at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery annual conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
She serves on Chattanooga's American Heart Association Circle of Red, which is a passionate group of women committed to educating other women about the prevention of heart disease in a fun, heart-healthy way. Members have the influence and resources to significantly impact the community by making a personal commitment to help find a cure for the number one cause of death in women. She is currently the chair for Circle of Red.
She introduced and implemented, Breast Oasis, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting communities by providing women who may not be able to afford bras, with clean, certified, gently used ones. Locally the bras are provided to Chattanooga Room in the Inn. In her spare time, Jennifer volunteers in fundraising efforts for the PTOs at her children's schools.