Jessica Hudgins Smith, Senior Account Director at SideCar PR

Jessica Hudgins Smith

Senior Account Director

With more than a decade of communications experience, Jessica specializes in crisis communication planning and reputation management by ensuring organizations maintain transparency and authenticity while engaging with a diversity of stakeholders. Jessica has a background in journalism with experience producing local TV news broadcasts in Denver, Sacramento and San Diego. An Emmy award-winning storyteller, Jessica is passionate about helping clients showcase their positive impact on the people and communities they serve.

Jessica supports SideCar clients by: 

  • Producing strategic communications plans that deliver results and help SideCar clients effectively share their stories, gain awareness and ultimately reach their business objectives.
  • Writing and distributing press releases, media advisories and story pitches to targeted media outlets that successfully garner earned media coverage.
  • Developing and executing crisis communications strategies that protect a client’s public perception within their communities while ensuring all stakeholders are authentically heard and included in the conversation.

Prior to SideCar, Jessica managed in-house public relations, social media and stakeholder communications in the public sector for government agencies and nonprofits. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and soon after named her dog Ralphie.

When she’s not at SideCar, Jessica is either chasing after her young daughter Mia, forcing snuggles with her dogs, but most likely eating something delicious prepared by her food-obsessed husband. 

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