Professional Experience /// CV

JoAnna LeFlore CV

\\\ Writer \\\ Project Manager \\\ Social Justice Advocate ///

Freelance Collaborations: 2018

Workshop Facilitator, Self-care for Women’s Lunch & Learn, Omaha World Herald – October 18, 2018

Workshop Facilitator, Self-care for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practioners (Joe Gerstandt, The Circle) – Sept. 21, 2018

Workshop Facilitator, Marketing 101 for Creatives – Artist INC. (Omaha) – Sept. 18, 2018

Project Manager, Malcolm X Sol Food & Music Festival 2018 – August 25, 2018

Presenter, BarCamp Omaha – August 2018

Event Host, The Venue at Highlander (Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corp.) – July 2018 – Present

Workshop Facilitator, Self-care, The Union for Contemporary Arts – June 2018

Social Media Specialist – Cathy Hughes Street Dedication Committee – May 2018

Writer, Omaha Star Newspaper – April 2018 – Tribute to Patricia “Big Mama” Barron

Writer & Awardee of the UNO International Journalism Andy Award – Feb. 2018 – Trip to Jamaica for Dis Poem Words & Agro Festival

Professional Partnerships: 2017-18

Research analyst and copywriter (July 2018 – Present) – Omaha Public Schools Office of District Communications

Membership Coordinator (March 2018 – Present) – Mode Shift Omaha

Assistant Editor (January 2017 – Present) – The Reader Magazine

Event Assistant (February 2017 – May 2018) – Scoular Ballroom

English Instructor, Upward Bound, Metro Community College – (Summer 2017)

Fellow, New Leaders Council Omaha chapter (2017)

Freelance Collaborations: 2017

Public Speaker

  • Topic: Social Media Marketing – MOTAC Youth Conference (April 2017)
  • Topic: Self-Care – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority “Finer Womanhood Week” event at UNO (March 2017); Katie Raine’s Detox Magic Radio Show (June 2017);
  • Topic: Leadership – Young Women of Omaha Conference at Urban League (July 2017)

Communications Coordinator, Threewalls Contemporary Art Chicago (Fall/Winter 2017 – Present)

Research Analyst, Omaha Public Schools (Fall 2016 & 2017)

Social Media & Email Marketing (March 2017 – July 2017) – Loves Jazz Art Center

Social media coordinator, Urban League of Nebraska (Summer 2017)

Special projects Grant reviewer, Nebraska Arts Council (Spring 2016 & 2017)

Writer, Arts (October 2016 – Present) – Flatlanders – A Contemporary Arts Blog for Nebraska

Writer & Social Media Blogger (October 2016 – Present) – Creative Mornings Omaha & WeDontCoast.com

Writer (January 2017 – Present) – “Partner Spotlight Series” Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.

Blogger (2015-Present) – Identity by Design Magazine

Professional Partnerships: 2014-2016

Public Engagement Coordinator (August 2014 – January 2017) – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Marketing & Communications Consultant – Omaha Small Business Network (2014-2016)

Public Relations Chair, Board Member:

Community Relations Chair, Board Member: FemCity Omaha Chapter (2016)

Freelance Collaborations: 2015-16

Feature Writing:

Event Planning & Marketing (2015):

Featured as a public opinion – Identity by Design Magazine (Online Lifestyle Magazine)

Freelance Collaborations: 2015

Social Media Coordinator – Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corp.

Copy Writer – University of Nebraska Medical Center (Diversity Resource Guide)

Copy Writer (2014-2015) – Verbal Gumbo (A Monthly Spoken Word Stage Production)

Marketing Coordinator – Denise Chapman, Great Plains Theater Conference, Metro Community College

Featured as a public opinion – Omaha Magazine & The Reader (lifestyle magazines covering the Nebraska region).

Professional Partnerships: 2013-14

Graduate of M.S. in Managerial Communications – Bellevue University

Social Media & Public Relations Intern – Bloom.com (Xuba, LLC.)

Community Arts Intern (2013)– Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Gala Event Planning Committee – Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska Chapter

Midwest District Conference Committee – Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska Chapter

Freelance Collaborations: 2013-14

Marketing & Brand Consultant – BOTH Sucks, Hip-Hop Music Artist Duo with Scky Rei & INFNTLP

Marketing & Brand Consultant – Little Miss Fashion (Children’s Apparel), Omaha Fashion Week feature

Event Planning Committee – Style Omaha, Help All Fashion Show (Abide Network)

Panel Moderator – University of Nebraska, Phi Beta Sigma & African American Organization Black History Conference – Omaha, Nebraska.

Professional Partnerships: 2012

Marketing Intern:

Public Relations Chair – National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Omaha Metropolitan Chapter –

Programming Committee – International Association of Business Communicators, Nebraska – (2012-2013)

Professional Partnerships: 2011

Community Development Intern – Greater Omaha Chamber – (2011-2013)

Freelance Collaborations: 2011

Fashion Marketing Consultant:

  • Rare Salon & Boutique (Mens & Womens Apparel);
  • House of Kotero (Couture & Ready-to-Wear Womens Apparel);

Runway Model – Omaha Fashion Week (3 shows): House of Kotero & Juantisha Christiansen

Professional Training: 2007-10

Graduate of B.S. in Journalism & Public Relations – University of Nebraska, Omaha (UNO)

Assistant Firm Director – Public Relations Student Society of America, University of Nebraska, Omaha Chapter – (2009-2010)

Assistant News Editor – Gateway Newspaper, UNO (2010)

Public Relations Intern – Salvation Army, Omaha – 2009

Marketing Intern – Word Made Flesh, 2008

President, African-American Student Organization, UNO (2007-2009)

One comment

  1. The Omaha World Herald would like to see if you would be able to come and speak at the Womens Professional Group about your 21 days of Self Care…. Our next meeting is October 18 @noon. Please feel free to call me at 402-444-1228 or jennifer.snow@bhmginc.com
    Thank you in advance

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