Professional Experience /// CV

JoAnna LeFlore CV

\\\ Writer \\\ Cultural Producer \\\ Social Justice Advocate ///

Freelance Collaborations: 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

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

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

Event Assistant (February 2017 – Present) – 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 &

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 – (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)


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