Professional Experience /// CV

JoAnna LeFlore CV | 2010-2017

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

Professional Partnerships: 2017

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

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

Research Analyst, Omaha Public Schools (Fall 2017)

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

Residency review panel, Union for Contemporary Art (Summer 2017)

Special projects Grant reviewer, Nebraska Arts Council (Spring 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.

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

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 Recruitment)

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: 2010

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

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

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