Professional Experience /// CV

JoAnna LeFlore CV

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

Professional Partnerships: 2019

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

Research analyst (July 2017 – Present) – Omaha Public Schools Office of District Communications

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

Communications Coordinator, Threewalls Contemporary Art Chicago (November 2017 – Present)

Board Member:

Freelance Collaborations: 2018

Workshop Facilitator

  • Topic: Self-care for Women’s Lunch & Learn, Omaha World Herald – October 2018
  • Topic: Self-care for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioners (Joe Gerstandt, The Circle) – September 2018
  • Topic: Marketing 101 for Creatives – Artist INC. (Omaha) – September 2018
  • Topic: Self-care for Creatives and Activists, BarCamp Omaha – August 2018
  • Topic: Self-care for Creatives and Activists, The Union for Contemporary Arts – June 2018

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

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

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

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

Professional Partnerships: 2017-18

Assistant Editor (January 2017 – December 2018) – 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

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

  • Love Jazz & Arts Center (March 2017 – July 2017)
  • Urban League of Nebraska (Summer 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)

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

Writer (October 2016 – 2018) – Public Access – A Contemporary Arts Blog for Nebraska (formerly called “Flatlanders”)

Writer (October 2016 – 2018) – Creative Mornings Omaha & WeDontCoast.com

Writer (January 2017 – 2018) – “Partner Spotlight Series” Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.

Writer (2015-Present) – Identity by Design Magazine

Professional Partnerships: 2014-2016

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

Marketing & Communications CoachOmaha Small Business Network (2014-2016)

Public Relations/Community Relations Chair:

Freelance Collaborations: 2015-16

Feature Writing:

Event Planning & Marketing:

Featured as a public opinionIdentity 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)

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

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

Professional Partnerships: 2013-14

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

Social Media & Public Relations InternBloom.com (Xuba, LLC.) – 2014

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

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

Freelance Collaborations: 2013-14

Event Planning & Marketing:

  • Event Planning Committee – Style Omaha, Help All Fashion Show (Abide Network) – (2013)
  • Gala Event Planning Committee – Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska Chapter (2013)
  • Midwest District Conference Committee – Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska Chapter (2013)
  • Marketing & Brand Consultant – BOTH Sucks, Hip-Hop Music Artist Duo with Scky Rei & INFNTLP (2014)
  • Marketing & Brand Consultant – Little Miss Fashion (Children’s Apparel), Omaha Fashion Week feature (2014)
  • Copy Writer (2014) – Verbal Gumbo (A Monthly Spoken Word Stage Production)

Professional Partnerships: 2012

Marketing Intern:

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

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

Professional Partnerships: 2011

Administrative Assistant – Building Bright Futures (January 2011-April 2011)

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 (2006-2010)

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

Assistant News Editor – Gateway Newspaper, UNO (January 2010 – December 2010)

Public Relations Intern – Salvation Army, Omaha – 2009

Marketing Intern – Word Made Flesh, 2008

Video Camera Operator – University of Nebraska at Omaha (2007-2009)

President, African-American Student Organization, University of Nebraska at Omaha (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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