Jodi Omear, MAEdHD, MA, APR, is a senior executive with more than 20 years experience in strategic communications, change management, crisis communication and media coaching. She has worked with governors, congressmen, the entertainment industry, key media influencers, and executive leadership of organizations.
Jodi specializes in high-level communications strategies and increasing brand awareness. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, digital and social media strategy, crisis communications, celebrity management, event management and on-the-record work.
Throughout her career, Jodi has worked with organizations of all sizes to execute strategies, including conceiving and placing articles in national publications and serving as the spokesperson for radio and television interviews. She also coaches executives on communication with the media and the public, leadership development, and board development.
Jodi was the vice president of communications at RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and was the director of communications and marketing at the National Governors Association. She holds two master’s degrees from The George Washington University - one in Organizational Leadership and Learning and one in Political Management. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from West Liberty University and an Accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board. Jodi is the immediate past President of the Board for the national nonprofit, Triage Cancer, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Margaret Chapman, MBA, MA, has spent the last 20 years of her career helping organizations with their finance, operations, fundraising and overall programmatic strategy. From national candidates and multi-billion dollar nonprofits to small start-ups, she leverages what’s unique about each group to ensure they are able to leap to the next phase in their growth.
Specifically, Margaret focuses on using strategic planning methods in building robust backoffice systems that fit the needs of the organization. Rethinking staffing, accounting, and operational structures are her speciality.
Throughout her career, Margaret has worked to make financial analysis, processes, and all things money approachable for all audiences. Dealing with numbers is often anxiety-producing but Margaret translates finance-speak into easily understandable concepts and practices that every organization can efficiently implement and feel confident in sharing.
Margaret was the Vice President of Political CFOs and has worked with large nonprofits such as The Pew Charitable Trusts and The George Washington University’s Cancer Institute. She also served as a principal at the Unfunded List and has consulted for Street Sense Media, American Alliance for Theater and Education and others. She has a Masters in Business Administration as well as History and European & Eurasian Affairs from The George Washington University. She has bachelor's degrees in International Affairs and Economics from Marshall University. Margaret serves on the board of the national nonprofit Triage Cancer and as President of the Board of the theater company The St Marks’ Players.