The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno announced today that it has hired Jill Stockton to fill the role of communications specialist.
“Jill has the skills the Reynolds School needs to tell our evolving story, attract prospective students, and promote our range of activities,” said Dean Al Stavitsky. “We’re delighted to have her on board.”
Stockton previously served as senior account executive for The Ferraro Group, a leading Nevada public relations and public affairs firm with offices in Reno, Las Vegas and Carson City.
In her role with The Ferraro Group Stockton managed multiple public relations clients including the Desert Research Institute, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. Additionally, she handled social media for clients and political campaigns, worked to develop new business leads and oversaw client special event planning and management.
Stockton is a member of the Holland Project Advisory Board and serves as public relations counsel for the High Fives Foundation, a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.
Prior to The Ferraro Group, Stockton served as the communications manager for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and previously worked as interim communications director for the University Media Relations Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a past-president for the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and was recognized as Emerging Leader of the Year, 2008, by the Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the e-Women Network.