Jamie Sears Rawlings serves as account director for RunSwitch Public Relations, bringing 15 years of expertise in managing public relations campaigns and projects for companies of all sizes. During her career, Jamie has been instrumental in overseeing the production of award-winning annual reports for members of the University of Louisville Foundation and in bringing national consumer brands to new markets.
During her previous work in the public relations agency space, Jamie worked with hospitality giant Marriott to introduce two new products to the Louisville market—the Louisville Marriott Downtown and the Residence Inn-Louisville Downtown—in addition to providing general communications support and crisis communications to the properties. She led the successful launch of cell-provider Cricket Wireless in the Lexington, Ky. market.
As the director of communications for an electric cooperative in rural Western Kentucky, Jamie increased the communications presence of the 75-year-old utility through the development of a new website, the adaptation of new member outreach tools and the planning of several successful member meetings.
Throughout her career, Jamie has cultivated relationships and expertise in the agriculture space as an advocate for the interests of agri-businesses and growers on the local, state and national level. She participated in the team that brought a new soil fumigant through the EPA registration process, marking it as the first new soil fumigant registered in two decades. She fought for the interests of tobacco growers in the Federal Tobacco Buyout and for the rights of swine producers to expand their presence in Western Kentucky. As the Kentucky Correspondent for Farm World Newspaper, Jamie produced front-page coverage for the fire that destroyed Kentucky’s Blue Grass Stockyards and for several key federal agriculture issues.
The product of a Kentucky farm in herself, Jamie has experienced first-hand the unique challenges and opportunities that modern agriculture faces. She utilizes this experience to communicate the messages of modern agriculture effectively.
Jamie is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in public relations.
Account Director, RunSwitch Public Relations (2019-present)
President, Lowes Road Communications (2014-2019)
Director of Communications, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (2009-2014)
Account Executive, Peritus Public Relations (2003-2008)