Marketing and Business Development Manager
Jeslyn Stiles joined the VA Ready team in March 2021 as Marketing and Business Development Manager and is excited to help bring more awareness to and foster more engagement with VA Ready programs. She works closely with Communications Associate Rob Morris to strategize and execute marketing campaigns, identify and pursue new business partner leads, and promote job openings and information sessions for VA Ready scholars.
Before joining the VA Ready team, Jeslyn gained a wide variety of both startup and nonprofit marketing experience in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. This includes time as Social Media and Content Coordinator at Custom Ink, a tech-forward e-commerce company in the custom apparel and promotional product industry, as well as Content Marketing Manager at StreetShares, a financial technology startup that provides small business lending and investing opportunities focused on Veteran-owned small businesses. Most recently, Jeslyn spent two years as Director of Marketing at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, an economic development nonprofit that serves to support the downtown Harrisonburg small business community through grants, promotion, and community events.
Jeslyn is currently an Innovation MBA candidate at James Madison University and will be graduating in May 2021. Jeslyn also attended James Madison University for her undergraduate degree, where she earned a BFA in Graphic Design in 2012. Go Dukes!