Stockton, Jill


Stockton, Jill

Communications Specialist

Office Location: RSJ 205

Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4783

Jill Stockton joined The Reynolds School 2013.  In her role as Communications Specialist Jill is responsible for public relations, marketing, advertising, event promotion and management, as well as social media strategy, content creation and management for the School. Jill works with media to tell the School’s evolving story, develops compelling marketing pieces to attract prospective students and promotes the wide range of events and activities taking place in the School.

She is an award-winning public relations practitioner with more than a decade of diverse experience who delivers results.  Her passions include relationship building, storytelling, crisis communications, large-scale event management and execution, as well as social media strategy and management. She’s worked as a Communications Director for the University of Nevada, Reno, served as the Communications Manager for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, and as the Senior Account Executive for The Ferraro Group, a public relations and public affairs agency with offices in Reno, Las Vegas, Carson City and Phoenix.

The work Jill has done over her career has increased positive news coverage for the University and a variety of its departments in regional and national media outlets, got her a seat at the C-Suite table as a strategic public relations advisor and organizational spokeswoman, and has given her the opportunity to host a wide variety of national and international journalists showcasing all that Reno-Tahoe has to offer. Jill also had the privilege of running the political campaign that helped get a candidate elected to the Department 9 District Court Judge position all while building and maintain strong relationships with a variety of community influencers and stakeholders.

Jill proudly sits on the Board of Directors for the Tahoe-based non-profit High Fives Foundation, and is a member of the American Marketing Association advisory board. She’s also a past President of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She was awarded the Public Relations Society of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter Gold Spike Community Excellence Award in 2014 for work she’s done for the High Fives Foundation.

Jill holds a master of arts degree in public relations from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.