Jessica Garlington has more than 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing. She is currently the Director of Development at the Zion Institute and the founder and owner of Heart2Heart Public Relations, LLC.

As the Director of Development at The Zion Institute, she utilizes her extensive experience in marketing, public relations, and community outreach to manage community partners. She does so according to scopes of engagement while taking responsibility for exceeding expectations and looking for new opportunities that help Zion Institute achieve their objectives.

Jessica has held many impressive positions throughout her career, providing strategic public relations, marketing, community outreach, social media, and events production counsel. She has served as Marketing and PR Director for the Black Chamber of Arizona; PR Director for the Maricopa County NAACP Chapter; Event Manager at GC Marketing Services; Marketing and PR Director for Taylor & Gomez Law, LLC and Special Promotions Manager for Steward Hospital Systems.

She graduated Magma Cum-Laude from Arizona State University with a dual undergrad degree in psychology and human health services with a minor in philosophy.