Jennifer Thomas founded FSR Ventures
in 2002 with more than 15 years of strategic public relations
experience with a strong agency background. Jennifer is
passionate about client service, taking their messages to market
and is relentless about generating results.
launching FSR Ventures, Jennifer served as senior vice president
and technology practice leader for Hill & Knowlton’s Washington,
DC office. Leading a multi-million dollar practice, Jennifer has
experience working with companies from Fortune 100 to start-up
enterprises. She also has experience serving as vice presidents
with small- to mid-size public relations firms.
An avid traveler, Jennifer
started travel writing to couple her business intellect with her
creative center leading to her focus on the travel and tourism
industry. As a co-owner of a travel agency and having worked
full-time for a $40 million dollar American Express
representative office, Jennifer has a unique insight into this
rapidly changing industry.
As a media trainer, Jennifer has
worked with executives from companies and associations in
individual sessions and large group (40 people plus) settings.
Leveraging her expertise in media relations, Jennifer has also
conducted training sessions on how to work with the media and
has trained communications staff members at client sites.
featured travel marketing expert, she has been a presenter at
conferences and meetings including the American Society of
Travel Agents, Delaware Chapter of American Society of Travel
Agents, United States Chamber of Commerce, National Association
of Chain Drug Stores, HUMRRO, Jefferson Government Relations and
to a group of Northern Virginia educators.
has also presented on marketing and public relations strategies
at conferences for Equipment Leasing Association, Public
Relations Society of America, Florida Public Relations
Association, National Association of Convenience Stores,
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, PRSA Counselor’s Academy and has
served as a moderator for the Northern Virginia Technology
author, Jennifer is a regular contributor to ASTA Network
Magazine, Travel-Advocate, and Southwest
Florida Parent & Child magazine and has been
published in Upgrade magazine (Software & Information
Industry Association), Agent Life Magazine, ASTA's What's On
Guide and co-authored an article for the Public Relations
Society of America’s The Strategist magazine. She has
written numerous bylined articles for clients under CEO’s names
for a variety of industries. Jennifer created a travel blog
titled Tropical Family Travel focusing on family travel
ideas and tips. she is often quoted in the media as a
travel expert and a PR source including MSNBC, Smart Money,
magazine, and Ragan.com. A U.S. Air
Force veteran, Jennifer specialized in public affairs and is a
former reporter for OnGuard, The Thunderer, The BG News, The
Gavel and a stringer for a Toledo-based daily newspaper.
earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Theatre
from Bowling Green State University. She also completed graduate
work toward her M.A. in Theatre.