After spending five years in the sports industry, Jillian joined the M-Squared PR team where she’s utilizing her proven management skills and keen knowledge of the lifestyle industry to garner measurable results for M-Squared PR and its distinctive roster of clients
Jillian grew up just outside of Buffalo, NY, where she developed a passion for sports and storytelling from an early age. She attended SUNY Oswego and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting-Mass Communication while serving as a four-year member on the competitive Lakers cheerleading squad. After graduation, Jillian spent a year co-managing a local YMCA gymnastics program before deciding to attend graduate school. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Journalism-Sports Reporting from Boston University. While in Boston, Jillian held internships with Major League Lacrosse and WEEI.
In the fall of 2011, Jillian moved to Charlotte, NC, and began her career as a Staff Writer at SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. Then, in September 2014, she transitioned to serve as the Communications Manager for the Charlotte Hounds lacrosse team and Charlotte Independence soccer team, where she gained experience in media relations, developing social media strategies and live event production.
Outside of the office, Jillian enjoys playing intramural sports (softball, kickball and flag football), exploring Charlotte’s craft beer offerings, rooting for the Buffalo Bills and planning her upcoming wedding.