JWC Named “Employer of the Year” by Business for Good San Diego

San Diego public relations firm named "Employer of the Year"

J. Walcher Communications (JWC), a top San Diego public relations and marketing agency, and President Jean Walcher has been named “Employer of the Year” by Business For Good San Diego (BFG), a nonprofit association of values-driven local business owners.

The BFG Employer of the Year award is given to a business owner who consistently works to find every possible way to put people over profits and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to all their employees. 

“Jean understands what it is to be an intentional business owner, evidenced by the fact that most of her team has remained with the company for years,” said Business for Good San Diego Managing Director Danea Ramos. “Because of her dedication to her employees, she has been able to create an impactful and successful business.”

Celebrating 21 years in business, J. Walcher Communications represents a range of local and national clients, including consumer products, associations, professional services, real estate development, sports and entertainment, hospitality and nonprofits. Current clients include Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group and Shops, Discover Coronado, Greystar and Lions Tigers & Bears.

“One of the main reasons I’ve worked at this agency for almost 14 years is Jean,” said JWC Vice President Sandy Young. “She is a smart, savvy businesswoman who is a fantastic mentor and always has our back. Our PR agency’s 21-year tenure and long-standing clients are a testament to Jean’s leadership.”

Additional award winners include Environmental Hero: Erika Rodriguez, founder of Nadi Marketing; Housing & Homelessness Hero: Mitchelle Woodson of Think Dignity; Immigration Advocate: Invest In San Diego Families Coalition from Center on Policy Initiatives; and Business Resource Champion: Jason Roberts of Frontline Careers; Community Partner of the Year: City Heights Community Development Corporation. 

Business for Good San Diego was founded in 2017 and fills a need for local businesses to weigh in on regional policymaking to ensure quality of life is increased for ALL San Diegans – not just a select few. The organization supports local entrepreneurs’ efforts to advance equity in their communities and influence the development of thoughtful, progressive policy with a focus on environmental health, immigration, business resources and homelessness.