Jean Walcher, President

Jean Walcher has more than 25 years of experience in the communications and marketing field. Her experience encompasses time on both the agency and client side with large and small public relations agencies in San Diego and New York City. She spent seven years working in Los Angeles in TV and film production/development.

Prior to launching J. Walcher Communications in 2001, Jean was vice president of marketing and public relations for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). ACE is a national nonprofit organization that functions as an association, builds credibility for the fitness industry, and educates the public about health and fitness topics.

Jean has worked at PR and full-service agencies in San Diego and New York, including three years at Ruder, Finn & Rotman, one of the country’s oldest PR firms. There, she oversaw the firm’s subcontracts with its “Field Network” – a group of independent PR agencies across the country. Later, she worked at a boutique agency specializing in sports and entertainment accounts before moving to L.A. to begin her film and TV work, which included production on national TV commercials and feature films.

Jean has won awards from PRSA for her work on behalf of ACE, the U.S. Parachute Association, Studio Diner and more. She has served as a presenter for a PRSA seminar on special events and is a member, and former board member, of PRSA’s Counselors Academy, a section for senior-level public relations counselors.

She is currently a board member of Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3), one of San Diego’s primary advocates for urban planning, environmental quality and social progress, and the San Diego County Bar Foundation, an organization that helps provide legal assistance to individuals in challenging circumstances.