As the director of communications and community relations at Breakaway Academy since June 2021, Jessica has been instrumental in building brand awareness that drives student acquisition and retention. Her responsibilities include overseeing all digital content and campaigns, planning external communications, managing office administration, and directing the Breakaway Foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the student experience at Breakaway Academy.
Previously, Jessica made significant contributions as the senior manager of brand activation & events at US Foods’ corporate office, where she built and led a team responsible for activating brand messaging across print, digital, social platforms, and experiential marketing. Her exceptional event planning skills were put to use as she orchestrated in-person and virtual company events nationwide. Jessica’s ability to create compelling content and presentations for events and programs earned her recognition from key stakeholders, including the CEO, CMO, and other senior leaders.
Prior to her corporate management position, Jessica honed her marketing prowess as a marketing manager at US Foods in Minnesota, where she spearheaded multi-channel marketing plans for two operating divisions. She played a pivotal role in designing and executing integrated marketing campaigns, fostering brand awareness and loyalty among customers. Her dedication to excellence and adherence to the company’s core values made her a role model for her team and peers.
Adding to her wealth of experience, Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from St. Cloud State University and has continually invested in personal development through courses in effective negotiating and communication from Karrass and Dale Carnegie.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys her role as the venue coordinator at The Outpost Center, a position she has held since August 2022. She serves as the onsite event manager for weddings, ministry events, and other special occasions. Her keen eye for detail and passion for creating memorable experiences have left a lasting impact on those who have had the pleasure of attending events she has coordinated.
Jessica and her husband, Corey, make their home in Victoria. They have two children, Camden and Quinn. Jessica enjoys gardening, reading, and dining out – she’s a foodie at heart. She also likes to travel with her family and explore new cities together. Her dog, Maverick, is her constant companion.
Recognized for her exceptional leadership and dedication, Jessica was awarded the US Foods President’s Award in 2017, solidifying her reputation as a standout professional in her field. With a passion for excellence, a heart for service, and a love for family, Jessica Martin continues to make a difference both in her career and personal life.