Director of Communications
Tech Parks Arizona
Jessa B. Turner develops and executes communication strategies that promote and publicize Tech Parks Arizona and its units: UA Tech Park, UA Tech Park at The Bridges, and the UA Center for Innovation since 2003. She is responsible for the development of marketing materials, messaging, and branding. She serves as the media liaison as well as the University of Arizona marketing liaison, for Tech Parks Arizona.
She has helped to advance Tech Parks Arizona for 18 years primarily through the promotion of university-based economic development activities. She is a graduate of the Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) class of 2013 and is currently serving a three-year term on the GTL board. She is also an active member of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) communications special interest group.
Turner has been an active member of PRSA’s vibrant network of local practitioners for over 15 years and has served on the board in a variety of roles, including Current President, Past President, Ethics Chair, Impact Awards Chair and Secretary. She is an award-winning PR practitioner, including winning the organization’s coveted Best in Show Award multiple years. She has also been a beneficiary of the organization’s mentorship program, which pairs seasoned PR professionals with younger practitioners.