Director, Strategic Communication
Jessica Rutan is an experienced communications professional with a keen eye for design and a knack for story telling. With more than five years of experience in higher education communications, she is armed with the real-world know-how to manage your projects from start to finish with results that impress.With a passion for helping companies tell their stories, Jessica will help you develop your brand and ensure you’re customers see you in the best light possible. As a public relations and event planning professional, Jessica brings marketing expertise that will enable her to create effective publicity plans for your company with tangible results to achieve increased awareness and event attendance.Jessica has expertise in a broad range of communication skills including innovative graphic design, promotional writing, public relations strategy, and large event coordination. She earned a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations) from the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.She is married to Dr. Scott Rutan, an internist and pediatrician, and they reside in Columbus with their young son.
Staff Sgt. Michael Carden has 13 years of experience with the U.S. military and Army public affairs, most recently deploying to Iraq as a print journalist with the 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.Michael was awarded multiple awards for both his journalistic skills as well as his logistical acumen, being the lead for transportation of personnel and equipment for his unit both in country and around the world.He was also tasked to work as an advisor to the Iraqi Director of Public Affairs for the Ministry of Transportation, where he provided guidance on messaging and media operations.Michael brings strong communication skills and a tenacious work ethic to every project.He is married to Jamie Carden, a Children’s Pastor, and they have three young girls.
WHO IS J4 MEDIA GROUP?
J4 Media Group LLC is a veteran-owned small business and all-source media company that specializes in managing and producing all media platforms for professionals, companies and government agencies. Our leadership is comprised of senior United States Army officers and non-commissioned Army officers who have taken their combined 70 years working for the military and civilian-run agencies and developed media programs to fit the needs of any organization. Our leadership excels in logistics and communication as they have successfully run and executed missions all across the globe. When hiring J4 Media Group, you’ll get the expertise of a well-organized team of professionals who will ensure you receive the results your company needs to reach the next level.
Founder and Principal
Chief Information Officer
Captain Ryan Mathews has 13 years of experience with the U.S. Military as a Signal Corps Officer. He has served on multiple deployments to Iraq with various units. His leadership and technical experience has resulted in successful combat operations and earning him the Meritorious Service Medal.Ryan has a diverse technical background ranging from basic operating systems to advanced programming practices. His experience comes from his military service and as a member of civilian corporations. He has a passion for blending technology and business goals to achieve exceptional results.Ryan has earned a Masters Degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University and also holds several professional Information Technology certifications.Ryan is married to Shallon Mathews, a military veteran and a professional working to support military families, and they have a son and daughter.
Major Marshall Jackson has 18 years of experience with the U.S. military and Army public affairs, most recently deploying to Iraq as the commander of the 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.A recipient of two Bronze Stars for his achievements and sound use of judgment during combat operations, he was relied on by senior military leadership to develop and implement strategic messaging to support overall combat operations while simultaneously maintaining operational security for the unit he commanded.Marshall possesses strong leadership skills and his superiors commended him for having the unique ability to develop approaches that blend both strategies with tactical plans to achieve mission goals.With a keen understanding of the ramifications of every decision, he has the ability to effectively plan and execute complex missions, adapt easily to working in different environments, and has the ability to overcome any obstacles. Marshall looks at every situation as an opportunity to learn and succeed and brings that level of motivation and determination to his company.He is married to Dr. Amy Jackson, an OBGYN, and they have three young boys.
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Marshall Jackson, Founder and CEO