MEET THE TEAM
Natalie Judd is an entrepreneurial communications executive with nearly three decades of experience focused on providing results-driven strategies. She enjoys a national reputation for her work with associations and is known for unique insights, out-of-the-box strategy development and her passion for client success.
Natalie has been the primary architect on numerous general market and Latino campaigns for companies such as Clorox Corporation (multibrands), Johnson & Johnson, National SAFE KIDS Campaign, Black & Decker, Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, Wisconsin Energy, BITS, The American Red Cross, Vme Media, Galileo Global Advisors, American Epilepsy Society, The Institute of Management Accountants, Commission on Dietetic Registration, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Pitney Bowes Financial Services and Unilever (multibrands) among many other clients.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and is certified in Investor Relations from the University of Connecticut. She has also received extensive education in capital campaign management and fundraising with the University of Indiana, School of Philanthropy.
Melanie Preve has a diverse professional background working with clients in healthcare, life sciences, non-profits, financial services and education.
As a millennial, Melanie is highly engaged in social media and has worked extensively in this area for several agencies. Prior to joining Big Voice, Melanie worked at the Bravo Group in the greater Philadelphia area where her primary responsibilities were creating Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn posts for PhRMA and Vertex, Inc. Melanie also coordinated the social media channels for Villanova University’s Recreation Department where she successfully increased their student following and engagement through two targeted campaigns.
Prior to her work in public relations, Melanie gathered experience in both the broadcast and print journalism fields. She worked in the newsroom of an ABC-affiliate serving the Boston market and had several articles published in Main Line Today, a regional monthly magazine publication. Melanie graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication.
Jordyn Miller is a passionate and dedicated individual with a versatile background in public relations. Having worked in both nonprofit and consumer public relations, she has worked with clients in community outreach, education, government and lifestyle.
On the cusp of millennial and Generation Z, Jordyn is a social media enthusiast, utilizing her skills and knowledge for client campaigns and outreach. Prior to joining Big Voice, Jordyn worked at Zimmerman/Edelson Inc. and Schipani PR, both agencies serving the greater New York area. Her responsibilities included creating unique and individual social media campaigns for clients using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, extensive writing, and cultivating relationships with media and government officials in her day to day work.
Jordyn also has a background in music and event planning, as the advertising chair for Hofstra Concerts, an organization that planned, booked and conducted music festivals and events around Hofstra University. Jordyn graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations.
Jennifer Walus is a marketing expert with more than twenty years of experience, and has a strong record of developing national and regional public relations campaigns for both the general and Hispanic markets across a wide range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food, travel and tourism, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, and healthcare. In addition, she possesses extensive experience in retail marketing, business-to-business, and food and beverage communications.
Before joining Big Voice Communications, Jennifer helped lead Edelman’s midwest team, having launched its multicultural practice in Chicago and having served most recently as Vice President. During that time, she grew the group to include Walmart, Burger King, Cingular, SCJohnson, Shell, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), Butterball Turkey, the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), Kimberly-Clark and many of the Unilever Home and Personal Care brands – most notably Dove and its Campaign for Real Beauty.
Jennifer grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in romance languages and a minor in biology. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and is proficient in French.
John Begert specializes in strategy, content and storytelling for media, education and non-profit clients and has held senior marketing posts at some of the world’s best-known brands.
As CMO for V-me - public TV’s first-ever national Hispanic network - he developed the brand positioning and visual identity, and led all marketing, digital communications, and partnership initiatives. Earlier, as Head of Programming and Marketing for Discovery Networks Europe, he oversaw six channels in two dozen countries, and launched Discovery Channel France. Prior to Discovery, John took Disney Channel into Latin America as Head of Marketing and Programming and led an award-winning re-brand of all international Disney channels.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA in marketing from the Columbia Graduate School of Business.