ABOUT BROUSSARD COMMUNICATIONS:
Broussard Communications is a boutique PR firm representing hospitality clients - restaurants, vineyards, hotels and artisan producers in the NorthWest. Founded in July 2004, and intrigued by the "story behind the story," we work closely with clients to recognize their individual needs while communicating their story as well as their brand to target audiences.
ABOUT MELISSA BROUSSARD:
Before forming Broussard Communications, Melissa spent more than 14 years in strategic marketing communications with Apple Computer. As a communications professional, Melissa develops marketing and media relations programs for clients in the food, wine and hospitality industries, as well as offers business counsel on advertising placements, menu development, web site design, and special events. Melissa also works proactively on media relations for her clients and has placed stories in national media outlets from Food & Wine Magazine, Wall St. Journal, Bon Appétit, Splendid Table Radio show, Martha Stewart TV show, Bravo's Top Chef to Food Network Iron Chef America as well as local and regional outlets including Portland Monthly Magazine, The Oregonian, KINK Radio, Portland Business Journal and Sunset Magazine.
As the brand manager for the Powerbook Group at Apple, Melissa was responsible for international marketing for Powerbook -- a $2 billion business. She also led the global Product Introduction Group prior to Powerbook Group. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Melissa earned a BSIE degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara. Melissa has been active in the Portland community serving on the board of the Oregon Ballet Theatre for six years, as well as assisting White Bird Dance Company and the Trey McIntyre Project with special events and communications strategies. She lives with her family in Portland.
ABOUT jordan culberson:
Jordan Culberson brings over six years of diverse communications experience, with an emphasis on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and hospitality. Jordan comes to Broussard Communications after managing PR for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ seven restaurants in Washington, D.C. Prior to her experience with Kimpton, Jordan worked with ThreeLockhartsPR, a Washington, D.C. based PR firm, where she provided PR support and management for brands and restaurateurs including Shake Shack, Capella Hotels and Resorts and STARR Restaurants. She specializes in media relations, PR planning, chef launches, restaurant opening strategy, events, partnerships, social media and crisis communications.
Jordan obtained her BA in Journalism from the University of Alabama (roll tide!), serving as a staff reporter for Alabama Public Radio during her time in the south. A native of Washington, D.C. by way of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the shores of Lake Superior, Jordan is an avid traveler, runner, wine enthusiast and supporter of the arts. Jordan lives in Portland with her husband and adopted dog Georgia.
ABOUT JORDAN JOHNSON:
Raised in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, Yamhill County, Jordan grew up in a culture of good food and great wine. She learned food sustainability firsthand as her family kept chickens, pigs, and a garden on a 3.5 acre homestead. Nature and the outdoors have always been a passion for Jordan as she grew and prepared her own food, camped, and rode ATVs throughout the Oregon Coast Range with her family. Prior to starting with Broussard Communications, she hiked 400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
In June 2015, Jordan graduated with a BS in Business Administration and Minor in Fine Art from the University of Oregon. Though fresh from school, she has three years of communications experience working with the UO Student Ambassador Program and the Lundquist College of Business Communications Office. She gained additional business insight and network connections from her time as the PR Officer and President of the UO Entrepreneurship Club.