Staff Bio

Jon Pushkin, APR, Senior Public Relations Consultant

 

Talk about well rounded. I started out to be a high school history teacher, then became a folk music concert promoter and spent a long time on the road as a professional musician and recording artist. Before starting my own PR consulting business in 1997, I was responsible for corporate sponsorships and promotions for the Denver Zephyrs Baseball Club, group sales for the Arvada Center, special events for the Jewish Community Center and public relations for Jewish Family Service. My areas of expertise include media relations, strategic planning, special events, corporate partnerships, community relations, writing and marketing communications.

IN THE BEGINNING. . .

Professional accomplishments:

Winner of a Gold Pick Award for Small Practice of the Year from the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for a National Stroke Association campaign that included a PSA with George Bush (senior), satellite media tour, video news release and a cover story in USA Today.

All-time Minor League Baseball Opening Day attendance record.

Produced first Denver Jewish Community Festival and first Denver Folk Festival.

Studies

B.A. in History – Rutgers University

New Jersey and Colorado Teaching Certificates

Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America

Hats Worn at Christopherson & Co.

Jon is an independent contractor whose office is in our suite.
PR strategist and counselor. Marketing/PR integrator. Publicity pitcher (“starter”). Promotional synergist.

Pro Bono

Board of Directors of the Colorado Chapter of PRSA, Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations (CANPO), volunteer mentor to a Russian teenager who now wants to be a professional wrestler, much to my chagrin.

Early Influences

Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Zorro, Superman

Musical Influences

Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Django Rheinhart, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bob Wills, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon

Literary Influences

Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen

Political Influences

John F. Kennedy, Abbie Hoffman, Bill Bradley

Favorite Sports Teams

New York Mets, New York Knicks

Favorite Pastimes

Sports, Music

Lessons in Life

“Take it easy but take it” – Woody Guthrie

“As long as you have your health” – Mom

“Watch out for pickpockets” – Dad

“Eat!” – Bubbe

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