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Ava-Marie Wright

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LECTURER IN: Public Relations; Marketing Relations (Online)

ACADEMIC AREAS: Marketing, Public Relations

TEACHING STATEMENT: The ability to transcend theoretical concepts and academic jargon is the journey that I anticipate taking my students, where in the end they are able to apply the practicum in their daily activities. With that in mind there are some key objectives I strive to achieve for student’s learning experience: 1) to facilitate critical thinking and problem solving, 2) to provide fundamental knowledge and tools applicable to students, 3) to provide experiential learning and collaborative inquiry through engaging interaction.
As the landscape of marketing and communication is dynamic and constantly evolving I invite students to not drown themselves in the collection of facts, but rather, research with an inquisitive mind.

BIO:

Ava-Marie Wright is an innovative, experienced executive with expertise in Project Management, Business Development, Marketing and Sales. She has over seven years’ experience in Strategy Marketing, Project Management, Public Relations, Communications and e-Commerce within large multinationals, namely, Red Stripe as Business Development Finance Manager, Transactions E-Pins (Facey Telecoms) as a Business Development/Project Manager, Citibank as Manager of foreign exchange, Carreras Limited (British American Tobacco) as Marketing Research and Brand Executive and JAMPRO.
She has also established her own strategic marketing consultancy which supplies marketing intelligence services to both government and private sector companies.
In addition to her private sector experience, Ava-Marie brings her project management skills to non-profit organisations, namely, the Rotary Club of New Kingston and the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

ACADEMIC DEGREES:

- MBA. International Business
- BSc. International Relations & Political Science
- Certificate, Project Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

- Marketing and Marketing Research
- Finance & Treasury
- Business Development & Project Management
- Carerras Limited, Citibank, Facey Telecoms, Red Stripe

COURSES TAUGHT:

- Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC); September 2015 – Dec 2015