Jessica Roe is the Chief Communications Officer at the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) for the State of Colorado. With experience in the private, public and news media sectors, she brings a keen understanding of how to successfully implement internal and external communication plans. Jessica serves as the key point-of-contact for all press related inquiries with OIT and oversees the communication plans for programs when multiple agencies are involved.
Prior to joining OIT, Jessica served as the Director of Communications and PIO for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). During her time at DORA, Jessica had the honor of assisting in the statewide information gathering "Pits and Peeves" process which led to the publication of the "Cutting Red Tape in Colorado State Government" report in January 2012. She also designed, project-managed and produced successful Public Service Announcements focusing on consumer protection, including the "We Are DORA", "Healthcare Physicians Profiling Program" and "DORA's Got Your Back" campaigns.
Before joining the State of Colorado, Jessica worked as the Director of Communications and Marketing for a law firm and the Executive Director of an international non-profit organization. The majority of her career, however, has been in journalism where she held roles ranging from Executive Producer to Reporter to Multi-Media Manager overseeing the partnership between 9News and The Denver Post. Jessica is the recipient of four first place Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is also the recipient of the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Forty Under 40 awards. Jessica is the President-Elect of The Lowry Foundation, a non-profit focused on preserving the history and heritage of the former Lowry Air Force Base which now serves as home to approximately 9,000 residents. Jessica is also actively involved with The Denver Hospice, where she coordinated the “Unveiling of the Care Center Plans” event in 2009, and where she serves on the Board’s Development Committee and The Mask Project for 2014.