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Jewell Davis

Director of Marketing

Jewell Davis’s career path started on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As a Golden Eagle, Jewell had the opportunity to intern at WDAM-TV station, and serve as a disc jockey at the campus radio station WDAM 88.5. Shortly after graduation in 2006, she began working at WLOX-TV News 13 in Biloxi, Mississippi as a production assistant and master control operator where she learned and practiced various, technical tasks such as camera operation, set preparation, and controlling the master board.

While working her way up the journalism ladder, Jewell yearned for a different career path. After much prayer and thought, she decided to head for the Capital City – Jackson, Mississippi. She secured a job as Public Information Officer for the City’s Solid Waste Division. She rapidly moved up the career ladder by managing the public information for the entire Department of Public Works where she had the opportunity to engage with an array of individuals.

Through hard work and dedication, Jewell worked her way to the Mayor’s Office, where she managed the public information of several departments as a Public Information Officer and Senior Public Information Officer. She has had the opportunity to promote events such as the annual Back to School Celebration & Supply Giveaway with partners 99 Jams & Kixie 107, the annual Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair & Business Engagement Summit with United Way and several other city-related events.

Most recently, Jewell had the privilege to serve as the Interim Director of Communications, serving over 170,000 constituents in Jackson. She hopes to continue building strong relationships with the community, organizations and especially businesses near and far as Director of Marketing.

Jewell received her Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree, majoring in Mass Communications and Journalism, from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg in 2006. Today, she is in the process of completing her Masters degree at Jackson State University.

Department Description


The Marketing Division is responsible for cultivating and relaying the overall message of the City of Jackson to its citizens and outside entities. The division uses private and public sector best practices to lead, direct and coordinate Jackson’s brand and image, both within and beyond the city’s borders. The division provides strategic communications and marketing consulting and coordinates and disseminates information to inform the public of city news. The division is also responsible for developing and executing all marketing projects and plans as well as direction and maintenance of the city website and various special sites.