As president of public relations firm Jaggers Communications in Charlottesville, Va., Marijean Oldham is a social media specialist providing education and counsel to clients in several industries in the U.S. and Europe. She also provides counsel to clients throughout Central Virginia including the executive management team of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, managing the organization’s media efforts.
Marijean serves as the social media correspondent for The Newsplex, a group of television stations that are Central Virginia affiliates of ABC, CBS and Fox networks, providing insight and commentary on news stories related to digital communications. Marijean has been blogging as STLWorkingMom since early 2005. In 2004, Marijean was one of the first bloggers for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, contributing the Shop Talk blog to the newspaper’s online presence for a number of years.
Marijean has spoken to numerous regional groups about using social media and social networks for business, career development and personal branding. She has provided workshops and presentations for the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, Quadriplicity, C’ville SheBlogs, Social Media Club Charlottesville, ActionCoach, Waynesboro Connect to Success business networking group, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and the Business Women’s Round Table.
With a strong commitment to community, Marijean serves as a board member of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) Foundation and the Legal Aid Justice Center. She has also devoted time and effort as a board member of the American Diabetes Association and Delmar Magazine, an independent literary journal. She is a graduate of Lindenwood University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English.
In her spare time, Marijean bakes pies competitively.