The Power of Marketing

GVMH recently hired a new Director of Marketing and Physician Recruitment and I thought you may enjoy learning a little more about her.  Jessie Goodbrake is a Clinton native and she’s returned home to pursue her dream job at GVMH.  Here’s some information Jessie put together for me.  Please join me in welcoming her to the GVMH Team.

I feel so incredibly fortunate to have a career that allows me to utilize my education, passion for wellness, and work hard for a community that I have always considered “home”. In 2006, following my graduation from Clinton High School, I moved to Springfield, MO to continue my education at Missouri State University (Go Bears!). During my time at MSU, I was a cheerleader on the co-ed, nationally ranked cheer squad, member of the Public Relation Student Society of America, sorority member, and honor society student. I received my Bachelor of Science in Public Relations in the spring of 2010 and decided to try my hand at PR work on the west coast in sunny Los Angeles.

I worked in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry doing public relations work for celebrities, events, and national brands for just over a year and a half when I made the choice to return to Missouri. I was ready to be nearer to family and to bring some of my “big city” learning experiences back to my home state. In the spring of 2012 I moved to St. Louis and landed a job working in marketing at Epsilon, a large company based in Texas that specialized in direct mail marketing. I used this as a stepping stone to my final move back to Clinton and my current position of Director of Marketing and Physician Recruitment here at GVMH.

In my time outside of GVMH, I am an avid runner (marathon distance) and you can usually find me at the Community Center or running down the road. With a love of exercise comes a love of good food. I love to bake anything with Chocolate, spend time with my family, read cookbooks, and play with my elderly dog (fetch the ball once, and then take a nap). Life in Clinton couldn’t be better, and I’m so thankful to be able to bring something new to the table in my hometown community.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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