Jessica Jones-Healey has resided in Coastal Virginia for the majority of her childhood and all of her adult life with a compassion for giving back to her community. Jessica currently, or has, served on the boards or advisory committees for numerous local organizations such as the Smithfield Little Theatre, Ladies of Leadership Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight Community Foundation, Isle Connect: Young Professionals Network, Isle of Wight Workforce Development: Working Group, Isle of Wight/Smithfield/Windsor Crime Line, Smithfield 20/20, and the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum.
Jessica started a small Fine and Performing Arts Academy out of college to further expand her community reach with her passion for the Arts. After successfully launching and scaling the company, Jessica was able to then transfer her focus to becoming a mortgage lender with a locally based organization, to further develop her capacity and role in the business community. After the birth of her son, Jessica recognized her yearning to further embrace community involvement and development, thus beginning her career with the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce which has led her to the ranking of President.
In her tenure as President of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Jessica has implemented her visions to rebrand and better align with the local business community. Such restructuring includes the forming of additional advisory committees supporting the local community in various aspects, creating stronger relationships with local government entities to better succeed in assisting their business partners, and last but not least, further strengthening relationships with the local school systems to promote business and legislative exposure to our youth. In a testament to the dedication to her community, in 2019, Jessica was recognized as a COVA Biz: Millennial on the Move. The recognition is given to established business leaders, who have accomplished specific achievements in the business world with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in their businesses, and a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.
Jessica is as committed as ever to Isle of Wight County, both as a proud resident and influential member of the business community. Jessica plans to continue her mission of improving the lives of the residents and business owners of Isle of Wight County, along with strengthening relationships with local government entities and expanding associations with surrounding Chamber of Commerce leaders.
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