Welcome to the Chronicles of Dallas Barrios Podcast! - Join us for a conversion with Jessica Washington!
COO/Director of Finance, The Dallas Weekly
Jess began her career at AkzoNobel Inc. in 2007 as the accounting assistant to the Controller where she was responsible for overseeing site financials and capital expenditure projects. Within 2 years, she received an internal promotion as a Customer Service Manager for the company’s U.S. southwest region. In 2011, Jess packed her bags and took her talents to the boutique book publisher and distributor, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC in Austin. But Dallas is where Jess’ heart is, and so, at the end of 2012, she made her way back to the city by leveraging her accounting and customer service experience into positions at Technifax Office Solutions (now DEX Imaging) and the Dallas-based architectural design firm, Faulkner Design Group. She made use of her strong finance background creating and implementing solutions for assets recovery and assisting with contract management.Then in 2017, life changed, first with her marriage to the then President of the Dallas Weekly, then with the birth of their first child later that year. Wanting to spend more time with her son, Jess decided to join her husband’s family business, which, like every other position, she improved with her administrative skills, assisting the CEO and restructuring the company to maximize their abilities in the digital era.
Jess is responsible for the financial functions of the Dallas Weekly while assisting the Publisher with growing and managing DW’s client relationships, vendors and projects. With extensive experience in finance, customer service, business operations and internal controls, Jess also serves as an invaluable asset providing feedback on creating experiences that better attract future clients. In every role she plays within the Dallas Weekly, it is her mission to advance the level of service provided by DW and leave a legacy for her children.
Jess attended Southern Arkansas University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Metamorphosis Theatre group and the J & P Foundation.
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