Jocelyn A. McCabe, APR
With more than 20 years of communications and public relations experience, Jocelyn McCabe brings a diverse mix of both public and private sector expertise to any project. Her career crosses a variety of industries, ranging from private sector companies and associations to state government and K-12 education. Most recently, she served as vice president of communications for the Association of Washington Business, Washington state’s chamber of commerce, representing more than 8,100 private employers.
Prior to that, she served as communications director for both the Association of Washington School Principals and Dr. Terry Bergeson, former state superintendent of public instruction. She has additional private P.R. agency experience, having worked in the tech practice of APCO Worldwide (Seattle), and public sector experience as an information officer in the Washington State House of Representatives.
Her ability to quickly assess situations, organize campaigns and, most importantly, write and communicate effectively are among her P.R. hallmarks.
Jocelyn holds a master’s in journalism with an emphasis on crisis communications from Michigan State University and undergraduate BA degrees in English/Creative Writing and Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington. She is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) – the industry’s “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for PR practitioners — and serves as a coach and mentor to other Puget Sound P.R. professionals seeking to earn their accreditation.
Jocelyn and her husband, Chris, have one school-aged son. They live in Olympia where she serves on the board the Olympia School District Education Foundation and as a volunteer with the Olympia Lacrosse Club. She has previously served on the board of Olympia’s Hands On Children’s Museum.
A self-appointed grammar cop, she has, on more than one occasion, threatened to edit a restaurant menu with a Sharpie. She cheers for the Huskies, Spartans, Seahawks and Mariners, just not all at once — or in that order. Fact: She and Wonder Woman have never been seen in the same room together.