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Jamie Sherman Blinder serves as the primary contact for arts and cultural units at Michigan News. Prior to joining U-M, she led communications efforts for the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago’s Millennium Park, and strategic communications campaigns and arts & culture initiatives for BMW, Walmart, AEG Worldwide, Netflix, and HBO in NYC.




Jessica Jenks covers communications for the Arts Initiative and Michigan News. Prior to joining U-M, she led internal communications efforts for Ford Motor Company and strategic communications campaigns for USAID’s global health efforts in Washington, DC. She holds an MBA in Economic Development from Eastern University.