UVU PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Jessica Ballard

Jessica Ballard

Professional in Residence - Hospitality Management/Event Planning

Office: WB-146P

Phone: 801-863-8381

Mailstop: 205

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BIOGRAPHY

Jessica Ballard is an Event Professional with over ten years of experience in the education, non-profit and performing arts industries. She is the Professional in Residence Faculty Member with the Woodbury School of Business teaching Event Planning and other related courses for the Hospitality Management Program.

Jessica previously worked as the Senior Director of Executive Events at Utah Valley University planning events for the institution such as galas, ceremonies, ribbon-cuttings, and other major celebrations. Prior to UVU, she has managed events for the American Red Cross of Utah, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and Westminster College.

Jessica has a Master of Professional Communication Degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City. She is also a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). She has been recognized with a UVU Presidential Awards of Excellence (2014) and a UVU Divisional Award of Excellence (2013).