Prior to joining Coleman Lew in early 2016, Jeannine had a varied and interesting career based in New York (where she was a merchandising development manager for Maybelline, among other jobs) and New Jersey (where she managed $25 million in consumer promotion activities for Johnson & Johnson oral health brands). She’s a marketing and promotion pro, having worked on accounts as well-known and diverse as James River Paper and Clairol Haircare. At Thomson-Leeds in New York, Jeannine was in charge of display and promotional programs for major national accounts like Hunter Douglas Window Fashions and L’Oreal Cosmetics.
The New Jersey native can keep a number of balls in the air. She’s used to it. At J&J, she managed budgets and timelines for more than 30 different promotional programs a year, which required coordination with internal brand management, agencies and outside vendors. She’s also worked as a local coordinator for an international au pair agency and as part of the game-day staff at Bank of America stadium, where the NFL Carolina Panthers play.
Jeannine earned her degree in public communication, concentrating in marketing, from one of the Ivy Leagues — Cornell University. She and her husband have three daughters and, she says, the gray hair to prove it, and three rescue dogs. She volunteers at The Ronald McDonald House and as a middle school cheerleading coach.
But wait; there’s more!
Jeannine is a huge football fan. “I enjoy college and high school football, but my real love is the NFL,” she says. She indulges that love (some would say, obsession) by working a game-day job at Bank of America Stadium just so she can be part of the excitement. “When not working a game, I can be found screaming at my television at whatever game happens to be on,” she says. Everyone in the office knows not to talk to her about the game on Monday morning if the Panthers lose on Sunday.