Jon Ekstrom has been a public relations professional and communications consultant for more than 15 years. He has worked with a broad range of corporate, government, non-profit, and small business clients on comprehensive public relations initiatives. He also hosts his own podcast and produces podcasts in a variety of roles for a multitude of organizations.
In the seven-plus years of Deft Communications, Jon has served as lead consultant, embedded within larger agencies, fulfilled specialist roles where needed, and done all manner of public relations ranging from strategic counsel to media relations to on-the-record spokesperson. Jon is also an experienced audio storyteller having produced hundreds of hours of podcasts for both his own show and for clients. Prior to Deft Communications, Jon was the public relations representative for Noble Energy, which has since been acquired by Chevron.
Prior to Noble Energy, Jon worked for MGA Communications, providing a full array of services to a broad base of clients. His work at MGA included strategic planning, media relations, advertising concept development and copywriting, branding, presentation and media training, and event planning and execution. Jon was part of the team that earned the distinction as one of the Top 5 PR Campaigns of the Decade by The Holmes Report, for work on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal clean-up and wildlife preserve campaign.
Jon earned his B.A. and M.A. in Speech Communication from Colorado State University, where he also taught public speaking for two years. He is a Colorado native, and hosts the Jon of All Trades Podcast.
Organizations worked with:
- Vital for Colorado
- Utah Petroleum Association
- Common Sense Institute
- Colorado Business Roundtable
- Rocky Mountain Mechanical Contractors Association
- Partnership for Accountability and Transparency in Healthcare (PATH)
- City of Denver Human Services
- Denver Regional Council of Governments
- Air Methods
Jon is married and lives in Denver. You can he and his wife Kristin exploring Colorado’s craft beer scene, exercising their brains at pub trivia, taking in a game or a concert, or spending time at home with their two young daughters, their geriatric cat, and their grinning doofus of a dog.