We are delighted to announce the hiring of Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann, a seasoned agency and corporate PR professional with deep Washington DC ties to head up the firm’s new DC office. Jaya brings more than 20 years of PR experience to the role including serving as VP of Corporate Communications for Sodexo and Managing Director of the Corporate and Financial Practice for Burson-Marsteller.
Jaya’s hometown is DC, delivering an insider’s perspective to the market, which is complemented by her national and global experience. Through her agency, in-house, and consulting connections, she has built a deep network of candidates and client companies throughout the DC Metro area. Jaya underscores PR Talent’s dedication to giving clients a competitive advantage by having on-the-ground recruiters who know their markets intimately and quickly match top talent to client needs.
While building expertise in all aspects of communication throughout her career, Jaya also has extensive credentials and experience in the people-related side of the profession. She has an MS in management and organization behavior, and has recruited, interviewed, hired, trained and developed team members at all professional levels. As the head of PR Talent’s Washington, D.C. operation, she will leverage that expertise to help clients assess their talent needs and then match talent to task.
The Washington DC Metro area is one of the hottest markets in the country with talent demands spanning PR agencies, public affairs shops, associations, government entities and major corporations. As an insider, Jaya understands that the needs of these organizations are complex, because the communication landscape has never been more complex, especially in DC. It takes a PR pro and a comprehensive network to find talented individuals with alignment among skillset, culture, and other critical success factors. This is important to making matches that last.
Jaya has an MA in Public Relations from the University of Maryland, and an APR accreditation. She is active with the DC communication, marketing, and business community, including PRSA-NCC, PR Week, and the International Coaching Federation. She can be reached at JBohlmann@PRTalent.com or 202.787.3887.
PR Talent delivers national reach and local insights for clients by establishing PR savvy recruiters in major markets from coast to coast. The firm focuses on full-time and freelance PR talent across all areas of expertise and industries and now has offices in DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Seattle. PR Talent is headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif. and was founded by Delulio in 1998 after 17 years as a PR professional. More information can be found at www.prtalent.com .