Executive Team

 

Donna JeffersonDonna Jefferson, CEO, founded Jefferson Communications in 1990. With the birth of her second child, Donna realized that there was a lack of credible information for parents available in the Maryland area. In response to this need, she founded Chesapeake Family Magazine, a monthly magazine offering information and helpful resources for parents. The company has grown beyond the monthly magazine to include 5 annual guides, three active websites and multiple events. Donna lives in Annapolis with her husband, has two grown children and likes yoga, skiing and enjoying nature. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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 Heather Grant, Web Director. Heather maintains, designs and keeps our websites up-to-date with the most recent web products available. She is the main contact for technology when it comes to the company's online presence and those of their clients. She has a B.A. in English/Journalism and an M.A. from the University of Baltimore in Publication Design. She has over 20 years of experience in Art Direction for both print and web. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Heather lives on the Eastern Shore, has twins, a boy and a girl who are 14.

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Jenny Patrick C., Art Director, is the artistic genius behind the print magazines and annual guides. With a B.A. from Salisbury University and a M.A. from University of Baltimore, she is the principal design director at JECO and is responsible for all the creative design found in the publications. Jenny lives on the Eastern Shore with her family and likes painting, photography, great movies and watching the sunset on the eastern shore. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Crickett GibbonsCrickett Gibbons, Content Director, is in charge of making sure we have the most up to date content on our various websites and enewsletters. She is a seasoned editor and came to Jefferson Communications by way of Charlotte Parent Magazine. She lives in Annapolis with her husband and son Colin who just graduated from the University of North Carolina. You can email Crickett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Betsy Stein, Editor, is the driving force behind the editorial content for JECO's Chesapeake Family Magazine and website. She lives in Baltimore County with her family. You can reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.