Director, Marketing and Communications
Jessica Hernandez commenced with Defence SA as Events Coordinator in October 2011. Primarily responsible for the coordination and execution of Defence SA minor events, sponsorships and trade shows, Jessica was part of the broader Marketing and Events team. Jessica’s role expanded to include marketing activity for the agency, and now, in her role as Director Marketing and Communications she is responsible for the oversight and management of all marketing and communication activities for Defence SA and the South Australian Space Industry Centre.
After tertiary education, where she completed a Diploma of Event Management, Jessica began her career in events with a South Australian professional conference organiser, All Occasions Group, in 2006. Her role as Senior Event Coordinator saw her coordinating all aspects of conferences and events around Australia for a wide variety of associations and private companies for up to 2,500 delegates at a time.
Prior to joining Defence SA, Jessica worked for Advantage SA (formerly SA Great) as Program Manager. In her role at Advantage SA, she managed the successful Speakers In Schools program, exposing South Australian students to the vast range of career opportunities available within the state and the South Australian of the Year and Regional Awards Programs recognising the excellence and innovation of individuals and businesses.