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Jessica Childress

Senior Events Associate

Jessica Childress is the Senior Events Associate at 1871. In this role, she manages member and external client bookings, runs educational programs, and coordinates 1871’s weekly TGIF networking events. Prior to joining 1871, Jessica was an Event and Venue Manager at Greenhouse Loft, a wedding venue in Logan Square. She was also a freelance event manager for event production firms across the city.

Before moving to Chicago, Jessica served as a Technical Support Specialist at Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting, where she was a mentor and training resource for clients and colleagues learning to use the company’s tax preparation and project management software.

An artist at heart, Jessica studied Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music at Columbia College Chicago, where she also completed coursework in Entrepreneurship, Vocal Performance, and Creative Writing. She is a proud bookworm and live music junkie. While she will always have her hometown of Detroit in her heart, she loves exploring Chicago and still being a tourist in the city she now calls home.