Jessica Kendust is a senior director at PLUS Communications where she manages client needs including strategic communication, project management and video production from script development to shoot planning and execution. Before joining the public affairs team, Jessica spent time in the advertising department of PLUS’ sister company, FP1 Strategies, where she was involved in the shoot-planning process for political and public affairs campaigns across the country. During the 2018 cycle she traveled to 16 states, coordinating film shoots for high-profile House, Senate and gubernatorial races.
Prior to joining PLUS, Jessica was active in Florida politics. She helped elect Lenny Curry as Jacksonville Mayor as his campaign’s political director and then went on to work in his administration, serving as his director of boards and commissions.
A native of Pensacola, Florida, and a proud graduate of The Florida State University, Jessica currently resides in Virginia.
What you may not know about Jessica
In the early 2000s, Jessica was a proud Pokémon battling champion.
Jessica has suffered a busted lip from a neighborhood bicycle race fall and a broken arm from a dirt bike racing crash – she has since stuck with competing in the spin studio and on the stationary bike in her living room.
A weightlifting enthusiast, Jessica can deadlift more than 300 pounds.