SOE Award Recipient
2019 • Media & Communications •
"Trust in yourself despite any fears. Do your homework. Ask questions, engage, listen and learn. Keep your eyes open and be prepared to swerve when necessary."
Jamie began her professional career working with WQED-TV and WHYN-TV in Pittsburgh while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications at Carnegie Mellon University. Following a year with the Experiment in International Living Independent Study program in London, England, she was one of two recipients awarded the Harris Foundation Professional Internship with PBS affiliate WTTW-TV in Chicago. From Chicago she relocated to New York City working as a freelancer with various production companies. Several years later Jamie moved to Los Angeles and eventually joined the startup team of what was then called Lifetime Cable Network “Television for Women” where she bridged the programming and advertising sales departments in developing sponsor-supported, short-form programming. Seduced by the cooperative nature of the wine community and challenged with building brand visibility for small, artisanal wineries, Jamie launched Hollywood & Wine in 2004, inspired by a wine-themed documentary produced by Square One, a company also founded by Jamie. Hollywood & Wine is an integrated marketing communications, brand development, and sales management agency geared to limited production California wineries, as well as to others in fields of hospitality.