Jess Harris leads communications activities for The Transition Accelerator. An accomplished communications professional, she has extensive experience developing and executing public relations campaigns for a variety of clients. She got her start working as a publicist in the entertainment industry, and has led publicity efforts for Fan Expo Canada, International Festival of Authors, Cineplex Events, Toronto International Film Festival premieres and more. Prior to joining The Transition Accelerator team, Jess was the media relations lead at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), where she managed media outreach during Toronto’s major 2019 flooding event, coordinated funding announcements with Infrastructure Canada and more. Jess has a degree in English and Professional Writing from York University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College.