Jessica DardenSenior Account Supervisor
Jessica Darden joined MP&F in 2004 as a staff associate and is now an account supervisor for the firm. Over the past 10 years, she has worked for a number of different clients in various industries, including health care, retail, government and the nonprofit sector.
Jessica’s specialties include research, event planning, community relations, grassroots campaigns and materials development. Her current clients include the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and the Amp Yes Coalition – a group of citizens in Nashville who support the creation of a transit strategy for the Nashville region that will prepare the city for its escalating growth in development, population and traffic. Jessica was also a member of the MP&F English Only team – a campaign that helped defeat an amendment that would make English the only allowable language for use by Metro government. This campaign received a Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America, the top national honor given by the organization.
Jessica is a Nashville native and has been involved with several local organizations over the years, such as The Junior League of Nashville, The Tomorrow Fund and The Oasis Center. She has also served on the board of local nonprofits All About Women and Generation Tennessee.
Jessica is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Dan SchlacterSenior Account Supervisor
Dan Schlacter joined MP&F Public Relations in 2005. He enjoys the challenge of translating complex, industry-specific information into messages that connect with appropriate audiences in meaningful ways. Dan has led strategic communications projects for local, regional and national organizations in the health care and health care IT, government, public safety, education, workforce development, logistics and transportation, commercial real estate, and environmental conservation sectors.
Dan is comfortable working within corporate structures ranging from federal departments to local nonprofits. His experience draws on all aspects of MP&F’s communications services, including corporate communications, branding and messaging development, grassroots and grass-tops outreach, advocacy and awareness efforts, materials development, and digital media management. He can help you achieve your communications goals in print, online, during events or at the local grocery store’s deli counter.
Dan’s internal responsibilities at MP&F include a leadership position on the agency’s Marketing and Business Development committee and participation in the agency mentoring program. He has been recognized seven times in 11 years by his peers as the agency’s most innovative thinker and more regularly as a champion of breakfast foods (especially bagels). Dan is an active member of the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care program and is the philanthropy chairman/immediate past president of the Nashville Region Chapter of the University of Tennessee–Knoxville Alumni Association. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he holds a B.A. degree in marketing.