Jonathan Machemehl          @jmachemehl


  • Experienced event planner with skills in planning and executing small to large events
  • Define, create, develop, and respond to blogs, Press Releases, Media Alerts, Press Kits, PR Plans, Digital Plans
  • Proficient in design and production with the use of industry-standard programs, including Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, & Dreamweaver), and Final Cut Pro, Cision.
  • Experienced in developing and editing websites in HTML and in CMS systems like WordPress
  • Knowledgeable on creating and maintaining Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts

June 2013 – Present     Project Manager – Pearland Texas State Optical                      Pearland, Texas

  • Manage ordering and maintenance of technology and office supplies
  • Develop protocols to increase efficiency in office, working closely with doctors and manager
  • Manage social media and online presence including creating marketing plan

Spring 2010 – Present   Associate Board Member —La Porte Education Foundation         La Porte, Texas

  • Working to plan and develop a new website to launch in 2014
  • Manage Facebook and Twitter; develop promotion videos and maps interpreting donor data
  • Developing and implementing a rebranding campaign and working to develop a PR plan for the 20 year anniversary

Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 Team Member/Lead – Commercial Hunter                            Dallas, Texas

  • Assigned a task by a special division of the United States Marine Corps. Our team was given the objective to identify vulnerabilities with use of social media.  The task required us to think outside the box to identify the various areas on all types of social media platforms.

Summer/Winter 2012  Assistant Account Executive – QuickSilver Interactive Group    Irving, Texas

  • Maintained and developed Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook accounts for a variety of clients
  • Wrote press releases, articles, blogs, and website content
  • Researched new tactics and strategies to pitch to clients
  • Developed pitch and all relevant materials to universities for professors to teach online classes

Fall 2011 – Fall 2012    Firm Director/Founder – Boulevard Public Relations               Dallas, Texas

  • Develop organizational structure and internal and external documents
  • Recruit clients and manage employees for the firm
    • Helped client Cougars vs. Kittens, LLC to build an audience in DFW, led a team of employees to create the campaign, received grant money to build a new website

Summer 2011 – 2012   Development & Marketing Intern – Camp Fire USA                  Dallas, Texas

  • §  Developed new website for organization & launched social media outlets
  • Created database of potential donors and presentations about social media 


Publicity Director – Cougars vs. Kittens, LLC – Work with founder to develop communication plan for yearly charity events

Program Council – cornerstone programming organization on the SMU campus, planning over 30 events a year

  • 2012 – 2013 President – Guide cornerstone organization and serve as representative on a variety of SMU committees
  • 2011 – 2012 Vice President of Programming – Mentored four chairs program major events across the SMU campus
  • 2010 – 2011 Sing Song Chair – Programmed all aspects of the corner stone event making unique improvements

SMU Public Relations Student Society of America – (

  • 2012 – 2013 Vice President of Programming – Developed a system for programming all chapter events yearly
  • 2011 – 2012 Vice President of Professional Development – Programmed events with communication professionals and maintained relationship between chapter and PRSA Dallas
  • 2010 – 2011 Vice President of Programming – programmed monthly speakers and semester tours for chapter

U11  – school spirit and leadership organization for First Year students

  • 2011 – 2013 Director – Mentored advisors and secured funding for the school leadership & spirit organizations
  • 2010 – 2011 Advisor – Mentored members of group and helped members develop leadership skills

2003 – Present      Completed more than 1000 hours of community service in Houston & Dallas


                     Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas            May 2013         

                     Dedman College of Humanities and Science                            Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Journalism

Engaged Learning Scholar & Grant Recipient