Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell is an international communications expert with more than 15 years experience providing strategic and tactical communications and public relations support to United Nations agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations striving to "do good." She currently serves as Head of Media Relations and official Spokesperson for the International Telecommunication Union, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology.
Prior, Ms. Ferguson-Mitchell served with the UN Environment Programme as global Communications lead for the UN-REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Programme. She also served for two years as Communications Director with the World Wide Fund for Nature, and for more than eight years with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), leading HQ-based communications staff and overseeing all IFAW conservation communications activities worldwide.
Earlier, Ms. Ferguson-Mitchell was based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she worked as an international journalist in the East Africa bureau of Visnews. She also established her own communications company in Nairobi, Chanler Marketing & Publishing, and was hired by United Nations International Drug Control Programme to lead their public information activities for Eastern and Southern Africa. Ms. Ferguson-Mitchell holds an MA in Communications from Marist College in New York; a BA from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts; and has also studied at Paris IV University (La Sorbonne). She is a dual US/France national and speaks English and French.