Jen Schmits Thomas, APR

Jen started JTPR as Jen Thomas PR in October 2006 after serving as a principal with the state's second-largest PR firm, Hetrick Communications, for 11 years. Previously, she worked for a not-for-profit organization that promoted the city to local, regional and national media.

While she has provided a variety of communications services, her strengths include planning and strategy, community relations, writing and media relations. Jen is accredited in Public Relations (APR) and a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series (Class XIX). Her media relations workshops featuring entertaining and instructive stories from her years of experience regularly receive rave reviews.

Contact Jen at or at 317.441.2487

John Thomas

John, an award-winning journalist and communicator, joined JTPR in January 2008. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Hetrick Communications as a writer, strategist and advisor. Previously, he served as director of internal communications for Emmis Communications and, before that, as a writer and editor with Indianapolis Monthly and the Indianapolis Business Journal.

With a knack for boiling complex matters down to manageable messages, John has written everything from speeches, annual reports and white papers to ads, op-eds and Web copy for clients ranging from corporate CEOs to small not-for-profit organizations. For four years, John authored Hetrick Communications' "Weekly Wisdom," a client e-communication offering business, leadership and communications tips and information.

Contact John at or at 317.441.3358