Brownlee’s decision to pursue a career in agency life stems from her long-held belief that stories are what define us and connect us. She just didn’t realize that until she came to Jackson Spalding. Since joining our Dallas office in the summer of 2017, her focus has mainly been on helping Interstate Batteries and Mattress Firm tell their stories to their key audiences.
Dallas has always been home to Brownlee – in fact, she’s never lived outside of the 75205 ZIP code – even now. In high school, she joined the school newspaper editorial staff and was hooked immediately by writing a piece on the 9-11 attacks and how those events affected her hometown. She next ventured down the road to Southern Methodist University (SMU), where she double majored in Corporate Communications, and Public Relations. Upon graduation, Brownlee interned at Weber Shandwick for a year before landing at Jackson Spalding’s Dallas office, first as an intern and then as a full-timer.
While she has always loved writing, she loves editing and proof-reading even more, which makes her a rare breed. If she can help improve something even a little bit, she says, then it’s worth the effort. At Jackson Spalding she also has a new-found love for ideating, brainstorming and exploring all the ways communications can connect with audiences in different ways.
In her down time, Brownlee (a family surname, by the way), is an avid photographer and is also known for her DJ skills (sticking to throwbacks from the 90s and early 2000s). She says that music and photos capture memories, which always evoke stories. Even on Instagram and Spotify, she can’t escape her heart for making connections.