Jessica Lindsey, Director of Partner Relations
Jessica Lindsey (formerly Sizemore) began her work as Partner Relations Coordinator in 2009. She supports the work of Partners in Performance by serving as project manager for major initiatives such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra cultural change work, Vision 2020: Creating a New Place for Dance in the Public Imagination, a 10-year visioning plan for the Dance Heritage Coalition, and the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Turn-around initiative.
Jessica coordinates the learning communities for Partners in Performance projects including the Rising Leaders program, Community Arts Education Leadership Institute, and Emerging Leaders Program. She also assists in the development, administration, and report writing for our summative and formative evaluations.
As her role evolved to Director of Partner Relations, Jessica took over administration of the 360-degree feedback process and the OCAI cultural assessment. Furthermore, she serves as the business manager and bookkeeper for the firm.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in French from Hollins College (now Hollins University) in 1998. Prior to joining Partners in Performance, she spent several years teaching French, Drama, and Citizenship & Responsibility. She has also served in administrative capacities for Pulaski County (VA) Social Services. Additionally, Jessica has participated in the Hollins University Emerging Leaders Program; Managing Multiple Priorities; and Effective Project Management.
While having lived in France, North Carolina, and Georgia, she is a long-time resident of the New River Valley and makes her home in Blacksburg with her teenage son and two cats. In her spare time, Jessica is a health & wellness coach and a dancer.