Janet Oppenheimer, MBA, APR, Fellow PRSA, retired in 2017 after serving 46 year as a public relations practitioner --- 14 of those years, owning her own PR firm in New York and Coral Springs, FL. For 15 years she served as Communications Director and later Financial Resource Development Director at the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC in Boca Raton, FL. Previously she was the Communications Director of the Soref JCC in Fort Lauderdale. In 2006, she reopened her independent public relations consulting firm in Asheville and became the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Western North Carolina. In 2011 she became the Public Relations Manager at the Western Carolina Medical Society, and from, 2013- 2017 Janet served as the Public Relations Specialist at Blossman Gas and Alliance Autogas based in Asheville. A PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) member since 1979, Janet has served in various leadership roles over the years. In 2007 she became one of 350 PRSA members earning the Fellows designation in the U.S. Currently Janet mentors the PRSSA Student Chapter at WCU in Cullowhee, and in 2019 spearheaded a new PRSA Chapter for Western NC where she serves as an advisor. In June of 2021 Janet earned her Broker license in North Carolina and affiliated with Nest Realty in Asheville.
Janet holds a BA in Marketing Communications and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL.