Why I work with HCM
I work with HCM because of the people. Both the people at the client side of our work–the patients and students that HCM strives to serve each day, as well as the people within the firm–those committed to taking on the hard issues, because they matter. I am proud to work with those who are passionate and genuine in their drive to make the world a better place.
Project & Operations Manager
Jessica Hunt brings a unique educational and professional perspective to HCM Strategists. A graduate of the College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in marketing, Jessica received a homeschool primary and secondary education. During her middle school years, she complemented her homeschooling with enrichment programs and later enrolled in local community college courses to earn college credit toward her bachelor’s degree. This background gave her a better appreciation for the importance, not only of higher education, but higher education options that are both nontraditional and flexible. The diversity of her educational activities also instilled in Jessica the importance of organization and accountability – skills she continues to use both in project management and to help keep the operations of HCM on track.
Jessica began working with HCM in the firm’s early days as their first administrative assistant, moving later into event management and logistics planning before receiving a promotion to project manager. As project manager, Jessica was tasked with driving key milestones and goals associated with a project and providing necessary accountability for the project’s team, while also creating a collaborative atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas, forging alliances and moving good policy forward. In her current role as project and operations manager, she has applied these project management skills more directly to HCM’s internal operations.
Before joining HCM, Jessica served as a media intern at POLITICO, where her duties included producing TV hits, conducting interviews and video editing.
A native of Virginia Beach, Jessica is an avid reader and cook and is always trying new recipes out on her family. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Springfield, Virginia, where she is an active member of her church.
Areas of Expertise
- Executive Team Support
- Event Planning
- Human Resources
- Project Management