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Jessica Dee Rohm
Sugar Tower, The Secret Life of Sandrina M., Make Me an Offer
A lifelong writer and a serial entrepreneur, Jessica Dee Rohm started her career at the New York Times. Her first solo enterprise, Jessica Dee Communications, a marketing and communications company, grew to be the sixteenth largest in the country when she sold it to the then largest advertising agency in the U.S., Chiat/Day. She served as CEO for an additional two years, leaving in 1989 to found her second venture, Foreign Management Company, a real estate consultancy and brokerage firm catering to investors. Her clients have included the German government, Société Generale, Commerzbank, real estate developers in New York City, Russia, and Italy, as well as many corporations, trusts, and colorful “fiction-fodder” individuals.
The New York native graduated from high school as valedictorian of her class, at age 16. Winning a National Merit Scholarship, a Regents Scholarship, and a National Newspaper Scholarship, she attended Barnard College, graduating at age 19 with a B.A. in English literature. She then earned her M.B.A. in management and marketing from Columbia Business School. This year she will be awarded her second master’s degree, an M.F.A. in creative writing, from Manhattanville College.
Jessica Dee Rohm has published numerous feature articles in magazines ranging including regular columns for both Restaurant Hospitality and The Cornell Quarterly. In addition, she has published many newspaper articles in the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Real Estate Weekly, the Hersham Acorn newspaper chain, and others. She has been the subject of several feature stories and profiles in publications ranging from the Fairfield County Business Journal to the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Entrepreneur, the Palm Beach Post, and Glamour. She has been featured in two books—The Confidence Factor by Judith Briles and Whiz Kids by Marilyn Machlowitz.
Some of her personal and professional affiliations include: Member of the Board of Directors, Stamford Symphony; Winner of 2000 IBM MLDP Award for Demonstration of Best Leadership Competencies; Member, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC); Member, PR Task Force, American Association of Publishers (2003-2004); Columbia Business School, Executive MBA Program Faculty/Lecturer (2002); The Conference Board, Corporate Image Conference 2002; Speaker, The Global Brand Leadership Council 2001; Speaker, "Young Leader” – Selected by the American Council on Germany to represent the United States at an international conference on leadership issues; selected by American Express for its Small Business Partnership Program; Central Park Conservancy—Women’s Committee Board Member.
Sugar Tower is Ms. Rohm’s first novel for publication. She is represented by Erica Silverman of Trident Media Group, 41 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010. Tel. (212) 981-0647; Fax (212) 262-4849; Email firstname.lastname@example.org.