JAIMIE Abbott is a finalist in this year’s Kristen Keegan Young Business Executive category in the Hunter Business Awards.
From TV reporter, radio presenter and charity advocate to having a foot in both local and national politics, being managing director of her own business and media trainer for troops in Afghanistan, it’s fair to say Jaimie Abbott has had her fingers in many pies.
Jaimie holds a Bachelor of Communications Degree from Charles Sturt University, and is currently completing her Master of Marketing through the University of Newcastle.
Being active in the community is something that seems to come naturally to Jaimie, who is on the committee of the Hunter Business Women’s Network and has also previously served as vice president of the Newcastle and Hunter Junior Chamber (now Hunter Young Professionals).
Jaimie was the president of Hunter Animal Rescue for seven years.
Jaimie is also a communications adviser in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Having been a radio presenter on 2GB in 2003, she now presents on Port Stephens FM.
Jaimie’s business trains senior executives in media and crisis communication across corporate, government and community sectors.
Being a finalist in awards is nothing new to this Bay local who in 2012 was awarded a City of Newcastle Service Award, for an outstanding contribution to the community.
Runner up in the 2012 University of Newcastle Leadership Award, Jaimie has also been a winner and a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Hunter Business Awards.
Jaimie told News Of the Area, “I’ve lived in Salamander Bay for the past few years, and I am looking forward to this year’s business awards.”
“It’s an honour to be a finalist and I’m really proud to be representing Port Stephens as a finalist this year,” she said.
By Marian SAMPSON