Jennie Orvino was one of the longest tenured and most highly regarded employees of the Santa Rosa Symphony, working here from July 2004 until May 2015. Jennie’s strong suit is her excellent writing skills that played such a key role in grant writing and market advertising. I specifically collaborated with her on some of the biggest and most prestigious grants we ever received, such as Irvine Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. I found Jennie to be insightful, articulate, collaborative and timely in producing such successful grant applications.
—Alan Silow, Executive Director, Santa Rosa Symphony
It’s not very often that one gets the privilege of working with someone who makes collaboration such a pleasure. And indeed over a decade or more it was my distinct pleasure to work with Jennie on numerous projects where excellence, thoroughness, attention to detail, accuracy and creativity were a top priority. She consistently met and exceeded expectations.
In addition, her experience in the printing industry, her innate design aesthetic, coupled with her formidable writing skills make Jennie an invaluable and outstanding asset. And to top that off, Jennie is a sheer delight to work with on every level!
—Rod Wallace, Principal, Roderic Wallace Branding and Design Consultancy
Jennie: Thank you for being the gifted writer that you are. I sincerely appreciate your creative talent.
—Marianne Harder, Coldwell Banker Coastal Properties
Jennie is a resourceful and persuasive producer who has brought her “can-do” attitude to each task she has tackled here. Her creative spirit enhanced by her ability to make order out of chaos is a remarkable combination…She is multi-talented, creatively inspired, incredibly organized and is great at follow-through—in short a tremendous asset to any team.
—Robin Pressman, Program Director KRCB Radio 91 FM (1995-2015)
Jennie is an excellent communicator both verbally and in written form. I was able to trust Jennie immediately with writing personal communications to donors, representing the agency voice in newsletters and brochures and assisting with vital grant writing projects. Her ability to express complex situations clearly and succinctly proved highly valuable on every project that she was involved with.
—Rick Dean, Executive Director, Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network
Jennie was instrumental to the creation and implementation of our new logo/identity and related materials including brochures, case studies and our highly acclaimed website. . . She is the point person in dealing with outside designers and specialty vendors. And she has single-handedly done all of the copy writing for all our marketing materials, including monthly newsletter and quarterly mailings to customers. She has a strong aesthetic sense for design and presentation that she integrates into the strategic goals for our company image.
—Jon Kaplan, President/CEO Lithocraft (1998-2001)
Jennie has impressed me with many qualities and talents, not the least of which are her professionalism, diplomatic skills, capacity for empathy, effective use of creative thinking and her keen sense of warmth and humor. . . It is my experience that someone with the depth and drive I have witnessed in Jennie is an optimal addition to any team of professionals where quality work achieved efficiently is the standard, and where relationships really matter.
–Joe Kaminski, Prevention Education Director Face to Face
I worked for four years with Jennie in her capacity as Marketing Director and Customer Service Representative for Lithocraft, a 100-employee commercial printing company, and again as a contract writer for Hillel at Stanford. I can speak without qualification to her earnest engagement of assignments, superior writing skills for a broad range of marketing communications and overall highest standards of professionalism.
—Jon Kaplan, Development Director, Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley