Prior to joining Champion in Feb. 2017, Jami was the Director of Corporate Communications for RAVE Restaurant Group, the parent company for more than 300 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Jami is a self-professed news junkie and skilled storyteller with a public relations and communications career spanning more than 20 years. She has spearheaded all aspects of communications from media training and messaging to brand positioning and crisis communications. Prior to joining RAVE, Jami was the Director of Public Relations for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants where she guided the brand through a period of unprecedented growth and evolution. Before that, she was a feature writer and entrepreneur, forming and operating her own branding and marketing practice. Through her corporate communications, PR agency endeavors and independent work, Jami has earned a reputation as a creative and savvy industry leader in omni-channel communications, corporate reputation strategies that maximize management and consumer engagement.