Jessica Nason, marketing director at Portside Real Estate Group, oversees digital, social and print advertising and is responsible for increasing brand recognition in current markets and expanding into new markets. She created the Portside Gives Back event series, which consists of four fundraisers held throughout the year that have raised over $150,000 for Maine nonprofits.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nason created Portside Curbside as an alternative to public open houses and pivoted the fundraisers to a virtual/at-home platform. In addition, she was elected president of the Junior League of Portland, Maine.
Nason said the JLP has had a major impact on her success and provided her with professional development and inspiration. She also supports several other local nonprofits.
Nason cited a quote by Amelia Earhart: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity."