Darin Gray, chairman and CEO of CJRW, announced today that Jill Joslin has been named president of the Little Rock marketing and communications firm.

Joslin has worked in the Arkansas advertising industry for almost 30 years and enjoys an extensive and successful background working with a variety of clients.

"Jill is a well-respected professional in our industry," said Gray. "She brings an invaluable strategic perspective to our clients and will provide great leadership to our team of professionals as we continue into the future."

Joslin joined CJRW as director of account services in early 2015 following the firm’s merger with Heathcott Associates. In that role, she handled client management on all levels through planning and implementing successful marketing plans.

Her client experience includes tourism, health care, economic development, insurance, public utilities, education, finance and retail.

"Since her arrival following the merger with Heathcott Associates, Jill has proven herself in several areas, especially in new business development," Gray said. "Her expertise in handling complex Requests for Proposals (RFPs) was instrumental in the agency’s success in landing the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace account and many others since then."

Joslin, who becomes the first female to serve as president of CJRW, succeeds Gray, who was named chairman and CEO in July 2015.

"CJRW is an iconic business in Arkansas, and I am humbled and excited to become its next president," Joslin said. "We have an outstanding team here, and we work every day to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients by delivering an excellent product on time and on budget."

She holds a degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and lives in Little Rock with her husband, Greg, and daughter, Paris.