Nikita Jankowski is the Communications Director for Onondaga County’s leading tourism organization, Visit Syracuse, Inc. She heads the organization’s public relations and communications initiatives, develops the seasonal visitors guide, is responsible for the company’s international outreach initiatives and presence at media/travel shows. Nikita’s role also involves hosting and generating content for travel trade professionals and media representatives to encourage travel to the Greater Syracuse area.
Prior to joining Visit Syracuse, Nikita worked as the Director of Marketing and Tourism for Watkins Glen, in New York’s Finger Lakes region, owned a small marketing firm and worked in the Corporate Communications department of Fortune 500 Company Corning Incorporated.
Nikita started her professional career as a television news reporter; delivering “live”, daily news coverage on ABC, FOX and CBS affiliates throughout New York State and Maine. Nikita is a graduate of the historic Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Concentration: English/Communications).
A former member of the Watkins Glen Rotary, Nikita serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of America of Central New York (PRSA-CNY), she’s an Executive Committee member of the national PRSA Travel & Tourism Section and serves on the Advisory Committee of Social Media Breakfast (SMB) Syracuse; a national initiative for teaching, sharing and learning about industry best practices.
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