January 18, 2019
Jacksonville, FL — Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Odette Struys, MAOM as the Associate Vice President of Communications and Public Relations.
With extensive PR and Communications experience, Struys comes from Atkins Global where she was the senior consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation as its Public Information Officer and spokesperson. Previously she directed National Media Relations for Nemours managing four states, and oversaw Marketing and Communications for The Blood Alliance covering three states.
Odette hails from Singapore and has enjoyed two distinct careers - in Public Relations and as a member of the broadcast news media. She has worked for CNN in Washington, DC, to Clear Channel Communications, FOX, UPN, PBS and the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation - where in 1992, she was a pioneer in Southeast Asia breaking barriers as the region’s first female Olympic TV sports anchor.
She has served on the boards of Visit Jacksonville, GlobalJax - an arm of the U.S. State Department, the South Jacksonville Rotary Club, Leadership Jacksonville and WJCT (PBS/NPR). She has a bachelor’s in radio, TV and speech broadcasting and a master’s in organizational management.
For more information, please call(904) 629-3477.