Jane Blume CMC (Certified Management Consultant) has been an award winning communications professional for more than 35 years, with dual careers in public relations and broadcast journalism. She is owner/principal of the Albuquerque, New Mexico based public relations firm Desert Sky Communications.
Before founding Desert Sky in 1989, Jane had served in communications and management positions in private business, higher education, the performing arts and public broadcasting organizations in Albuquerque; Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Washington, D.C.
Jane continues her involvement in radio by hosting public affairs and folk music programs on public radio station KUNM, 89.9-FM, and is often asked to co-host live broadcasts of on-air “pledge drive” membership campaigns for PBS station KNME-TV/Channel 5.
In addition to SAC, Jane is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and has served on three of its national committees. She is a co-founder of the New Mexico Association of Management Consultants; a past president and long-serving Board member of the Albuquerque Professional Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications and a judge for AWC’s national Clarion Awards competition. She has also served on the Board and the Public Relations Committee of the Northern New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
In January of 2003, Jane received the coveted Certified Management Consultant designation (CMC) from the Institute of Management Consultants. The CMC designation is awarded to those select consultants who have demonstrated a history of substantive results for clients, adherence to IMC USA’s canon of ethics and professional practice management. Less than 1% of all consultants worldwide have achieved this recognition.
She has received two “Kudos” awards from NAWBO for mentoring in 2002 and 1989; a national Telly Award in 2000 for a documentary created with a local video production company; the Albuquerque Women in Business Directory’s “smart, savvy, successful” designation (one of 10) for the Year 2000; the 1998 “Women in the Move” aware in public relations, marketing and media from the YWCA Middle Rio Grande Grande, and additional honors for radio broadcasting from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, New Mexico Associated Press and the National Women’s Political Caucus.
She is considered a dynamic and inspiring speaker who can deliver at least one dozen talks and seminars on public relations, marketing, advertising and hiring a management consultant.
Profile: Desert Sky Communications
Jane Blume CMC founded Desert Sky Communications in 1989. The firm’s business, non-profit, entrepreneurial and management-consultant clients have wonderful stories to tell, and Desert Sky works closely with them to tell these stories utilizing public, community and media relations, corporate identity, brochures and newsletters, photography and articles for internal and external publication. The firm’s continuing mission is to “get the right messages to the right audiences.”
Ranked the 9th largest public relations firm in New Mexico by New Mexico Business Weekly in 2003, Desert Sky Communications is considered a trusted source by the news media and therefore enjoys a 90% placement rate for its news releases, feature story ideas, guest articles and op-ed pieces. Virtually all of the company’s assignments come in on referral.
The firm’s website, www.desertskycommunications.com, features articles written by Jane and her clients on a variety of topics of interest to the business and non-profit communities.