INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2015- The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jordan Whitt, who will join the CSIA team as its Director of Marketing & Communications. Within these roles, Jordan will lead outreach efforts for promoting chimney safety and increasing the number of CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Exhaust Technicians, while assisting current CSIA credential-holders in developing their own effective brands.
Whitt comes to CSIA with more than seven years of experience in marketing, public relations, and nonprofit promotions. Most recently, Whitt worked for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, in the office of Special Offerings. There, he led efforts to promote the importance of charitable giving by providing live presentations, producing commercial-quality videos, and developing the four Special Offerings brands. This background has helped Whitt to transition easily into his current role at CSIA.“I was immediately drawn to CSIA’s commitment to ensuring everyone has a right to a safe and warm home,” Whitt said. “I’m looking forward to working with the CSIA team to assist Certified Chimney Sweeps across the country to not only improve their skillsets, but also increase their business.”In addition to his marketing and promotions experience, Whitt has extensive experience in crisis communications, through volunteering as a Disaster Public Affairs spokesperson for the Indiana region of the American Red Cross and through working directly with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security during emergency operations and national-level exercises. Prior to graduating from Indiana University with two bachelor’s degrees, Whitt worked as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana.“I’m excited for the chance to combine the knowledge I’ve gained through my experiences in both nonprofit marketing and in public safety,” Whitt said, “I have always been driven to pursue opportunities with organizations that prioritize protecting and serving others over all else.”