As a Senior Associate, Jocelyn Hecht brings more than 25 years of both recruitment and public relations experience to Chaloner. Jocelyn has established long-term partnerships with many clients across the country, representing Fortune 500 companies, top global PR agencies, and start-up companies ranging in size.
She has worked across industries, including consumer, financial services, healthcare, higher education, and non-profit to identify top communications and PR talent.
Prior to recruiting, Jocelyn began her career with two of Chicago's premier agencies; Edelman Public Relations and Wunderman Chicago, where she served in a client service capacity. Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. A native Bostonian, Jocelyn now lives in the Chicago area with her husband, two sons, and three year-old goldendoodle.
MORE ABOUT JOCELYN
I can never leave the home without: Burt’s Bees chapstick, my phone, and my sunglasses.
What is a talent you wish you had?: I wish I could bake as well as my grandfather. He founded a bakery in Boston (still in existence today!) that makes the most amazing challah, half moon cookies, and other things. While I have all the recipes, they are in huge quantities and written in Yiddish so it’s nearly impossible to replicate at home!
If I wasn't a recruiter, I'd be: Either a baker or a Boston tour guide. Or maybe a tour guide of Boston bakeries.
What is a recipe you know by heart?: My great Aunt Charlotte’s noodle kugel. It’s from the “old” country and it’s fabulous. It’s completely different than any other kind of kugel anyone has ever had before and I’m always asked for the recipe.
People would be surprised to know I: As the granddaughter of a baker, I don’t particularly like chocolate and, unrelated, I was a synchronized swimmer in high school.
What was your first job?: At 13, I was a counselor-in-training at Jay’s Camp, a day camp just outside of Chicago. I was having the summer of my life with the kids until one little girl gave me chicken pox and then I was home in bed for the rest of the summer!