Jessica Tabbert, CEO
Jessica Tabbert is a business and hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience in the events and hotel industries, including military protocol (large scale, high visibility military events). Her expertise includes project management, data analysis, customer service, network marketing, event consulting, and community outreach. She is also a 16-year veteran of the United States Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve.
As a military service member, Staff Sergeant Tabbert was responsible for the training, education, and leadership of men and women in military intelligence, command, control, and communications. She designed programs to train military members to identify strategies execute mission-oriented plans and directives. Staff Sergeant Tabbert was also placed in leadership positions over the Honor Guard. She was responsible for the complete event planning and successful execution of military ceremonies from 250 to 20,000 attendees per event.
She continues her passion for event planning and strategic collaboration in her roles as CEO of J. Gisele, an events and entertainment agency specializing in culinary experiences, and as the Founder and Director of the CIC Military Cohort, a for-profit educational platform designed to offer 6-months of business resources and workspace to veteran entrepreneurs and military spouse entrepreneurs. Using events as a platform, Mrs. Tabbert connects businesses and organizations with their target audience to facilitate networking and partnerships. She uses her knowledge of data analysis, strategic collaboration, and community building to create an environment which sustains business growth, builds relationships, and contributes to community efforts. She founded the CIC Military Cohort as a social entrepreneurship endeavor to empower veterans and military spouses to start and grow small businesses and corporations. The program is currently operational at the Cambridge Innovation Center Miami, a coworking space in Wynwood.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management from Johnson & Wales University (JWU). As a community leader, she volunteers with Mission United, the PKD Foundation, and R Stars Project. She offers mentorship to veteran students at JWU and Florida International University. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Black Professionals Network. Jessica is also a member of the Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management Leadership Committee at JWU.
Mrs. Tabbert is married to Sergeant First Class Nathan Tabbert, an active duty soldier stationed at US Southern Command in Miami. Together they have four children. Jessica is also a huge nerd. When she’s not trying to take over the world, she loves adventure, reading, cooking, and learning things.