Director of Business Operations
Adrianne joined JB Media in early 2014 to help Founder Justin Belleme plan for and support the company’s growth. Since that time, she’s had her hand in everything from marketing to HR to finance. Most often you can find her at a standing desk, surrounded by her daughter’s artwork. Adrianne likes to say she wanted a job where she could use all her skills and she has definitely found it! On any given day in the office, she is managing company finances, interviewing potential hires, or facilitating small group brainstorms to improve internal processes. She led JB Media’s B Corp certification efforts culminating in our certification in March 2018.
A true business jane-of-all-trades, Adrianne has a Masters of Business Administration, and a decade of experience training and advising entrepreneurs. A trained and experienced facilitator, she has dedicated her career to the creation and expansion of small businesses, helping dozens launch and hundreds grow.
A graduate of both Warren Wilson College and Western Carolina University, Adrianne has been active in the Asheville community her entire adult life. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher and as the Chair of B Local Asheville + WNC. When not at work or at FernLeaf, you can find Adrianne with her wife and daughter enjoying the park or traveling to Charlotte for a Carolina Panthers game.
Adrianne was our most effective outside advisor when she was acting as our business counselor through the SBTDC. Having her join the team in a marketing and operations role has added a new level of sophistication and stability to the company.