Decade rich Development Communication/Integrated Marketing Communication Specialist with local, regional and international expertise; CEO Coombs Communications & Events (Coombs Comms)
Shanoy Coombs is a decade rich Communication and Event Consultant and Development Communication Specialist with local, regional and international expertise spanning several industries in the public, private and NGO sectors.
Shanoy is also a former head girl, University Valedictorian nominee, Prime Minister Youth Award for excellence nominee and winner of the prestigious Principal Scholarship for excellence at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
By way of leadership, she has served as Communication Chairperson for the United Nations Communication Group Jamaica cluster where she provided oversight for joint United Nations activities in Jamaica that require communication support as a part of the One UN Strategy. Via this position, she has worked with a group of United Nations Communicators in Jamaica and Barbados, including representatives from: UNICEF, UNEP, UNESCO, UNDP, UNAIDS, WORLD BANK, PAHO/WHO, FAO, UNWOMEN and UNFPA.
She has serviced International Organizations such as the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize as well as the European Union and has worked on projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Her country wide experience has extended to reporting relationships with Barbados, Chile, United States, the United Kingdom and Belgium, Denmark and Ireland. Shanoy has also worked with stakeholders in Grenada to spearhead a national communication campaign.
Though she has an affinity for Development/Communication for Development (C4D) projects, she has also worked with several private sector companies in mainstream advertising, telecommunications, Finance, Sports, Technology, Energy, health Insurance, FMCGs and manufacturing. In addition to corporate communications and event management, she has worked on Corporate Social Responsibility and Integrated Marketing Interventions for these entities.
In 2018, she was recognized under the Governor General’s Programme for Excellence for “making a lasting contribution through community service and being a nominee for the prestigious Governor-General Achievement Awards”. Shanoy manages Coombs Comms where she offers integrated Marketing and Development Communication support to a diverse client base.
Shanoy is a member of the International Social Marketing Association and Communication Initiative Global network.
network which encourages positive parenting and provides a place for parents in Jamaica and the diaspora to connect around the joys and challenges of parenthood. She also volunteers with several organizations linked to the empowerment of women and girls and also shares communication tips with young girls via varied mentorship programmes.
Her professional interests range from Development Communication; Public Speaking and Presentation, Corporate Social Responsibility interventions to Integrated Marketing and social entrepreneurship.