Jessi Navarro

Managing Director of Business & Finance

Contact Information

United States
Phone: 727-553-4338

Jessica “Jessi” Navarro is the Poynter Institute’s Director of Business and Finance. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day work of Poynter’s business and operations departments, specifically Special Projects, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Customer Service and Facilities.

Jessi has deep experience in both finance and the Tampa Bay media industry. She worked for the Tampa Tribune and, first as a business/financial analyst at the Tribune and then as Controller of TBO, focusing on innovation and process improvement. Before that, Jessi was a founding partner and CFO of a digital media startup,, an online network targeted to persons with disabilities.

Jessi is a Tampa Bay native and 2012 graduate of the Tampa Connection program for executive leadership. She earned an MBA from the University of South Florida in 2005.