Jennifer Vaughn Promoted to Principal

Jennifer Vaughn

Tripepi Smith is proud to announce the promotion of Jennifer Vaughn to Principal on April 8, 2024.

Jennifer joined Tripepi Smith in January 2022, bringing over 20 years of local government experience to the team. As Director, she managed key clients, represented the company at a number of conferences and panel discussions and made substantial contributions to business development.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my role working alongside our talented team to drive results for our clients and contribute to the continued success of Tripepi Smith. I enjoy the quality of the people at the firm and their energy and desire to learn and move with speed and precision,” shared Jennifer.  “Tripepi Smith aligns with my personal values and matches my ambition to make a positive impact in the world.”

“Jennifer’s dedication, leadership, experience and strategy skills have been valuable to the firm and our clients. She has been a helpful voice to me on several client matters and has consistently found ways to add more value for existing and new clients. She has also been an effective mentor for members of our team,” said Ryder Todd Smith, President and co-founder of Tripepi Smith. “Jennifer’s promotion is a testament to her outstanding contributions to our firm and our clients as well as the deep experience she brought to the firm the moment she joined our team. We are thrilled to have her as part of our leadership team as we position the firm for our next phase of growth.”

Jennifer earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Communication from San Diego State University where she also taught public speaking. She worked for the cities of Pasadena and Anaheim, as well as local government public affairs for nearly two decades for the Southern California Gas Company. Outside of work, Jennifer is an active member of her community, serving as the incoming President for Keller ISD Education Foundation. Her client work includes the City of Blythe, California City Management Foundation, West Coast Arborists, City of Harlingen, TX and Orange County City Managers Association.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American CanyonCity of Culver CityCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of DuarteCity of Grover BeachCity of Santa PaulaCity of Indian WellsCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of Lake ForestCity of LivermoreCity of NapaCity of ParamountCity of TracyCalChoice Energy AuthorityCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthoritySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentCosta Mesa Sanitary DistrictRowland Water DistrictCalifornia City Management FoundationRenne Public Law GroupWest Coast Arborists and Climatec.