Jamie Bristow, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, first arrived in Pensacola, Florida in 1998 and served as the first, full-time Executive Director of the African-American Heritage Society, Inc. She assisted the organization in development and capital campaign funds to re-build the historic Kate Coulson House on Church Street.
Jamie graduated from Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina and was a double scholar in political science and humanities. She majored in English with a minor in political science in 1990. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Although she prepared to go to law school, Bristow chose political consulting and nonprofit fundraising as her career focus. She created JB Enterprise Consulting in 1992 in North Carolina while working with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.
While in Pensacola, she joined the Escambia Federated Republican Women's Club and served as the group's Vice President from 2007 to 2008. After serving on the Women's Sports Foundation's National Advisory Board, she served as the Community Programs Coordinator for the Women's Sports Foundation in various communities, was a member of the League of Women Voters and member of the American Association of University Women local chapters.
As a seasoned nonprofit and political campaign consultant, Bristow has consulted on various political campaigns in North Carolina, Colorado and Florida. She also received political campaign training from Wake Forest School of Law while working at the YWCA of Greensboro. She served as a member of Colorado Black Republicans, National Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Association of Television Program Executives. She is a former member of The Links, Inc., Pensacola Chapter, Impact 100 and is a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Bristow returned to Pensacola in 2004 serving a second term as the Executive Director of the African-American Heritage Society, Inc. until 2007 when she re-launched JB Enterprise Consulting(now JBEC Group)consulting both small business enterprises and nonprofits in Florida, Georgia, Colorado and North Carolina. In October 2013, JBEC Group merged with Nonprofitmatch1.com to streamline services and products for nonprofit, charitable organizations which now operates as Nonprofit Match, Inc.
Bristow was the lead development consultant on Pensacola's 450th Celebration and has consulted with Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, Vision of Hope, Inc., Singing for the Blind, Heartbeat International, Inc., TRIO Employment Network, 100 Black Men of Pensacola, Inc., Girl Scouts of Escambia County, Knowledge for Living, Inc. and others. Throughout her career, she has worked with educational organizations and businesses such as Jefferson County Schools, Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse Issues in Higher Education), Williams Academy, Escambia Charter School, and held a top management position with the American Association of University Women in Washington, DC.
She has actively served on a myriad of community boards including ARC-Gateway, Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola Museum of Art, Baptist Hospital, Santa Rosa Kids House, Santa Rosa Arts & Culture and Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre boards. Bristow was appointed by the Escambia County Commission to the CareerSource Escarosa board and in August 2014, was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Bristow has helped to raise over $25 million for organizations across the US throughout her development and nonprofit career.
She currently serves as the Founder and President of Nonprofit Match, Inc./Nonprofitmatch1.com, a global, grassroots technology and full-service consulting firm for nonprofits and donors globally. She is married to Pensacola native, Joshua Lavoie, CEO of Nonprofit Match, Inc./Nonprofitmatch1.com.