Jean Lowrie-Chin has combined her expertise in communications and management to create and serve several Jamaican organisations. She launched the well-known communications firm PROComm in 1979, and founded the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons – CCRP in 2010 (PROComm is the major sponsor of this organization). In January 2013, Jean and her husband and business partner Hubert Chin, founded PROCOMM Developments Limited (PRODEV).
The holder of BA (Hons) and MA degrees from UWI, Mona, Jean attended Convent of Mercy Academy – Alpha. She is author of the acclaimed ‘Souldance’, and has contributed chapters on Claude McKay, Carifesta 76 and her alma mater to several literary and historical publications. Jean is a popular columnist with the Jamaica Observer. She is a blogger and very active in social media.
She helped create and was the first editor of the Gleaner’s ‘Flair’ magazine. She worked at the Jamaica Daily News, taught English and Drama at Calabar High School and was PR Officer for Carifesta 76, learning at the feet of Wycliffe Bennett and Merrick Needham.
She is the recipient of several awards including The Women’s Media Watch Trailblazer Award, The Women’s Bureau Jamaica 50 Award and earlier this year, the Marion Ballysingh Award for Outstanding Volunteerism from CVSS.
Jean is a Justice of the Peace and chairs the Boards of PROComm and PRODEV. She serves on the Boards of CIBC First Caribbean Bank Int’l Jamaica, CCRP, Food For the Poor Jamaica, St. George’s College and is a member of the Medical Council of Jamaica.
Jean a life member of Women’s Media Watch, Past President of the PR Society of Jamaica, member of the International Women’s Forum, Women’ Leadership Initiative, Women Business Owners and other organisations.
A dedicated Christian, Jean is a Lector at Stella Maris Catholic Church. She created the PROComm Scholarship Fund for needy children in 2001. Jean and Hubert have two adult children, Anita and Noel, who are now making their contribution to the business, having completed their studies.