Newlywed, SoCal Settler, Arsenal F.C. Supporter
Payne Wealth Partners
601 N Cross Pointe Blvd.
When Payne Wealth Partners decided to begin an internship program, they knew they’d have the opportunity to work with a number of talented, enthusiastic college students. What they didn’t realize was that their very first intern would make such a lasting contribution to the firm.
As a junior at USI working on his Public Relations degree, Alex Jenison brought fresh ideas and high standards to Payne’s internship program. It didn’t take long for it to become apparent that he would help the firm to move forward in its marketing goals, and when Alex graduated in May 2014, Payne Wealth Partners hired him as a full-time employee.
“I love the fact that we make such a positive impact on people’s lives each day,” he says. “Our team has a willingness to provide nothing but the best service to those we serve. I go home every day feeling like we, as a team, made a difference in the lives of great, deserving people.”
Because Alex is Payne Wealth Partners’ Marketing Specialist, it’s his responsibility to promote the firm, which he does by managing the firm’s digital marketing, events, advertisements, social media, website, and internal/external communications. Through his efforts, the firm’s client roster continues to grow. He says, “It’s incredibly rewarding knowing that we are helping more and more people all the time.”
When he’s not helping to promote Payne Wealth Partners to the larger tri-state area, Alex likes to turn his attention to learning about global affairs, business, culture, and design. A former college soccer player, he also supports England’s Arsenal Football Club – it might be called football in England, but it’s known to Americans as soccer – and spends his weekends watching and playing sports. A recently-acquired collection of vinyl records has led him to invest in a record player, and he’s developed an enthusiasm for the music of Frank Sinatra. And in the fall of 2015, Alex will marry fiance Kelsey. “Kelsey and I are looking forward to traveling, learning, and making new, exciting memories together.”
“…would be me trying to relax as much as possible. When I am not trying to catch up on my summer classes, I typically will try to travel somewhere with my friends and family, usually to St. Louis, Indy, Nashville, Louisville, or Cincinnati to catch a sports game or fun concert. If that doesn’t work out, then I will be either lounging around by the pool or watching as many sports on TV as possible. I’m also on a summer softball team with my friends from high school called the North Vandy Vipers. The name originated from a little league all-star team several of us were on when we were younger.”
“…has to be when I was a sophomore in high school. I was dating a lovely girl who went to a different school and was several years older, so I was not particularly close with her school friends. Like every other average young man, I wanted them to like me. So, naturally I attended her prom. Everything was going smooth – great pictures, enjoyable dinner, and then it was time for the dance. I am in no way a good dancer, but I was determined to fit in and be cool. (In my younger years I was able to do a back flip on a regular basis and found that when the dance circle has magically formed, that this would be a perfect time to bring it back.) It took me several minutes to muster up enough confidence, but I finally went to the middle of the dance circle, bent down, jumped up, and only made it about two-thirds of the way around to fall terribly on my face. Long story short, I pulled off a hollywood-style face plant in front of my older girlfriend and her cool friends. It was obvious I was younger and lacked intelligent choices. Miraculously, our breakup had nothing to do with this horrific event.”