Jeana Nicotera

Jeana Nicotera

Brand Consultant, Utica, New York

Name: Jeana Nicotera

Title: Brand Consultant

Job Description: Brand Professional who helps maintain and enhance my clients’ image to consistently build brand awareness.  A.K.A. miracle worker, solution provider, problem solver, professional shopper.

High School Attended: Utica Senior Academy

College Attended: MVCC

Current Hometown: New York Mills, NY

Family Details: Daughter – Alyssa, 24 & our little boy…. 110 lb. Black Lab: Zuko Joseph, 5

Favorite Part About Working for Cooley: The limitless solutions I can provide for my clients!  Knowing I am helping to make their workload lighter is very fulfilling.

Favorite Client Project: There have been many but one that stands out is an order we did for custom candles.  The objective: Source an organic candle made with soy wax and a 100% cotton wick that allows for custom scents and colors.  The candles required full color branding in two positions. Additionally, supply upscale packaging to fit the décor of a dinner party for over 500 female CEO’s.  Each custom scent and color had to correspond to a particular brand. For example: Fresh Citrus for Tropicana; Apple Cinnamon for Quaker Oats; Lemon Lime for Mist Twist and Sweet Almond Nut for Nut Harvest.  Did I mention we had less than two weeks to pull this off and deliver product to California? Our client, PepsiCo’s premier event planner, was thrilled with the final product as the dinner guests truly loved their gift!

Favorite Cooley Story: I started with Cooley in October of 2000.  In September of 2001 when we, as a nation, were in such mourning and sadness, our company’s President organized the gathering of anonymous compliments to be written by all of us, for each person within our Cooley Family.  We were asked to send in a great quality that each person within Cooley possessed to help lift the spirits of us all. I still have my little slip of paper. It’s beaten and battered but nothing I would ever throw away. One of my qualities was “getting the hang of it”.  17 years later…..I think this is where I belong!

Your Proudest Professional Moment: My proudest moment was on Brand Day 2010.  I was one of four co-owners who took on the task of rebranding our company.  Everything from our logo, to our website, literature, branded apparel and every detail in-between was changed.  It was 18 months of hard work, long nights and excitement. The moment the music started and we revealed our new logo to our co-owners was an exceptionally proud moment for me.

Your Proudest Personal Moment: Watching my daughter cross the stage and receive her college diploma!!

Favorite Hobbies: Adirondack activities (hiking/kayaking/boating) golfing, cooking, traveling, live sporting events

Top TV Shows: This is Us, Law & Order, Survivor, Chopped & Shark Tank

Top Movies: The Godfather I & II, Good Will Hunting, The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, A Bronx Tale

Top Music Acts: Prince, Green Day, Van Halen, Bon Jovi & Rolling Stones

Top Travel Destinations: Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Vegas, The Jersey Shore (greatest memories made with my daughter each summer through her 18th birthday)

Top Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Utica Comets, New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and, did I mention the NY Rangers?

Fun Fact(s) About Yourself: I take the time each Sunday night to make my dog his food for the week.  As my friends say, “That dog eats better than most people!” It’s true and he’s worth it!


Phone: (315) 732-3725
Address: 587 Main Street, #3 Mill, Suite 203, New York Mills, NY 13417