Meet the Contributors

Jennifer Hewett-Apperson
Jennifer Hewett-Apperson is the director of district services for Downtown Vision, Inc., and has been part of the Downtown Vision team since 2012. Jennifer's responsibilities include overseeing Downtown Vision's efforts to address cleanliness, safety, and parking issues, working with Downtown partners to enhance the pedestrian and retail environments, supporting Downtown Vision’s stakeholders and providing research and information about Downtown. Jennifer brings thirteen years of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning to Downtown Vision, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Florida and her Master of Science in Urban Planning from Florida State University. Jennifer is a Jacksonville native and an active member of Riverside Avondale Preservation, the First Coast Section of the American Planning Association and the Jacksonville Weaver's Guild.
904.634.0303 ext. 224
Katherine Hardwick
Katherine Hardwick is the director of marketing for Downtown Vision, Inc. She is tasked with strategic leadership and management of the organization's initiatives to market Downtown Jacksonville. Katherine brings eight years of marketing experience to the organization. Formerly, as marketing and events manager for DVI, Katherine doubled the average attendance of the First Wednesday Art Walk and launched a number of initiatives to streamline this signature event. Prior to joining Downtown Vision, she worked for marketing agency, Burdette Ketchum, as account coordinator on the DVI account. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of North Florida and graduated with top honors. Katherine sits on the Downtown Marketing Collaborative Board and the Visit Jacksonville Marketing Committee; she is a member of the International Downtown Association and is active in the Murray Hill community.
904.634.0303 ext. 230
Terry Lorince
Terry Lorince became the first executive director of Downtown Vision Inc. (DVI) in 2001. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of economic development, with fifteen years of specialization in the field of downtown revitalization.  Prior to coming to Jacksonville, Terry was the deputy executive director of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. In the past eight years, Downtown Vision has been involved in making Downtown Jacksonville cleaner, safer and more attractive, addressing Downtown's parking issues, marketing Downtown Jacksonville and becoming an advocate for the interests of Downtown.  Terry has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Science in Management and Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University.  She is a Board member of the Florida Theatre, and a member of the Executive Committee of the North Florida Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. Terry is also a past Board member of the International Downtown Association.
904.634.0303 ext. 223