Jean Lowrie Chin to receive OD in October
Jean Lowrie Chin
PR guru and head of ProComm, Jean Lowrie Chin is to receive the national award of the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander in a ceremony this October.
The award is for services in communications, entrepreneurship, volunteerism and philanthropy.
For many decades, Jean Lowrie Chin has been regarded as the doyenne of public relations and her company ProComm of which she serves as Executive Chairman is regarded as one of the best companies in the business.
Last year, together with her husband Hubert, she launched a real-estate development company, PRODEV.
She is widely regarded for her sterling efforts in the field of philanthropy. She is the Chairman of the Digicel Foundation Jamaica and she has played an instrumental role in seeing it become one of the leading and most progressive foundations both in the country and the wider Caribbean.
Her passion and tenacity for universal education, community development and the disabled lives has seen her win many plaudits and commendations. Her efforts have led to the betterment of many lives in Jamaica.
Loop’s Group Executive Editor, Al Edwards said: “Jean is undoubtedly a lady of many talents. It would be easy , perhaps trite to simply acknowledge her benevolence but that doesn’t do her justice. She continuously goes beyond the call of duty and does so with such grace.
“In an age where manners, courtesy , professionalism, propriety and decorum seems to be dying, Jean Lowrie Chin stands as a stalwart. With her cheerful demeanour and an eagerness to be helpful, she is the embodiment of that Martin Luther King aphorism, ‘ Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness.’ “
Jean Lowrie Chin is also the Executive Chairman of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) and sits on the Board of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank (Jamaica).
She is married to Hubert Chin, her business partner. They have two adult children, Anita and Noel.
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal” – Albert Pike.