The greatest discovery of my generation is that people can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.”William James
Jan’s entrepreneurial spirit drives her commitment to understanding and supporting member businesses. She thrives on building relationships and working in partnership with member companies to support their success. Her associates describe her as optimistic and tenacious. Outside of the office, Jan is on the go, often in pursuit of water--to be in it, on it, or beside it!
Throughout her career Jan has worked in a variety of companies and in a variety of industries ranging from television and hospitality to school yearbooks and consumer products. Her background includes over 12 years of experience in agency account management roles, leading teams to develop marketing solutions for clients. Her ability to connect the right resources and her collaborative, strategic approach to problem solving are integral to her success.
- Orchestrated the integration of a newly acquired business and ensured customer retention.
- Built an international wholesale distribution network for a newly launched consumer product.
- Improved customer retention for Fortune 500 clients.
Jan holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Professional and Community Activities
Jan’s most current volunteer activities include: Erik’s Ranch and Retreats-providing opportunity for community and lifelong learning for young adults with autism; Ready for Success-supporting women in need who are pursuing professional opportunities.