Jan has been with Media Pro for almost 20 years, during which time she has specialized in event planning and account management while overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the Newport office.
For over ten years, Jan has administered the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards, sailing's most prestigious accolades for on-the-water achievement in the U.S.A. She also serves as the event coordinator for Shake-A-Leg's Wall Street Corporate Challenge, which features up to a dozen teams raising $30,000 each to participate in a 12-Metre regatta to benefit the non-profit organization's programs for people with disabilities.
Jan also orchestrates the press effort for ICSA's (Intercollegiate Sailing Association) North American Championships and All-American Sailing Team announcements and has handled such special one-off events as the exhibit of America's Cup boats outside the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on behalf of Rodger Martin Yacht Design; the Mystic Seaport Museum Designer's Recognition Rendezvous sponsored by Rolex; and the Grey Goose ISAF Team Racing World Championship and IFDS Blind Sailing World Championship on behalf of the New York Yacht Club.
Prior to joining Media Pro, Jan worked for US SAILING where she was both the program manager for the national governing body's Race Management and Judges programs and the coordinator for the association's mid-year and annual meetings. A native New Yorker, she also has worked for the Heart of America America's Cup challenge and has public relations experience in the retail and insurance industries.