Jan founded her own firm Group 243 in 1974 then lead her team through a series of mergers and acquisitions prior to creating re:group in 2002. A survivor of the consolidation era of the advertising industry, she has been a pioneer in marketing complex, multi-unit companies.
Her more than 30 years of leadership has contributed to the growth and success of a number of national and international brands including A&W Restaurants, Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, Chevron Extra Mile, Domino’s Pizza, Duskin Co. Ltd., Children’s Orchard, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, HealthPlus of Michigan, DTE Energy, United Bank & Trust and Citizens Bank.
Jan is a frequent speaker and educator on marketing and branding. She currently serves on the Marketing and Public Relations Committee of the International Franchise Association and the International Certified Franchise Executive, Board of Trustees. She also has served on the advisory board of the International Institute for Franchise Education at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University.
Jan is a member of the Abrakadoodle Board of Directors. She is past Chapter Chair of the Detroit Chapter of the World President’s Organization and current Communications Chair of the WPO Central Region. She is also a member of the Committee of 200.
A graduate of Ohio State University, Jan holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and a master’s degree in Design Planning. She is accredited as a Certified Franchise Executive by the International Franchise Association.