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3309 Rutland Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50311
515-279-5970 Residence
515-238-9303 Cellular


Project Management/Administration
"Janet is a multi-talented professional with an ability to provide leadership an
d management in most any
environment. People like her, respect her, and trust her to do good things - and
she does."
Extensive leadership and managerial background in both the public and private s
ectors in business, education, corrections, healthcare, and entrepreneurial envi
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning,
change management, resource allocation, human resources, and project coordinati
Solid knowledge of entrepreneurship programs and availability Iowa resources.
Prior experience in the business/entrepreneurial field with solid understanding
of todays issues.
Business / Management / Entrepreneurial Knowledge
Reorganized business units and departments in both public I private sectors to
improve operational
efficiency, profitability, accountability, and morale, reporting to Boards and s
enior management.
Provided leadership and facilitated organizational change to enhance overall ef
fectiveness - adept at turning chaos into organizational orderliness and operati
onal efficiencies.
Owned and operated a successful business franchise for several years.
Creative in identifying strategies to "cut the red tape" in expediting processe
s and action steps.
Created and presented entrepreneurship education curriculum for various groups
of teachers.
Staffing / Team Leadership
Managed and motivated personnel to achieve desired goals and outcomes in divers
e environments.
Have built teams of professional, technical and administrative support personne
Ability to delegate to achieve goals; excellent working relations with peers, c
lients, and team members.
Built effective relations with executives, business leaders, government agencie
s, and legislators.
Training and Education
Skilled in the development and presentation of all types of training and educat
ional programs, ranging
from soft skills to technical offerings, with content delivered in a clear, conc
ise and caring manner.
Excellent public speaking skills before large and small audiences.
Proficient in planning, organizing and executing a host of highly successful pr
ojects, programs, conferences, and workshops, from inception to completion and a
ll facets in-between.
Marketing and Public Relations
Adept at developing and implementing marketing and business plans to support gr
owth and success.
Driving force behind new programs, systems, and initiatives resulting in improv
ed accountabilities.
Experienced in compliance with state and federal guidelines, mandates, and regu
latory requirements.
Skilled spokesperson in dialogue with the media; ability to write to influence
and for publication.
Janets skills in organization and implementation are superior which make her a s
uperb project manager or administrator. Her knowledge in entrepreneurship as we
ll as the community resources that are available is an asset to all that she ass
Beverly Bunker, Bureau Chief
Spring Valley Retirement Community - Administrator 2008 --- Present
Administrator for 38 assisted living apartments with over 25 staff members
Implemented marketing efforts which increased occupancy to 95%
Created new systems for tenant files, staff files, staff orientation, prospect
marketing and new tenant occupancy
Created tenant involvement by creating Tenant Council Meetings, Food Council, A
ctivity Council and Java with Janet sessions
Developed software solutions for nursing assessments which was commended by the
Dept. of Inspections and Appeals
Prepared and maintained all paperwork for Spring Valley Assisted Living Licensu
re Application
State of Iowa Education Consultant, Des Moines, Iowa 2000 2008
Successfully planned, organized and executed over 25 conferences and workshops
with attendees from 13 states and 3,000+ registrants. Developed and monitored si
x-figure annual budget.
Collaborated with agencies statewide to reorganize processes for federally and
state funded programs.
Acted as the states official representative at a host of professional organizat
ions and conferences.
Served as President and Executive Board member of National Consortium on Entrepr
eneurial Education
Des Moines Area Community College Director of Education, Ankeny, Iowa 1993 200
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Developed and implemented instructional programs to include course schedules, f
acilities, faculty, and marketing activities.
Assessed student educational and vocational needs, directing students towards c
areer path.
Audited accuracy and completeness of student and department data and prepared d
ata for Department of Corrections to use in annual assessments.
Forecasted and planned educational programs, including recruiting and supervisi
ng instructors.
Maintained key liaison position with Warden, Unit Managers, Security, DMACC Exe
cutive Dean, GED/ABE Director and the Education Director for Iowa Department of
Explored and designed vocational technical program including non-traditional jo
bs for women.
Convalescent Home for Children Vice President of Marketing, Johnston, Iowa 1990
Operated multiple affiliates and built each into a profitable business entity.
Implemented production standards, which increased speech productivity by 113% a
nd hearing productivity by 25%.
Prepared and managed budgets of over $900,000 to a 23% decrease in expenses.
Developed a Management Information System to provide more efficient use of all
Increased referral sources by 54%.
Des Moines Area Community College Director of Education
Des Moines Hearing & Speech Center Vice President Community Services
American Management Resources, Inc. Account Manager
Total Health Network Senior Account Executive
Assisted Living Administrator Certification
Long Term Care Administrator Certification
Master of Education Emphasis in Organizational Learning & Human Resource Devel
opment Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2002
Bachelor of Science Management I Marketing Major
Upper Iowa University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1990
Vocational Educational Teaching Certificate Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Received the Des Moines Convention and Visitor Bureau Hometown Hero Award for 20
Easter Seals Board of Directors
Bernie Lorenz Recovery, Inc.
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 1990-1991