Jana is dedicated to finding efficient ways to further the goals of DFDG and better the community. With a long history of marketing for both the architecture and design industries, her skillset includes proposal writing, interview preparation, marketing management, market research, business development and promotions. She is professional, dependable and extremely organized, and can offer innovative and creative ideas for effective marketing and business development.
Jana currently serves as the Chair for the EDDE Banquet for Arizona Association for Economic Development. Her most recent achievement was getting her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation. A CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and demonstrated their knowledge of the practice and related disciplines. She also serves as Executive Director, Tee it Up to Cure Leukemia a Non-Profit raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
One-on-One with Jana:
What is one of your greatest achievements?
Back in 2009, my great niece was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of two and half. Because they lived in a different state, I couldn’t be there to help the family. I decided to run a half marathon and raise money for the Leukemia Society. I felt such a great achievement that day raising $3000 for cancer research. From that meager beginning, Tee it Up to Cure Leukemia Up started. Over the last 9 years, the tournament has raised over $50,000. It humbles me every year the number of friends whose lives have been affected by Leukemia. I hope this small contribution brings an end to this horrible disease.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I would say bowling was what I did in my free time. For the past 20 years, I have been a competitive bowler. I have bowled a 300 game 4 times and had an 804 in a three-game series. My wins include the Mesa Metropolitan Bowling Association's Women's Singles Championship in 2013, Double's Championship in 2012, and the All-Events in 2012. My greatest bowling achievement was winning Bowling Journal's National Four-Game Tournament in 2004.
After witnessing the births of my grandchildren, I can't find a better way to spend my time than holding those babies in my arms.
What do you like most about working for DFDG?
I like the lack of egos. We are all good at what we do and could walk around like we know it, while only designing around our needs. That isn't how we work. Our goal is to provide each client with a building that works well both aesthetically and functionally, all while falling in line with their needs. This truly is high design.