Inspired by fifteen years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, Jan has cornered the association and corporate convention market. And over the past 17+ years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, training sessions, employee retreats and banquets such as the Toyota Women’s Conference, Henry Ford Health Centers women’s conference, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women events, Anthem Blue-Cross, the Federal Reserve Banks, Women in Insurance & Financial Services and the Mayo Clinic. Jan was featured in the “Wall Street Journal” as one of the top convention comedians whose material is clean and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing. Jan is also a professional comedy writer who has sold comedy material to just about everyone. . . from the Tonight Show monologue, to greeting cards, hundreds of radio stations and even guests on the “Jerry Springer Show” (yes, some of it is staged), and a syndicated cartoon strip. She is also the author of “Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds.” Born in D.C., Jan was in charge of the “Joke of the Day” for her junior high school lunch table. Not surprisingly, she majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station.