My Jane Network News Newsletters started as a way share my business ventures and adventures, some history of my tap-dancing family and feature my Columbia College students. I have written over 30 newsletters and now have moved along from 40 years in business to 43! I know students like LaPrenza Andrews who just became a grandmother, Nezar Ziyad has children graduating from college, Jade Coleman in Property Management, Sharon Latson in Management with Chicago Women in Trades and
the list goes on.
I met and am still friends with Tony DeCavitch’s mother and dad, Tom & Jan and his aunt Grace Klebba. They became my “Senior” Events team and Tony sold me my car!
Meet Katja-Lindy Wilkinson, President and CEO of Picote Solutions. She came to Columbia from Finland and met many friends in my class. She reconnected and joined forces with a Tony DeCavitch, a former classmate who is now the Worldwide Director of Product Management. Speaking of turning – Pictote is a Finnish company marketed world-wide and they offer tools to refurbish drainage systems.
One of my first students was John Hellerman, an award-winning communications expert for professionals and their firms. President of Hellerman Communications, John is well-known in many circles. As a student in my class on that September 1991 day he struck me as a happy guy even if he is a Republican. John volunteered with The Eventors for a Walk Run event for Parkinson’s Disease and was the “go-to” guy on communication. He selected my phone number for a pager which is now my cell phone name; 312 217-JANE(5263) John and I are still in touch!