Jan has had a 25-year career in public interest environmental and clean energy advocacy in Pennsylvania.
She currently provides consulting on environmental policy and outreach, strategic communications, fundraising and the development and implementation of issue campaigns. Her clients include the William Penn Foundation, the Keith Campbell Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation, the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, Hanger for Governor campaign, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, and the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.
She worked for 13 years at PennFuture where she helped develop successful campaigns that created policies to grow the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, enacted regulations to cut toxic mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, gained voter approval of the largest environmental bond in state history, and enacted the state’s first electronic recycling law. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named her one of the ten most influential people influencing the debate over Marcellus shale gas drilling.
Jan worked for 10 years at the Pennsylvania Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation where she was the Pennsylvania grassroots coordinator. For two years, she coordinated a coalition of consumers and environmental organizations in the Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Affordable Energy which sought to gain consumer protections and clean energy incentives in the restructuring of the utility industry.