August 27, 2013

Jeff Janas Is New Communications Manager

Jeff Janas

Today, Western Growers (WG) announced the appointment of Jeff Janas as its new communications manager in its Irvine office.

Jeff comes to WG from Arizona where he served as vice president of public affairs and communication at the Arizona Charter Schools Association.  He has extensive experience in government and communications having served previously as an appointee at the Ohio Department of Insurance in former Ohio Governor George Voinovich’s Administration and for eleven years as a congressional staffer at the U.S. House of Representatives. 

During his congressional career, Jeff served as director of committee operations at the House Administration Committee and also covered a multitude of topics including agriculture, insurance and transportation issues.

“We are very happy to welcome Jeff to the Western Growers staff,” said Sr. Director of Communications Wendy Fink-Weber. “He has a great deal of experience in government affairs and communications and will make significant contributions to our efforts to advance the public policy goals of our members.”

Jeff is an Ohio native and graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he earned a B.S. in Communications degree.  He will edit WG’s twice-weekly electronic newsletter, Spotlight, handle news monitoring, and contribute to issues management, social media, media relations and several writing and editing projects.