Jana is passionate about training and believes the knowledge gained can lead to improved employee commitment, engagement and lower turnover. Graduating from Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Business Management, Jana began her career in the restaurant industry. She spent eight years managing all aspects of restaurant operations in positions of increasing responsibility.
A chance encounter at a restaurant led Jana to a new career opportunity. Aldi was entering the market and became her career focus in 1996. Jana dedicated long hours, weekends and holidays to the growing, innovative company. Through her tenure, she built her foundational knowledge of retail grocery operations. Jana was hired as a District Manager at Aldi where she shared her expertise with her team. She was responsible for employee staffing, retention, store financials, and store maintenance. As a District Manager, she also carried the title of Corporate Trainer. Some of Jana’s training topics included; Computer Based Training for retail employees, Point of Sale Training, Management Leadership Development, College Intern Training, District Manager Training, Sexual Harassment, Customer Service, Complaint Resolution, and Inventory Control.
Jana joined AWG in 2012 as an AWG Brand Sales Representative. The following year she moved to Deli/Bakery Specialist, and for the past three years has been an Ad Coordinator in the Kansas City Division. Jana and her husband, George, have been married for over 20 years and have two children. Their family enjoys spending long days at the Lake of the Ozarks and visiting with family and friends.
Certified Instructor- National Registry of Food Safety and Servsafe.