Janet Parker serves as the business development director at Innovate Mississippi.
Previously, Janet was vice president of public relations for Maris, West & Baker Advertising. Prior to that, she served as a business consultant and worked with Fortune 500 clients in the United States, Canada and Trinidad specializing in speaker development for executives, leadership coaching, communication skill development and training, media coaching and meeting moderation.
Specializing in addressing communication competencies, Janet has trained and coached top level international executives, supervisors, mid-level managers and support staff. She has also worked extensively as a meeting moderator and has led peer discussions in more than 55 cities nationwide.
Janet spent 11 years as an award-winning pharmaceutical sales representative, working with one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world. She was also the host of the Emmy award-winning and #1 locally produced television show in Mississippi, “Mississippi Outdoors.” Janet has represented products and services for many companies and industries, with clients including Bancorp South, Southern Farm Bureau, the ESPN radio local affiliate, Skinner’s GM Superstore and many more. She has also appeared in numerous television commercials, radio advertisements and print materials.
Janet was named among the Top 10 Business Women in Mississippi in 2012 by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Janet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.