Janet Parker
Development Director


  • Delivering dynamic business pitches

As the business development director at Innovate Mississippi, Janet develops and cultivates business partnerships throughout the state for 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 skills training, media coaching and meeting moderation.

Janet was named among the Top 10 Business Women in Mississippi in 2012 by the Mississippi Business Journal, and she was inducted into the National Speaker’s Association in 2008.

Janet received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Link to Janet’s full bio here.