Janet Chihocky is the founder and CEO of JANSON, a successful communications, branding and analytics firm in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region that focuses primarily on the Department of Defense market. JANSON, which also has a presence in Huntsville, Ala., and Moline, Ill., is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.
As the head of her company, Janet leads a team of over 25 strategists, analysts, designers and communications professionals while serving as lead strategist for several of the firm’s accounts. Within the military market, Janet is a much sought-after speaker on such topics as brand positioning, market intelligence and strategic communications and serves as an advisor to military leaders and civilian executives. She is one of a few select business leaders invited to teach a military commander’s course for the Institute for Defense Business on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Janet began her career at Orbital Sciences Corporation in the corporate communications department, where she led the company’s global advertising campaign and served as a communications liaison for several of Orbital’s space launch missions.
Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Strayer University and gained additional education through one-to-one study with a senior lecturer at Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania.