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Jan Gentry


Jan Gentry's professional expertise includes more than 25 years of experience in Marketing Management, Brand Management, Strategic Planning and Business Development. The scope of her skill set includes development and implementation of marketing plans, brand strategies and tactics, integrated marketing communication, market research and consultative selling.

Over the course of her career, it has been Jan's pleasure to work for corporations in the area of CPG; such as Nestle Waters N.A., Unilever N.A., Sara Lee Foods and National Pasteurized Eggs, Inc., (a Post Holdings, Inc. subsidiary) – all of which are forward thinking and intentional about their partnerships with the communities they serve and commitment to the sustainability of our environment. However, during the early course of her professional career, it became apparent to Jan that she had more than an obligation to help influence consumption of consumer products. She also had a personal concern for the viability of natural resources and the land that produces them; particularly, water.

Moreover, her own immediate family, who were prominent members of a farming community and entrepreneurial in spirit and practice, instilled in her a deep appreciation for having high quality food, water and soil. She is also passionate about helping those who are not in a position to readily help themselves – communities that are notably disenfranchised, enveloped by health disparities and, unfortunately, often disregarded.