Janet joined Flood Communications in 2018 as a Senior Account Manager. In 2019, she was promoted to Vice President to oversee the Spanish sales operations for Telemundo Nebraska and KBBX Radio Lobo 97.7FM. In this role, she oversees the sales for all Flood sales activities across the company for these stations.
Janet graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Advertising. After graduation, she worked as the marketing assistant on a Congressional campaign in Kansas before moving to Omaha to begin her broadcast career.
Throughout the course of her career, she’s worked in positions from sales, Sales and National Sales Management, to Vice President and General Management of stations. Markets included Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point (NC), Charlotte (NC), West Palm Beach (FL), Phoenix (AZ), Las Vegas (NV), Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney, and Omaha DMAs.
- Television stations: KETV, KMTV, KHGI (NTV), KFXL, KVBC, KVWB, WNCN, WPBF, WGHP, WJZY (& WB station), WGGT (now WMYV)
- Cable Networks: Telemundo Nebraska, RFD-TV, FamilyNet Network (now Cowboy Channel), American Cable Reps
- Radio Stations: KBBX, KOIL, KEFM (Now KISO)
- Broadcast/Cable Companies: Flood Communications, NBC O&Os, Hearst, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Scripps, Journal Broadcasting, Capitol Broadcasting, Rural Media Group, Pappas Telecasting, Paxson Communications, Taft/Great American Broadcasting, Guilford Broadcasters
- Digital Companies: Hearst, Scripps, SOJERN
Janet helped found a broadcast automation company, Crispin Corporation, and served as VP of Sales and Marketing for two years before local TV recruited her back.
She was a co-founder of American Women in Radio & TV (now Alliance for Women in Media) chapters in five markets and served on the National Board of Directors for six years. She served on the national TVB Sales advisory board for four years.
Janet is an active member of the Greater Omaha Chamber President’s Club for membership recruitment. She made the Chairmen’s Circle for top sales two of two years she’s been involved. She is also an active member with AAF Omaha, CenterSphere, the West Omaha Chamber, and the Sarpy County Chamber. She also volunteers for different local charity events throughout the year to handle their marketing and PR.
FAMILY & FUN
Janet moved back to Nebraska to reunite with her college sweetheart, Kent, who at the time lived in Hastings, NE. She ran the Pappas TV stations (NTV, FOX, WB) covering Lincoln to Ogallala for three years before his job transferred them to Omaha. Together, they have the cutest rescue dog, Brandy!
Outside of work, Janet spends time working out six days a week, golf, photography, family history research for her mom, and traveling with friends.
Favorite Bands/Musicians: No favorite but tend to lean to Urban Adult Contemporary/Usher (I know I don’t fit the demo!)
Favorite Movie: “Caddyshack”, and anything in the series of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter
Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling, Edie Hand
Favorite Books: “Women of True Grit” by Edie Hand, “Genuine Elvis” by Edie Hand (Elvis’ cousin), “Soldier’s Ride” by Edie Hand
Favorite Business Books: “Brand Gap” by Marty Neumeier and “Ogilvy on Advertising” by David Ogilvy
Favorite Teams: Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Carolina Panthers, and KSU Football