As the President & CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Janice leads the 300 artisans and administrators who have made the 40-year-old cultural gem the largest non-profit theatre organization in the nation. She welcomes the greater Denver community to engage with the six pillars of the DCPA: Broadway, Theatre Company, Cabaret, Off-Center, Education and Event Services. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff for Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock for five years where she oversaw 60 appointees and 26 departments. She also served as the Executive Director of Colorado Concern, an alliance of top executives from across the state with a common interest in enhancing and protecting Colorado’s business climate.
Janice continually draws from her dynamic professional experiences, integrating her personal passion for rich, cultural experiences and access to education with her interest in politics and desire to give back to the community. Her career includes co-founding Pinnacle Public Affairs, a Denver-based political and non-profit consulting firm and serving as the Manager of Community Relations, Corporate Communications for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. Her love for community building and public services began upon her graduation from the University of Northern Colorado when she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for newly-elected U.S. Senator Wayne Allard.
Janice has been recognized by 5280 magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in Denver, by Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in 2016, by the Girl Scouts of Colorado as a Woman of Distinction, and by the University of Northern Colorado Department of Political Science and International Affairs as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. She is a fourth-generation Coloradan who was born and raised in Fort Collins, and she enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling the world, as well as enjoying arts and culture with her friends and family.