Top 20 Professionals: Jan Finazzo -- Tastefully Simple
Jan Finazzo is the project management office senior lead at Tastefully Simple.
"With intelligence, grace, approachability, hard work and humor, Jan works continually... to improve project processes and create consistency throughout the company," noted nominator Bev Paulin.
"Her leadership inspires many - in ways both big and small," Paulin added. "Whether she's working with the top leaders of our company to prioritize huge initiatives or facilitating meetings about technology requests, Jan focuses on what matters most - and makes everyone feel valued and included in the process.
"On top of being an excellent role model, Jan also offers the greatest possible gifts to her team - an open door and a humble heart. Everyone feels comfortable talking to her candidly, knowing that she is always open to new ideas, unconventional solutions to create better results, and finding ways to help every member of her team follow their passions.
Finazzo also serves on the volunteer board for Habitat for Humanity, is active with the United Way and is a religious education teacher at St. Mary's Church.
"Her outstanding contributions both as a member of Tastefully Simple's leadership team and as an active volunteer in the community make her an ideal candidate for this honor," noted nominator Michele Neale.