has more than a decade of government affairs experience, including five years as a Senior Advisor to the European Union Delegation in Washington, D.C. and two years in the lobbying practice at a D.C. law firm. She also completed internships with the U.S. Senate and European Parliament. In addition to her legislative expertise, Jana brings wine industry exposure to her position after having worked in retail wine shops in Washington, D.C. and London and an agricultural perspective from growing up in a farming family.
Jana is responsible for strengthening and representing the Oregon wine industry’s voice in regulatory and government affairs matters at the federal, state and local levels. She serves as OWA’s liaison to the industry, recruiting and retaining members, and manages communications and media relations.
Jana is a 2004 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a master’s degree in International Affairs/International Business Diplomacy. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History and German from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a 2001 recipient of a Fulbright grant to Germany.