EdD, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President and Public Relations Strategist
📈 Maximizer | 📊 Strategic Planner | ✈️ Travel Enthusiast
Meet Janet Swiecichowski, an accomplished public relations strategist and systems thinker. She believes that effective public relations means cultivating relationships, forming partnerships, and empowering others to become ambassadors for a brand. With a forward-thinking mindset, Janet navigates the challenges of today while keeping a steadfast focus on the long-term success of an organization.
Janet’s track record includes national award-winning internal and external communication plans and community engagement initiatives. From introducing new programs to demystifying school funding, she understands what keeps school leaders awake at night and recognizes that strategic communication is crucial for achieving goals.
She brings more than two decades of experience in strategic planning, communications, and professional development. Known for her speaking engagements at professional associations such as NSPRA, PRSA, AASA, and state chapters, Janet consistently earns high ratings for her expertise and ability to translate complex strategies into simple, actionable steps.
An unwavering advocate for equity and excellence in education, Janet firmly believes that local schools are at the heart of every community and serve as the cornerstone of democracy. She collaboratively works with school leaders to foster meaningful engagement with parents, staff, and communities, all while ensuring decisions are made in the best interest of every child.
Janet holds a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the USC Rossier School of Education, with a research focus on employee well-being. Janet excels in supporting school leaders who want to reimagine education and lead transformational change. By identifying barriers to success, she guides teams in identifying innovative tactics and refocusing their work on what truly matters. Janet’s strategic approach empowers organizations to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and create a healthier mission-driven work environment.
Throughout her career, she has guided clients in both business and education sectors through various change initiatives, drawing insights and employing processes from change models such as ADKAR, Burke-Litwin, Kotter, Rogers, Fullan, Reeves, and more. As a public relations strategist, Janet’s emphasis is in understanding and addressing the needs, attitudes, and desired actions of stakeholders to drive success.
With Janet’s guidance, your organization can navigate complex challenges with confidence, adapt to evolving industry trends, and attract top talent to fuel your organization’s growth. From leadership communications to employee engagement and strategic planning, Janet’s holistic approach to communications will support your drive for long-term success.