Team WeCOACH

 

Jan Whitbeck

Senior Director of Events & Branding

 

 

 

With 20+ years of event management, media, marketing, and collegiate athletics experience, Jan became the director of events for WeCOACH in June 2019 and was promoted to senior director of events & branding in January 2021.

 

Before WeCOACH, Jan served as the Director of Events for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Annually, she executed their signature events, including the Annual Celebration, Distinguished Teaching Awards, Alumni Awards, Ski-U-Mania and alumni events for athletics post-season games.

 

Prior to the University of Minnesota, Jan was the Marketing and Campus Relations Coordinator for the University of Wyoming Residence Life and Dining Services. She also spent ten years working for iHeart Media in Denver as a Promotions & Marketing Director and as an Account Executive for both AM and FM stations. While there, she managed key national accounts, including Coors, Hershey, and Dos Equis, as well as co-produced the Gears, Games & Gadgets Expo and coordinated station events for the Susan G. Komen Denver Race for the Cure, and the CU/CSU Rocky Mountain Showdown football games.

 

As a former women’s basketball student-athlete at Glendale Community College (AZ) and Western State Colorado University, Jan was an all-RMAC honorable mention performer and was the recipient of the WSCU Paul W. Wright Female Athlete of the Year award. She also served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Western State Colorado University and Regis University.

 

Jan holds a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and in her spare time loves traveling, boating, hiking, attending Minnesota Lynx games and Golden Gopher sporting events. She resides in Minneapolis with her wife Julie and two Beagles, Dylan & Josie.