Jan Wood

Jan Wood

Currently resides in Calgary, Alberta where she is the Vice President of the Calgary Marketing Association and owns her own marketing company. 2011 to 2014 she lived in Denver Colorado where she worked with OpenWorld Learning, a non-profit organization that supported after school learning using computer programming. From 2009 to 2011,

Jan travelled extensively teaching English at two private international schools in Thailand and volunteering for Elimu in Kenya, tutoring the children of Nyumbani Kwetu Home, as well as offering planning and development consulting for the establishment of Elimu as a charitable organization. Jan has over 20 years in the marketing profession with ten of those at Canada Post Corporation where she specialized in International Product Development and was in various management and leadership roles.

She also worked as National Marketing Manager of Travel CUTS (Canadian Universities Travel Services). Jan is a founding member of the Elimu board of directors and was instrumental in designing the strategy for taking Elimu from our founders’ project to a formal charitable entity. She led Elimu as Chairperson from 2018 – 2021.

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