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Janis Whitaker

Air Force Veteran Spouse
President / Co-Founder / VetCTAP Executive Director
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Since 2009, Ms. Whitaker has provided workshops in job search techniques. In 2011, she transferred those skills to work with to military and veterans transitioning into the civilian workplace. Janis is one of the founders of JBS Transition Experts.

Janis has authored the popular book, Interviewing by Example and has been a long time speaker, management trainer, and University adjunct faculty member. She has been quoted in numerous newspapers, magazines and other media, including Inc. Magazine because of her interviewing expertise.

Janis is also Sr. Learning and Development Professional with over 25 years in the industry. Janis is certified in numerous nationally recognized Leadership Programs and has traveled across the country providing leadership training to corporations, including several Fortune 500 Companies. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Performance.

In 2017, Janis was honored to be a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s, “Military and Veteran Entrepreneur Awards”. She was also recognized by Senator Joel Anderson as a “California Hero”.  In 2019 Janis was a finalist for the Connected Women of Influence Award for "Women Breaking Barriers".

Recently Janis has earned these prestigious awards:

  • 2020: Outstanding Leadership Award, North San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020: Hero Spotlight Award, Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Her husband is a retired Air Force Officer.

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