Jan Girardi - Special Assistant

Jan Girardi is the oldest (possibly wisest) but newest member of the team. She has a long history and checkered past of work experience which began by directing dietary departments in hospitals. After a hiatus to have 2 children she was called to work on a political campaign in the Richmond area which turned into a mini career with a couple of Senate races, a Delegate race and assorted sheriffs and local officials. That experience led to fund raising, event planning, consulting and other interesting promotional and political experiences working for statewide and national non-profits, trade organizations and The State Fair. 

Becoming aware of buckets lists, Jan and her daughter, Lisa, bought a business of their very own - Ardley, Inc. - a boutique on the fashionable Avenues of Libbie and Grove in Richmond. After much success and 10 years of being on the road, life made it clear that they had "been there, done that" and a change needed to be made. 

As luck would have it, another campaign came along and off she went to work on a City Council race and, once again, was called to work for City Council and has been there for the past 10 years until joining the team at Alliance in 2013. 

Interesting facts about Jan:
1. Jan is a native Richmonder and graduated from James Madison University. 
2. A collector of an embarrassing numbers of cookbooks and a kitchen maven by birth, Jan is happiest baking and cooking. 
3. She has a HUGE orange tabby cat with a clever and original name, Cat.