Jane Adams is a highly respected professional with thirty years of association management experience with state and national park and recreation non-profit organizations. Jane served as the Executive Director of the California Park & Recreation Society in Sacramento, California from 1983 to 2013. As one of the largest park and recreation professional organizations in the country with over 4200 members, CPRS provides the leadership to advance the positive impact and value of the profession on society. Jane now serves as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Park & Recreation Administration. Jane actively seeks opportunities to advocate for the profession at the state and national levels to develop collaborative relationships to achieve professional and organizational goals. Jane is also a frequent speaker to local, state and national organizations; speaking before audiences of 20 to 2,000.
Graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, and Master’s Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.