Jan and I worked together for over a decade transforming a multibillion-dollar, multistate organization from an affiliation of independent parts to a successful and cohesive operating company. Jan's contributions in the areas of leadership, talent development and organizational savvy were key. Her intelligence, compassion and insight were highly valued by the leadership of the organization. Jan developed and led the processes that developed the initial management systems for the integrated system. Her responsibilities included talent management and development. She expanded her leadership responsibilities to include personally networking and coaching "up and comers", women and other key constituencies. Her personalized touch with these emerging leaders grew the trust necessary for the organization to transform. Organizational design, political savvy, talent development, communications and pragmatic common sense are central to Jan's skill portfolio. She is a valued and trusted teammate.