National FFA Organization names director of marketing, communications, branding

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Kristy Meyer
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012/National FFA Organization) – Janet E. (Jan) Chronic has been named director of marketing, communications and brand management at the National FFA Organization.

Previously, she was director of marketing and communications at the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

Chronic has more than 25 years of experience as a business, marketing, communications and brand strategist and has directed high-performance marketing organizations in a variety of diverse company environments, including food service, financial services, travel and tourism, publications, engineering, software, pharmaceuticals, museums and nonprofits. She has helped organizations achieve global success by increasing market share, brand awareness and shareholder value.

Originally from Robinson, Ill., Chronic earned an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.

Chronic will lead a division that drives strategy behind marketing, communications, branding, social networking, video production, media relations and licensing. The division supports 52 state FFA associations and 7,489 local FFA chapters.

“The success of any organization resides within its people,” Chronic said. “FFA has a powerful message that has a significant impact on lives. We provide leadership for agricultural education throughout the world. One of our key responsibilities as an organization is to convey our story in ways that will ultimately provide endless opportunities to every student in every classroom every day.”

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.