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Jane Acton

Senior Advisor

About Jane

Jane started her communications career several decades ago in television news in Detroit. From there she built an eclectic professional portfolio by working in event promotion and sports marketing, public and media relations for Olympia Stadium and the Detroit Red Wings; as director of communications for the Michigan office and national headquarters of the Mental Health Association; and in public relations for several Chicago agencies on accounts like the Miss America Pageant; Whirlpool Corporation; American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists; and Dr. Scholl’s. From Chicago, she moved to Tampa, where she landed a front-office position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as director of community relations and luxury suite management. The Bucs hosted Super Bowl XXV during Desert Storm, which required additional security coordination to protect VIPs attending the game in the luxury suites.

With military service across generations on both sides of her family, Jane has an abiding love and respect for and a commitment to the uniformed services.

Athletic and health conscious, she became a group fitness instructor and taught a variety of class formats for 15 years.

In 2011, Jane was fortunate to align both those passions when she returned to the workforce as a contractor for the Military Health System/Defense Health Agency, where’s she’s spent a good portion of her professional time. She’s also garnered experience consulting with other military and federal health-related organizations, such as Army Blast Injury Research; Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care; Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and Health and Human Services.

Jane graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. She’s married to RADM (Ret.) John Acton, USCGR. They have two adult children. Jane and John will soon live on a small bucolic farm outside Charlottesville.

Career Highlights

  • Senior Advisor, Ward Circle Strategies, supporting the Military Health System/Defense Health Agency as publications team co-lead
  • Senior Outreach Manager, Strategic Outreach for the MHS/DHA, working closely with military and veteran service organizations and expanding the DHA outreach footprint
  • Director, Community Relations and Luxury Suite Management for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3 Fun Facts

  • Was a Michigan football sideline photographer for the university yearbook; covered women’s sports for The Michigan Daily. (Go Blue!)
  • Promoted championship boxing, including International Boxing Hall of Famer Tommy Hearns, in Detroit.
  • Oversaw luxury suites and guest services for Super Bowl VVX at Tampa Stadium (during Desert Storm—super high security—watched part of the game with the FBI sharp shooters on the stadium roof!)