Pat Jansen spent the first 58 years of her life in and around Detroit, Michigan.
She earned her degrees from Oakland University, in Rochester, Michigan.
- MBA – Conducted independent studies in finance and organizational behavior
- BS – Majored in management
Pat was fortunate to spend 28 years working for General Motors moving through several positions of greater responsibility in Quality Control and Program Management. In her final position before retirement, she led a global initiative to develop and implement common processes and systems to communicate supplier tooling rate requirements as part of the corporate globalization initiative. She managed a North American team of 40 people and an extended global team with members in Korea, China, Australia, Germany, and Brazil. She managed IT tools, system enhancement schedules, and budgets and met all headcount, timing, and budget targets.
Pat and her husband moved to Sedona in 1998 and immediately became actively involved in the community. She was employed as an adjunct professor at Yavapai College here in Prescott teaching various business classes including Introduction to Business, Principles of Supervision, Ethics in Business, and Human Relations in Business. She also taught similar online business courses for Rio Salado, Maricopa Community College, in Phoenix.
Currently, Pat’s primary focus is working with various non-profits to learn and to share her knowledge and experience with the community. Her volunteer activities include:
Sedona Public Library Board of Directors. 2011– 2018 Served as President for 3 years. Currently, volunteer in Friends of the Library Bookstore selling books on Amazon
ACF of Sedona Board of Advisors. 2012 – 2019 Served as Co-Chair for 2 years. Currently serves as Chair of the Events Committee and participates on both the Scholarship and Grants committees.
Steps to Recovery Homes Board of Directors, 2019 – Present. Currently serves as Board Secretary.
Desert Star Community School – Presently serves on Board.
Whenever possible, Pat and her husband enjoy traveling, particularly to visit their two children, 4 grandchildren, and extended family in Michigan.