Janelle Duray - Senior Vice President

Janelle Duray serves as the Senior Vice President of Jobs for America’s Graduates, a national nonprofit managed by Strategic Partnerships since its inception 36 years ago. In her role, Janelle is a key resource to JAG’s 33 State Affiliate Executive Directors, helping them to foster relationships with funders and organizations in order to further JAG’s mission. She also works with JAG National funders to develop strategic relationships that expand beyond financial development in order to fully engage JAG funders at the programmatic, local level with JAG Affiliate staff and students. Finally, in her role at JAG, Janelle works with JAG’s President, Mr. Ken Smith, and JAG’s National Board of Directors Members to expand JAG’s footprint, working with Governors, Chief State School Officers, and Commissioners of Workforce Development and Labor to bring JAG to new states.

Janelle received her Masters of Arts in Public Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 2010 and her Bachelors of Arts in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2007. Prior to her time at JAG and Strategic Partnerships, Janelle held positions at the Association of American Law Schools and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s office.

In her free time, Janelle enjoys traveling, reading and playing the piano.