Janice M. Saragoni
Saragoni & Company founder and President Janice M. Saragoni is a Boston native with more than 20 years experience in media relations, marketing and public affairs. Her firm’s experience in diverse business environments provides clients the ability to develop effective communications strategies and build important relationships that allow them to realize their goals.
Jan has been named to several notable lists, including Boston magazine’s “Fabulous Forty” and its “Fifty Most Powerful People in Boston.” She is a regular on-air contributor to the “Emily Rooney Show” on WGBH-FM, a PBS radio affiliate, where she co-hosts the “J-Squared” segment with WGBH-TV reporter Jared Bowen. Among her clients are the American Repertory Theater; Styleboston, a lifestyle TV program airing on ABC affiliate WCVB-TV/Channel 5; and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America (PhRMA), the Washington D.C.-based trade group for the nation’s pharmaceutical industry.
Active in the public arena, Jan has served as a director of several distinguished organizations including the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Lottery Commission and the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. She is a member of the U.S. Fund for Unicef's Women's Lunch Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of Save Venice, an organization dedicated to preserving that city's artistic heritage. She is also a member of the editorial advisory board for the Magazine of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Before launching her firm, Jan was director of marketing for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority/Hynes Convention Center, director of communications for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works and an assistant press secretary in the mayor’s office, Boston City Hall. As a reporter for the Associated Press, Jan worked in A.P. bureaus in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia.
Jan is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A. American Studies) and holds an M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also attended Cape Cod Community College and completed a program of advanced studies at the University of Perugia, Italy.