Janet Henderson

Janet Rotary ClubJanet Lee Henderson has over 25 years experience in public relations, marketing, and more recently video production.

The first woman in Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL) to be invited to join the downtown Rotary Club (1989), Ms. Henderson is a well-connected and respected member of business communities around the country.

Her work experiences include management positions with Hill & Knowlton, International Public Relations and Public Affairs Counseling Firm, where she also conducted speaker and media training sessions; legislative aide work for Senator Helen Gordon Davis; and corporate spokesperson roles with GTE Corporation and its cellular division GTE Cellular Communications (now Verizon). She created a public relations division at Paradigm Communications, where she also managed marketing, advertising, and sales promotions for clients such as the Tampa-Hillsborough County Convention and Visitors Association and projects with The Florida Aquarium, MOSI and Busch Gardens. The award-winning “Tampa, What A Great Idea” logo and marketing campaign (introduced in 1994 and still in use today) was created under her account stewardship. In addition, Janet was head of the Technophone cellular telephone account which became a division of Nokia Mobile Phones. See the list of past and present clients. Should you have specific questions of what we did for whom, just contact us and we’ll tell you all about it!

Janet and Henderson

Janet and Henderson

A single mother, Ms. Henderson has been a dedicated school volunteer, helping create a successful charter school, and serving as president of its parent / teacher organization for several years. She also chaired school fundraising activities including golf tournaments, seasonal festivals, musical concerts and reading for fun programs. She was a member of the Junior League of Tampa, Atlanta, Houston and Brevard N.C., a past board member for Tampa Crossroads and the March of Dimes and received the Distinguished Sales Award from the National Sales & Marketing Executives. She was a Girl Scout Leader for over seven years and has served as the PR consultant (pro bono) for Voices for Children, the fund raising arm for the Guardian ad Litem program in Tampa and for the Tampa Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s annual Cattle Barons’ Ball, and the Boy’s & Girl’s Club. She currently serves as board chairman of the downtown Rotary public relations / communications committee and is a board member for the Artists’ & Writers’ Foundation and annual Ball.

Janet’s great-grandfather, Francisco Garcia, was a pioneer in cigar manufacturing in West Tampa, New York City, and Havana, Cuba. Her great, great grandfather, W. B. Henderson, was a Tampa cattle baron and city pioneer. Another great grandfather was the first postmaster general for Port Tampa and her great grandmother, Mabel Bean, was a spy for Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish/American War, taking secret messages by bicycle from the Tampa Bay Hotel (now Tampa University) to the fort at Port Tampa. One of her grandmothers was a Ziegfeld Follies Girl in New York City in the 1920’s.

She currently maintains offices in Tampa, FL and in Brevard, NC, but has clients and projects throughout the US.

Office Phone: 828.883.4888 | Mobile: 813.992.7758 | email: janet@henderson-inc.com
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