Jane Adams

Jane Adams is a highly motivated and organized professional with twenty years of association management experience with state and national park and recreation non-profit organizations. Jane possesses strong communication and leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Currently, Jane is Executive Director of the California Park &  Recreation Society in Sacramento, California. As one of the largest park and recreation professional organizations in the country with over 4200 members, CPRS provides the leadership to advance the positive impact and value of the profession on society. Jane was a member of the CPRS VIP Steering Committee that developed the profession's first strategic plan, Creating Community in the 21st Century, and is now instrumental in the statewide implementation of the plan. Jane actively seeks opportunities to advocate for the profession at the state and national levels to develop collaborative relationships to achieve professional and organizational goals. She networks regularly with a variety of state and national organizations and agencies. She serves as the CPRS spokesperson to national, state, and local government officials; nonprofit organizations; and federal and state agencies. She is a frequent speaker to local, state and national organizations; speaking before audiences of 20 to 2,000. She is trained in public speaking, achieving CTM (Competent Toastmaster) designation by Toastmasters, International.  Member: National Recreation & Park Association, California Park & Recreation Society, and the American Society of Association Executives. She recently joined the Dean's Leadership Council for Penn State University's Department of Health and Human Development. Graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, and Master's Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She received the Garrett G. Eppley Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University's Recreation and Park Administration in 1997. Jane enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and hiking. She lives in Sacramento with husband David and daughter Katie.