Janice McLaury

Ms. Janice McLaury brings 20 years of strategic planning and project management experience to the Defense Business Board (DBB).  She joined the DBB in September 2022, with a professional background in public affairs and public relations and as a seasoned researcher, writer, and analyst.  Her expertise and knowledge span a broad array of industries, including technology, energy, telecom, military, pharmaceuticals, education, workforce partnerships, inward investment, and public-private partnerships.  With a focus on performance management and accountability, she has a successful history of establishing new client-services divisions and expanding business operations as well as of working with high-level executives to mange crisis communications, penetrate new markets, and analyze data to make informed decisions and implement strategic guidance.

A native of California, she earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at San Diego.  Immediately upon graduating, Ms. McLaury relocated to Washington, D.C. where she and her husband enjoy exploring the nation’s capitol and its history, coaching their three children in their passions, and serving nonprofits in an advocacy role.