Janet Wesley JPLF Board of Directors

Janet Wesley

Janet is the Director of Marketing and Development for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Janet oversees the marketing and development for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Her leadership builds to further engage Zoo visitors and donors in fun and meaningful experiences, and build upon the Zoo’s reputation as a valued community partner.

Having managed several successful marketing and fundraising campaigns, Janet believes nothing is more rewarding than matching your passion with your expertise; when that connection is made success happens. Starting her career 20 years ago in corporate marketing in the banking and property management industries, a progression to fundraising happened along the way.

During the past 10 years Janet has aligned her career with mission-driven organizations that resonate with her passion for education, animal welfare and environmental conservation. By focusing on each organization’s unique dynamics, Janet looks for creative ways to “connect the dots” and drive success.

A long-term Jacksonville resident, Janet obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Florida. In addition to serving on the Library Foundation’s board of directors, she also volunteers her time with the Friends of Jacksonville Animals beaches committee and supporting local animal rescue organizations.