Testimonials

“I worked closely with Janna during her time at CME Group and highly recommend her as a communications expert. Janna’s secret sauce is her personable nature blended with her ability to craft and deliver messages in a powerful way. Her ability to build trust, understand an individual and the organization, and then deliver a message that resonates with the audience is uncanny. At CME, Janna was hired as our communications expert on a highly visible, strategic project. She worked with a variety of stakeholders and seamlessly navigated the various cross-functional opinions by making each individual feel heard and involved. She led the development of several infographics and brochures, drafted internal memos on behalf of the Managing Director of Marketing, and drafted a communication plan as we can use as we roll out the effort more broadly.”

Tracy Walter
Senior Program Manager, Strategy & Execution, CME Group


“Janna played a critical role in the production of SuperHealing Secrets with Dr. Elaine Ferguson, my pledge program that premiered on Public Television in December, 2015. Also, she was key to the update and redesign of my website and brand. Thank you, Janna!”

Dr. Elaine Ferguson
MD and author of SuperHealing


“Janna knows how to creatively and effectively reach an audience in a captivating and engaging way that draws them in and leaves them wanting more.”

Marion K. Gross
Sr. VP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, McDonald’s N.A.


“…that one video, which earned you 2nd place at the New York Film Festival, was the catalyst that allowed me to retain my client for over 10 years and moved them from 6% market share to over 34% in just 4 years.”

Steve St John, President
National Training Programs, Inc.


“I have worked with Janna for over 25 years… She has produced videos, assisted in the development of strategies and developed communications strategies for various initiatives. I have always appreciated her candor, professionalism and amazing communications talent. She took the time to understand my business and was always spot on with her solutions. She is a top shelf contributor.”

Robert C. Marshall, VP Restaurant Operations
McDonald’s Corporation


“Janna came over with her complete crew, juggled all the many tasks, managed a major event with Princess Anne of Great Britain. She then helped us leverage footage and photographs for our Annual reports. Overall, she captured the hearts and minds of our many clients. She understands how to multi-task with love and patience.”

Esther Akafia, Attorney and Managing Director
Opportunity International, Ghana


“Janna was a crucial team member on our short engagement. She took the lead on writing content, organizing content and designing it in a way that exceeded my vision. I was thinking a simple PowerPoint and Janna took it a step further into a glossy brochure that were now using to drive change. Her voice and content was on point and it even nudged us further in a positive direction. I’ve recently launched the document to our Sales team and in a 160 year old company that fears change, it is making a difference.”

Michelle Egan
Director, Customer Experience, CME Group


“Most impressively, Janna produced an animated piece on the Impact of Women on the Economy which she researched, wrote, and directed.”
Kathryn C. Vander Zanden

Vice President, Senior Managing Director
Harris Private Bank


“ I worked with Janna on an award winning commercial and a high profile corporate family event. She rocks. What a pro!”

Jim Corti, Artistic Director
Paramount Arts Center, Aurora, IL


“On every project Janna brings creativity, intelligence, focus, integrity and a kindness that helps shape a group of professional contractors into a cohesive team. I am constantly amazed by her ability to get a quick read on an organization… and shape an action plan that can be implemented in a reasonable timeframe.”

Harry N. Speros, Managing Principal
PS America and Techmark


“My experience with Ms. Janna R. Cosby was as Head of Investments for BMO-Harris Private Client Group (a national enterprise advising on over $30 billion in discretionary assets under management). Ms. Cosby played a critical role in the development and implementation of a consistent client and market identity/message across the entire network. Additionally, Ms. Cosby successfully integrated the overall marketing and communication strategy with the overall business strategy such that the impact was felt both at the client revenue level and the brand management level. In particular Ms. Cosby did an exemplary job of producing several video interviews with both executive management and client relationship managers that would deliver both a value proposition message and simultaneously highlight the internal talent of the organization. Ms. Cosby’s experience in event management coordination assured the consistency of brand identity, messaging, and firm differentiation during corporate/client gatherings and promotions. Ms. Cosby’s extensive corporate experience, incredible energy, creative ideas, teamwork enthusiasm, and professional management style was a terrific asset to the organization. ”

José L. Santillan, CFA, Retired National Head of Investments,
BMO-Harris Private Client Group, Chicago, Illinois


“Janna consistently applied creativity and delivered timely and high-quality communication strategies, corporate videos, and employee meetings. Janna relates well to people at all levels and roles in the organization, from the C-Suite to the front lines. She is comfortable in any setting and is an excellent listener and presenter.”

Laura J Cinat, Founder
Cinat Consulting LLC


“Janna’s genuine warmth and professional curiosity are instrumental in helping her subject’s identify and give voice to the stories they need to share. While applying her gifts as an interviewer, she has gained the trust of many of the nation’s largest trust families to unfold and preserve their family’s personal and corporate narratives.”

Jane Nierman, Writer and Public Relations Consultant


“…Janna Cosby has spent her life helping people and organizations communicate their messages effectively through video.”

Ken Knutson, Journalist
The Hinsdalean