Janice Downes

Marketing Strategist

How did you get here?

Years ago Dan McNerney hired me to produce the company newsletter for Barnes Insurance Group. I left for a career in Broadcasting as a Radio Personality and Marketing Consultant, and eventually started my own Advertising Agency. After several years working for myself, I was ready to become part of a team again and a Marketing position was available.

What is your favorite part of working at SMS?

The opportunity to work for the McNerney’s & JoAnn again. I really appreciate everything they do for their employees, especially after working elsewhere. They go out of their way to provide a positive, friendly, motivational team environment where I immediately felt connected and appreciated.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love photography & doing anything creative. Since both of my daughters are involved in cheerleading, Jessy is a coach at Eagle Elite, and Jenna cheers at Rock Bridge and also competes for Eagle, I look forward to cheer competition road trips & Friday night football. I love Spring Break in Pensacola Beach with my family, and have a German Shepherd, Boston Terrier and Chihuahua/MinPin mix. We also adopted our first cat, Nila, this year.

What can you help agents with?

I am constantly creating strategic, useful content and thinking up ways to personally connect and communicate with agents through social media and other channels to humanize, personalize and showcase the many ways we are real people here to help you.

What should your job title be?

Marketing Strategist... So I guess I nailed it!