Steve Jahn, Vice President and Executive Director, Eau Claire

Steve Jahn, Vice President and Executive Director, Eau Claire:

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Areas of Expertise:

Newspaper/magazine publishing, marketing/communications, content development/strategies, public speaking, advocacy, advertising/PR, strategic partnerships/collaborative development, economic development, talent development, strategic planning

Steve is a native of Appleton, WI, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Steve is a longtime and current resident of Menomonie WI, with over 30 years’ experience in the publishing world. He joined Dowell Management in September 2014 as our Vice President and serves as the Executive Director for Momentum West, based in Eau Claire. Since 2007, Steve was vice president/publisher of Finance & Commerce, Inc. He led the Dolan Company’s Twin Cities operations, publishers of Finance & Commerce, Capitol Report/Politics in Minnesota, and Minnesota Lawyer. His responsibilities included overseeing operations with a staff of 60 employees involved in producing news, data and information. From 1996-2007 he was publisher of the Dunn County News and held several upper management positions at Chippewa Valley Newspapers, a regional group of newspapers in west central Wisconsin.

What industries have you worked in?

Economic development, business, information/data, newspaper/magazine publishing, advertising/marketing

What are you complimented on most in your work?

Ability to establish and guide collaborative efforts, creating staff unity and motivation

What one problem are you best at solving for your clients?

Driving and completing projects on time and with positive results

What are you most passionate about – professionally and personally?

Professionally, Meeting deadlines and expectations

Personally, Leisure time with friends and family