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Jan Hatchette named First Deputy Director for Communications for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

JAN HATCHETTE – Following an extensive national search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) named Jan its first Deputy Director for Communications in March of this year. She leads the development, execution, and management of innovative and integrated marketing and communications strategies for VMFA. This new position oversees marketing, publications, public relations, audience development, graphic design and digital media.

“As a native of Chesterfield County, I am excited and honored to join VMFA because it is such an important cultural and educational resource for all Virginians. I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside director Alex Nyerges, the executive leadership team, and the amazing and dedicated staff to enhance VMFA’s position as an industry leader,” Jan said. “I’m invested in helping enrich the museum’s reputation and attracting audiences from our hometown of Richmond and around the globe.”

As an experienced marketing and communications professional, she spent 17 years at the University of Richmond. Most recently, she served as senior director of marketing strategy and services where she was responsible for leading the development and implementation of integrated strategic marketing communications that enhance the university’s brand and reputation. Prior to the University of Richmond, Jan was a marketing manager focused on business development at Mays & Valentine, LLP (currently Troutman Sanders, LLP) and began her career as a public relations officer for Central Fidelity Bank (currently Wells Fargo).

Jan is actively involved in her community and is a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County. She is Co-Chair of the MMHMF Scholarship Committee and is the daughter of the late Hugh Hatchette and the late Hilda Hatchette, and the granddaughter of the late Martha Mason Hill.

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