Jan Hatchette, currently serves as the first Deputy Director for Communications for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She oversees marketing, publications, public relations, graphic design, digital media, and audience development and community engagement. Jan is responsible for leading the development, and execution of innovative and integrated marketing and communications strategies, including elevating the museum’s industry reputation to match its outstanding collections and exhibitions.
As an experienced marketing and communications professional, Hatchette has spent the past 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, Hatchette 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). She received a master of liberal arts degree with a concentration on African American studies from the University of Richmond and a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is actively involved in her community and is a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County.