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Executive Vice President


Jane Lane,  Executive Vice President of Johnston Associates and the Director of the firm’s Communications Practice, is a veteran communications specialist, having served for more than 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor,  a Press Secretary for numerous political campaigns and Communications Director for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.


Jane’s career in the press has included positions as reporter, executive editor, and general manager for a number of newspapers throughout New England. Jane has also served as Press Secretary for the Congressional campaigns of Phil Johnston and Congressman John Tierney, as well as the gubernatorial campaign of former Congressman Brian Donnelly. In 2000, Jane was named Communications Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. In that capacity, she was responsible for implementing and overseeing media strategies for Democratic candidates for the state Legislature and the U.S. House and Senate. Jane also served as Communications Director for the 2002 and 2004 Democratic Coordinated Campaigns and was part of the Massachusetts delegation to the Democratic National Convention in 2004.


In 2005, Jane joined Johnston Associates as Director of Communications.  Jane has since built her client list to include major real estate developers, fortune 500 companies, statewide and national health care organizations, and community health centers from across the United States. In addition, she represented Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi during the successful effort to enact healthcare reform in Massachusetts.  With years of experience in strategic and crisis communications, Jane frequently serves as spokesperson for many of her clients in print and electronic media outlets throughout New England.  Jane has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Northeastern University.

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