Janice Gusich, APR, Vice Chair. Jan is founder of Akhia Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm focused on communications effectiveness across the organization, from its marketing, HR and internal communications departments to its board room. Jan founded the organization in 1996, growing it from a two-person firm to a staff of more than 50. She is now a minority owner and serves as founder and senior strategist. Akhia assists global B2B companies, providing expertise in corporate positioning, media relations, national product publicity, brand development, crisis communications and more.