School of Business


Janette Petro

Janette is an accomplished business executive with a proven record in strategic planning, marketing, product management, communications, and project supervision.  She has a career history of establishing and managing effective marketing practices in diverse industries. 

Janette began her career in 1987 at as a management trainee at Ameritrust, which merged with Society and subsequently KeyCorp. While at Key, she held positions of progressively advancing management responsibilities in marketing and product management. She advanced to Vice President, Marketing Director in the Commercial Bank, leading marketing for Treasury Management, International Banking, and Key Global Finance until 2001. After leaving Key, Janette held marketing leadership positions at Agilysys, Squire Sanders, Fifth Third Bank, and the Visiting Nurse Association.  Her skills include strategic planning, integrated brand development programs, web site development, project management, and media relations.  

Janette has also served on several non-profit boards of directors, including Opera Cleveland, the YMCA, the March of Dimes, and the Center for Families and Children.  

Janette earned a B.S. in Integrated Life Sciences and M.B.A. in Business Administration at Kent State University.


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