Jan Du Plain serves as the CEO and President of Du Plain Global Enterprises, Inc., a global public relations and special events company that represents a variety of media, international, cultural and diplomatic organizations.
Du Plain began her career on her father’s award-winning weekly newspaper in California, followed by a stint at a well-known literary agency in Hollywood, representing authors, screenwriters and actors for motion picture companies. She also worked as the public relations liaison for CBS Cinema Center Films in New York City, public relations director of historic Ford’s Theatre, and for 15 years as the public relations director for WETA TV and Radio, the third largest public broadcasting station in the United States.
For the last fifteen years, Du Plain has primarily served DC’s diplomatic and international community”touted as the largest and most influential in the world. She served on Cultural Tourism DC’s executive team that launched Passport DC* and Around the World Embassy Tour noted as one of DC’s most celebrated festivals today— and continues her embassy work today with CTDC as well as the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center/World Trade Center, DC; Events, DC’S Embassy Chef Challenge, among many others.
Du Plain is a longtime member of Protocol & Diplomacy International — Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA), the International Correspondents Committee of the National Press Club (NPC) and serves on the Leadership Council of the Women’s Business Collaborative, as well as on the Board of Directors of the American News Women’s Club and Theatre Washington, representing over 90 theatres in DC.
Du Plain has received several awards including the 2016 Bernie Krug Award, the National Press Club’s highest award presented to a Club member, as well Vivian Awards in appreciation for her excellent service to the Club; the 2012 Alice Paul Award, Women & Politics Institute, School of
Public Affairs, American University; and a Mayor’s Proclamation celebrating “Jan Du Plain Day” every January 1 st in the nation’s capital.