Janet Dickens serves as an Assistant Director of Communications and Special Projects with the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. She oversees communications and programming for the COVID-19 response as well as other specialized projects targeting small business recovery and growth. Janet joined the Mississippi Small Business Development Center after seven years in the hospitality industry as a COO, CFO, and General Legal Counsel for Charter Road Hospitality, Inc., a hotel group based in Oxford, Mississippi, with 5 branded hotels and 130 employees. She is an adjunct instructor with the UM School of Business for Business Communications and Selection and Placement.
Janet is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi School of Business, where she obtained a BSBA with an Accounting emphasis. Janet graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2012 and was admitted to practice law in Mississippi thereafter. She furthered her educational development with a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.