Jana Kerr Pettey

Publisher/Editorial Director, Justine Magazine

Jana Kerr Pettey (a self-prescribed teenager at heart) has worked with thousands of teen girls over the past 20 years in various leadership and mentoring programs. Her proudest work achievement has been the founding of Justine magazine, the national girl teen magazine, whose mission is to inspire and motivate teens to be their best selves. Prior to Justine, she worked with her sister’s company—Pat Kerr, Inc.—in every capacity possible marketing beautiful antique lace wedding gowns to the world. Although she has not landed in her ideal job (wanting to be a librarian in the 5th grade and reading all day long), she is connected to the book world through Justine’s involvement in the YA genre.