Alumni Profiles : Janet Kramer


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Janet Kramer– MBA ‘83

Kramer originally chose Cleveland State University because of the affordable cost. "It was affordable at a time when I could not afford to go to some of the neighboring schools," she said, "plus, the curriculum was excellent and the professors were great." Kramer enjoyed all of her classes at Nance College but enjoyed her management and marketing classes the most.

Kramer's education at CSU opened up many doors for her. Before Kramer received her degree, she was offered a part-time position in the insurance field. After graduation, this position turned into a full-time position. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work in numerous fields such as human resources, facility management, marketing support, sales, advertising and management.

Kramer's most rewarding professional experience to date is her current position with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she has been for sixteen years. The nonprofit world has allowed her to use many of the skills she acquired at CSU and at her previous positions. "I am so lucky to have a career I enjoy and I also have the satisfaction of helping those who live with multiple sclerosis on a daily basis."

Kramer is also very active in her community. She formerly served as Board President of the CSU Alumni Association and is currently serving on the CSU Planned Giving Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of both Cleveland Play House and The Musical Theater Project. She is also serving as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Finance & Budget Committee at Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ.

In addition to her love of theater and music, she also enjoys traveling and reading. Kramer's late husband, Robert N. Trombly served as an Executive in Residence in the Nance College of Business from 2003-2005.

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