Jana L. Sharlow ’97, ’00

2021 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Jana L. Sharlow ’97, ’00

Jana Sharlow ’97 AS, ’00 BS, is the Director of Learning at the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group (EPHG), Inc in Pittsburgh, Pa where her career has spanned 41 years. In her current position with EPHG, Jana leads the Learning and Development which enables EPGH to successful deliver on business objectives. She aligns learning with overall business strategy, ensures prioritization of initiatives and resources, delivers development programs focused on the retention and continued education of all team members and supports knowledge equity across the organization. The Learning Pillar includes five dimensions: Analytics & Problem Solving, Product Management, Learning Delivery, Learning Administration and Content Management.

Jana received her MBA ’03 (concentration in Strategy) from the Joseph M. Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and her Professional Coach Certification ’15 from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She has served as a board member for the Mon Valley Initiative, Pittsburgh Technical College, Goodwill and The Pennsylvania State University Alumni Board (Dubois, PA).  As an ardent “Penn Stater”, she served on “For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students” (Dubois, Pa). Jana has never missed an “EPHG Volunteers for Day of Smiles” or an opportunity to participate in for the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh fundraisers.

In her free time, Jana enjoys traveling to places abroad, hiking, crochet, and glass fusing. Jana nurtures her entrepreneurial & creative spirit with 6RobinsonRun, the artisan-craft company she has with her three siblings.