Jana G. Goodrich '95g has been president and chief executive officer of Seaway Manufacturing Corporation in Erie, Pa., since 2010. She has overseen operations, engineering, information technology, administration, sales, marketing, and retail development. Seaway manufactures four premium vinyl window platforms, two patio door lines, and two sunroom lines. Founded in 1959, Seaway sells through specialty home improvement dealers in twenty states.
Goodrich worked for two Fortune 500 companies, as a territory marketing representative for Xerox, and a systems engineer for IBM. In 1994, Goodrich founded Executive Education Services, providing consulting services in management, marketing, communication, etiquette, and professional development for numerous organizations.
After receiving her MBA, Goodrich consulted and lectured at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for nearly ten years. She instructed courses in management and marketing and helped write the original curriculum for the Interdisciplinary Business and Engineering program. She also directed Behrend’s Black School of Business’ annual “Business Bridge.” Now known as the Business Leadership Weekend, it assists business students in making well-informed major and career choices and provides them with training in leadership, team building, negotiation skills, and etiquette.
Goodrich maintains a strong connection to Penn State Behrend, sitting on the Black School of Business Executive Council and lending her advice to many projects and efforts. She has served on the board of numerous Erie non-profit organizations and is a member of several advisory boards for national organizations, including the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, National Glass Association, and the National Sunroom Association.
Goodrich received her bachelor of science in economics from Allegheny College. A member of the Penn State Alumni Association, Goodrich and her husband, Michael, have two children and two grandchildren.