Saturday, March 14, 2009
As Director of Seton Hill University's E-Magnify women’s business center where she has been employed for 14 years, Jayne H. Huston is responsible for the strategic vision and administrative oversight of E-Magnify including directing all programs and initiatives to promote women and business ownership within the regional and national marketplaces. During Huston’s tenure, Seton Hill University has repeatedly been named as one of the leading Entrepreneurial Colleges in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine.
Under Huston’s direction, E-Magnify’s work is to assist current and future business owners to start and grow their businesses and has been named one of three designated Women’s Business Center’s in Pennsylvania under the United States Small Business Administration, E-Magnify offers a 27-County Western Pennsylvania market - a portfolio of programs and services in the areas of client counseling, education and training; information, mentoring and networking.
Prior to coming to Seton Hill University, Huston had a successful health care marketing communications career in South Central, PA during which time she lead the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania's PR & Marketing Society. She also served as Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.
Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify’s initiatives have been featured in numerous local, state and national media including CBS Saturday Morning, Teen Court-TV, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Inc., Entrepreneur, Pink and Seventeen magazines.
Huston earned an MBA from Seton Hill University and a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She is a member of the following organizations:
• Association of Women’s Business Centers;
• African American Chamber of Commerce;
• eWomen Network;
• Pittsburgh Technical Council;
• NAWBO (National Association of Women In Business Owners)
• United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; International Council for Small Business;
• National Association of Female Executives;
• National Business Incubator Association;
• American Association of University Women;
• Westmoreland County Commission for Women & Families;
• Executive Women of Westmoreland;
• Executive Women’s Council; and volunteers for the
• Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and the
• 2010 US Woman’s Open at Oakmont
Her most recent awards and recognitions include:
• Judge for Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Awards
• Judge for PA’s awards competition “50 Best Women in Business;”
• Judge for the 2004 Western PA US Small Business Administration’s Small Business Awards
• Top 100 People of 2003, Pennsylvania Business Central, 2003;
• Entrepreneur of the Year (Nonprofit) Award, Pennsylvania Business Central, 2003;
• Women Business Advocate of the Year, Region III, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2001; and
• Pittsburgh Pacesetter Award, SBN Magazine, 2001.
Jane H. Huston
Seton Hill University's E-Magnify
Greensburgh, PA 15601-1599