Jan AdamsJan Adams
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

After 24 years of outstanding service in the United States Air Force, Jan Adams retired at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and focused on building her own consulting firm. Adams founded JMA Solutions, LLC. in 2005 and has grown the company through hiring outstanding staff who assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other Federal clients in the areas of program and project management, air traffic management, engineering services, training, financial management and other disciplines. She currently has 130 full-time employees and over 40 percent of her management team are prior military.

Ms. Adams is very active in the community. She serves as a board member for NFL Corner Back, Josh Norman’s Starz24 charity organization, the Mamie Mallory Education and Scholarship Foundation, the African American Civil War Memorial Foundation, and is an Honorary Board Member of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund.

Adams is also a member of the Air Traffic Control Association, the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Club of Washington, the Nominating Committee for the Arena Stage Theater’s Board of Directors, the University of the District of Columbia’s Foundation, Inc., and a former trustee of the District of Columbia’s Retirement Board. In addition, Jan Adams also serves as a coach and mentor for the Babson College Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program and is a corporate partner of the D.C. Adopt-a-School program.

Under her leadership, JMA Solutions has won numerous awards including INC. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Award, Veteran Impact and the Chairman Choice Awards, The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for the D.C. area, and the Disabled American Veterans’ Small Employer of the Year Award.

JMA has been ranked at #21 for the Largest Women-Owned Business in D.C. and ranked at #18 for the Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in D.C. Jan Adams was profiled in O, The Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes Magazine and is also an original corporate contributor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Adams was the recipient of the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Choice Award, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region and was inducted into the Washington, DC Hall of Fame for her dedication and outstanding contributions to the D.C. business community.

Jan Adams is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force. She is the mother of two, grandmother of seven and great grandmother of eight.