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. She 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 100 full-time employees and over 40 percent of her management team are prior military.

Jan is very active in the community. She serves as a board member for the African American Civil War Memorial Foundation, the Arena Stage Performing Arts Center and is an Honorary Board Member of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund.

She is also a member of the Air Traffic Control Association, the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., the University of the District of Columbia’s Foundation, and a former trustee of the District of Columbia’s Retirement Board. In addition, Jan is a corporate partner of the D.C. Adopt-a-School program.

Under Adams’ 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.

Jan is also the President and CEO of Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation which is also based in Washington, D.C. Ideal is a full-service wholesale electrical supply distributor for all complete lines of electrical, lighting, industrial, data and telecommunications networking products, wire and cable, tools and safety equipment. (www.idealelectric.com)

Always looking to be at the center of innovation and community development, Jan recently added the title of professional team owner to her impressive bio. She is part of the founding ownership group of the DC Power FC – the Washington, DC based women’s soccer team, a division of the USL Super League.

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 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

She was the recipient of the 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 and her name is engraved on a plate on the D.C. Walk of Fame.

Jan 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.