Janet White, President
Janet White did her first booking at 16 with New York City’s top deejay, “Cousin” Bruce Morrow and her second booking at 20 with world-renown Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. In one way or another, Janet’s been representing people to other people ever since.
After stints as a reporter at Newsday and Operations Assistant at WABC-AM when it was the #1 radio station in America, Janet got a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University, and spent 12 years as a commercial real estate writer and publicist – nine of those years with her own PR agency in New York and Dallas, where she moved in 1990.
While representing some of the largest companies in the industry in both cities, Janet was a freelance writer for many of the industry’s leading magazines – both under her own byline and as a ghostwriter for clients.
In 1996, Janet began a 14-year career as an outside sales rep of patient room, bariatrics and patient handling durable medical equipment in Texas and Oklahoma.
In 2010, Janet came back to her B2B public relations roots and created The JW Speakers Agency to bring together local business owners who use free speaking as a way to build their business but don’t want the hassles of getting booked, and local business, civic and consumer groups who use free speakers but don’t want the headaches of having to find them.
Janet is the author of Cold Calls to Closing: What Every Small Business Should Know About Selling, available on Amazon.
Jason Kendall, Booking Agent
When Jason Kendall took on the reins of Incoming President 2015-2016 of the East Dallas Rotary Club, he knew that one of his responsibilities would be finding speakers for the club’s weekly meetings. Instead of feeling it as a burden, Jason relished the opportunity and discovered he had a real knack for booking speakers.
Which is interesting, because as a working actor in Texas since 2004, Jason is typically the one being booked. He has appeared in more than 100 commercials, stage productions, voice overs and films, including work for GMC, Care Now, Whataburger, Schlotzkys, Oppenheimer Funds, Choice Hotels, Radio Shack, Samsung and Dave and Busters, live productions at the Hip Pocket Theatre at Bass Hall and UT Arlington, and a handful of made-for-television films.
Before going into acting, Jason was Marketing Manager for George M. Hittle Realtors, LLC, managing and selling single-family homes in Tarrant County. Previously, he was an agent for Properties One Apartment Locators and, like the proverbial fledgling actor, worked as a waiter at The Lubbock Country Club.
A Fort Worth native, Jason graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in theatre from the University of Texas Arlington. In addition to performing in most of the shows, Jason was involved in all aspects of production, including set construction, costume design and house management/box office.