Jan Walsh is a writer and internet entrepreneur.
Walsh is the founder of Jan Walsh, LLC and LocalLawyers.com, LLC.
Walsh Pioneered Local Internet in 2006.
Portfolio of Local Internet Properties:
Jan Walsh, LLC
Digital Publishing Company that develops niche, local websites in the food, wine and wedding industries
Digital Publishing Company that develops city and statewide lawyer profile websites
Walsh Media, LLC
Founded BirminghamDoctors.com and sold to investors in 2009.
Walsh was awarded the “Health Care Innovator 2009,” for the development of BirminghamDoctors.com, by the Birmingham Business Journal in their Health Care Heroes Awards.
Walsh has appeared on television numerous times sharing her knowledge of wine and food.
Walsh judges numerous charitable cook offs annually.
Walsh has served as a guest entrepreneur for several programs at U.A.B. and given speeches on entrepreneurship.
Walsh was a presenter for the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting 2014's Continuing Legal Education on SEO
Walsh grew up in Oneonta, Alabama. Both sets of her grandparents lived on working farms in Blount County. Living with her maternal grandparents for several years in her childhood, Walsh early years were spent playing on the farms and helping her grandparents with planting and gathering fruit and vegetables, canning vegetables, making jam, milking the cows, gathering farm eggs, and handpicking cotton.
Walsh holds an M.S. in Education from U.A.B. and a B.S. in Education from U.A.B.
She graduated M.S. 4.0 G.P.A. and graduated B.S. summa cum laude. She was awarded – The Outstanding Elementary Education Student at U.A.B. And she was awarded The Outstanding Elementary Education Student at Jefferson State Community College. She was on the Presidential Honor Roll – U.A.B. (seven consecutive quarters) and member of the following: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Golden Key Honor Society.
Walsh was an educator at Oneonta City Schools, from 1993-1998. Here she was honored as the school system’s Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Nominee in 1994. At OCS she also developed and advised the nationally recognized and awarded literary magazine, Expressions, in her role as an English, Writing, & Desktop Publishing Teacher. During her tenure as a teacher, she was an Invited Presenter to the Alabama Technology Conference, 1996, presenting “Transcribing Through Technology. Walsh was the Grant Recipient: Alabama Power Grant Recipient, 1994 and a Grant Recipient: Alabama State Council on the Arts, 1995, 1996, 1997.
Walsh served as a literary judge and critic for Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, from 1994-1998.
Walsh was the editorial manager for a software company, Interactive Communication & Training, from 2002-2004.
In 2005 Walsh became a professional writer, writing for local, national, and international publications on food, wine, and travel.
As a serial entrepreneur, Walsh founded her own companies from 2006 -2011, launching her portfolio of local directories in various verticals.
In 2006 Walsh achieved Level One Master Court of Sommeliers for her knowledge and expertise in wine.
In 2016 Walsh became a local consultant for Google, Zagat via Vaco.
In 2017 Amazon named Birmingham Restaurants an Amazon Influencer.
Walsh is a Member of the Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI).
Walsh is a Member of the Birmingham Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society.
Walsh is a Member of the Col. Leo Thorness Society.
Walsh serves on the Steering Committee for Alabama's oldest, charitable wine auction, Evening of Wines, which benefits the MS Society.
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