Jana Stupavsky is a multilingual professional with 13 years of broad international experience in project management, business development, geo-spatial site management, and business-to-business marketing and with 5 years of visual analytics, consulting and instruction experience in academic setting.
As the Assistant Director in the South Alabama Center for Business Analytics, Real Estate and Economic Development (SABRE) at the University of South Alabama, Jana works to position SABRE into Gulf Coast’s go-to resource for business analytics, research and consulting. She implements data mining and visual analytics tools to support and to expand the Center’s analytics capabilities and to enable these services to be provided to the business community.
Prior to joining the University, Stupavsky spent 13 years in the economic development and business-to-business marketing in various roles at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mobile Airport Authority in Mobile, Alabama area. While there, she worked strategically with local and state economic development partners to identify and recommend site locations, business advantages and workforce availability. She managed projects in aerospace, chemical, paper and steel manufacturing resulting in job creation and capital investments in Mobile, Alabama area.
Further, she provided a strategic support role to the executive leaders by developing comprehensive property databases and by implementing geo-spatial property management tools to enhance the strategic site planning capabilities.
In addition to English, she speaks Czech, Croatian, German, Slovak and Swedish. Stupavsky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing-International Business and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Analytics.