Jan Rothschild is Vice President of Communications and External Affairs for Cambridge Information Group, a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. CIG owns eleven companies including Sotheby's Institute of Art, a Master's Degree program in Art Business, Contemporary Art, Fine and Decorative Arts, East Asian Art, Photography and Contemporary Design, based in New York, London and Singapore, and Bach to Rock, a music education program for students of all ages based in Bethesda, MD with schools in Maryland and Virginia.
Most recently Ms. Rothschild served as the Vice President for Communications and Marketing at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where she oversaw media relations, marketing, messaging and branding, online communications and Preservation Magazine. Previously she was Associate Director for Communications and Marketing at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, overseeing communications, marketing, new media, visitor services, community and government affairs. Before joining the Whitney she served eight years as Chief Communications Officer at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Ms. Rothschild also worked as an associate producer for Talk of the Nation at National Public Radio, directed communications and public affairs for the American Planning Association, and the American Society of Landscape Architects, and managed special events and public relations for two divisions of the May Department Stores Company. She is a founding board member of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, and serves on the Board of the Washington Project for the Arts. She has also served on the board of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Washington Review of the Arts, Pushing the Limits, and the steering committee for Cultural Tourism, DC. Ms. Rothschild is a member of Art Table, the American Association of Museums and the College Art Association.