Janet Testerman

Testerman, a Knoxville, Tenn., native, graduated from Southern Methodist
University in 1991 with a BA in Public Relations and is currently getting her
Master’s in Strategic Communication from American University.


In February
2012, Janet joined the Corporate Communications team of Scripps Networks
Interactive, the parent company of iconic brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food
Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. Her
responsibilities focus on enterprise-wide internal communications and running
point for numerous internal clients, including Human Resources on recruiting,
internal learning and development
programs, compensation and benefits and
international. She also oversees the company’s internal newsletter. Janet was
instrumental in developing content for the launch of Scripps Network’s new external
website in 2012 as well as Scripps Network’s internal employee portal, Inside
SNI, which rolled out in 2014. During her time at Scripps Networks, she has
headed up internal communications’ video production on various initiatives,
including executive messaging, employee profiles, company culture and learning
and development programs. She has also been the liaison with Corporate Social
Responsibility, and in 2013 chaired the company’s Change the World United Way
campaign which exceeded the company’s $500,000 goal for the first time and
increased giving by more than $25,000 over the previous year. She was
responsible for the campaign’s fresh marketing strategy and was instrumental in
doubling employee volunteer participation to more than 800 during the company’s
annual Volunteer Day, resulting in $137,622.24
of value
in communities around the world on this one day.


Janet lives
in Knoxville with her husband, Joey, and 12- and 14-year-old stepdaughters,
Georgie and Elie. In her down time she enjoys planning her next trip, cooking
and entertaining for family and friends, CrossFit and undertaking home and
garden projects. When she’s not catering to the needs of her Golden-Corgi mix,
Buddy, and rescue Dachshund, Lollie, you can find her enjoying Knoxville’s
great arts and food culture as well as bringing her passions to many of the
community’s great causes, including Dogwood Arts and Young-Williams Animal