Jane H. Adams is the Executive Director of the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration. Prior to her current position, she was the Executive Director of the California Park & Recreation Society, Sacramento, California for 26 years. CPRS is the largest professional park and recreation state association in the country with over 4000 members. She became the Executive Director of the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration in December 2016 and has done consulting work with Indiana Bowling Center Association; Pennsylvania Park & Recreation Society; Maryland Recreation and Park Association; and Arizona Park & Recreation Association. Jane is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association and the California Park & Recreation Society. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois and she received a master's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. She received the Garrett G. Eppley Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University, the Hero's Award from Playcore, Inc. and CPRS' Distinguished Fellow/Hall of Fame Award.