Prior to her success as an entrepreneur and business proprietor, Jeanne A. Travis had consistently harbored an affinity for formal edification. As the daughter of a high school mathematics teacher, she understood the importance of educating younger generations and resolved to preserve her mother’s legacy. Initially enrolling at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ms. Travis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1995.
Though she thoroughly enjoyed instructing her students through Fairfax County Public Schools, Ms. Travis decided to embark on a professional venture into business management and corporate finance. After serving as a staff accountant for two years at an auditing firm, she quickly obtained a promotion as an assistant to the chief financial officer of the company. Subsequently, Ms. Travis was active in the field of cleared defense contracting and collaborated with the U.S. Army Seventh Signal Command.
Over the years, Ms. Travis continued to garner experience in commercial planning and computer science until she co-founded Industrial Security Integrators LLC, an industrial security enterprise with which she thrived for 10 years. After marketing, advertising and strategizing for the aforementioned organization, she realized she possessed the confidence and ability to cultivate her own independent business model. Currently, she excels as the president and chief executive officer of her promotional and general consulting agency, J. Robbins Enterprises LLC. Her focus is to find ways to amplify the female voice and promote women to diversify leadership. She achieves this by inviting and empowering inspirational women to pursue opportunities at every level of the corporate ladder. Ms. Travis aspires to be a mentor and champion to promote equality for all.
Ms. Travis’ achievements and data points are proof of her individual and company’s success. Winning business and awards solidify her reputation as a trustworthy name that delivers. The acknowledgment of her clients and colleagues’ hard work has fostered confidence and significance to augment the company’s achievements, accomplishments and recognition. As a business leader, along with her acknowledgments, this shows her importance and that tangible benefit was a good investment. Ms. Travis’ vast variety in accolades benchmarks her associates and has increased credibility, growth, talent, partnerships and prestige.
Ms. Travis’ achievements are only a portion of her unique, generous and intellectual accomplishments. Her ultimate goals are to promote, support and propel each other forward. She feels her success was achieved by helping somebody else first. She identifies and chronicles distinguished individuals and companies’ history, contributions and accomplishments. Ms. Travis finds a true joy in examining business models, identifying geniuses and capturing accolades on their behalf.
Civically, Ms. Travis enjoys activities with her two daughters. From being a member of the PTA and coaching basketball teams to acting as the head timer at swim meets, she is actively participating around her community and her children’s interests. She is an avid member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, Virginia, where she currently serves on the stewardship and personnel committees, as well as served as a board member from 2016 to 2019. Her belief is that volunteering and donating are essential to the success of her community and enriching people’s lives. Ms. Travis’ community and charitable contributions include JDRF My Ride to Cure Diabetes, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, CodeVA, Herndon Cares, No Kid Hungry and the Optimist Club of Herndon, to name a few.
For her efforts, Ms. Travis has been honored with two Silver American Business Awards and a Women Flying High Award. She attributes her success to her mother, a high school mathematics teacher, and her economist father and stepmother. Education and problem solving has always been a part of her upbringing. She urges all women leaders to stay true, act from their innate strengths, be creative, collaborate, break outdated paradigms and rely on their emotional intelligence to create a style of work best suited to their personalities. Ms. Travis strives to give back to under privileged and underserved communities, families and groups by helping high school students pursue their dreams by applying for college, scholarships and fellowships.