Dana Chryst, President – CEO
As CEO and owner of The Jay Group, Dana Chryst heads one of the leading marketing and ecommerce fulfillment companies in the United States.
An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Chryst literally grew up with The Jay Group. The daughter of founder J. Freeland Chryst, she got her start with the company as a child, and was even featured in client ads.
Officially joining The Jay Group as an account executive in 1981, Chryst went on to learn every facet of the business until ultimately becoming president in 1991. In 2000, after purchasing the controlling interest in the company, she assumed the role of CEO from her father.
Today, The Jay Group represents many industry-leading companies including Animas, Becton Dickinson, Bosch, Carrier, CertainTeed, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Luxury Brands, PetNovations, Rational USA, Rockport, RR Donnelley, Shipwire, Trex, and iRobot.
Under her leadership, The Jay Group has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America. The company was also named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for four years in a row.
An active community member, Dana has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Athena Award and both the American Heart Association’s and Lancaster YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.
On the business front, Dana was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and as one of Central Penn Business Journal’s Pennsylvania Top 50 Women in Business. She has served on the Board of Directors of both for-profit and non-profit organizations including Lancaster General Health Fulton Bank, and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company.
Millersville University (BS, Business)
Girls on the Run, Board of Directors
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Lancaster General Health, Audit & Compliance Committee