Vice Chairman, Friends of the National World War II Memorial
Jane Droppa serves as Vice Chair of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the national memory of World War II and working to create the next “Greatest Generation” of tomorrow. A member of the Friends’ Board of Directors since 2009, Jane also serves as chair of the Events Committee.
After graduating from Kirkland College with a bachelor’s in English literature, Jane pursued a career as an audio engineer. She mixed audio and set up sound systems in clubs, theaters and outdoor venues, including a stint at the famed Folk City in Greenwich Village, New York City. Some notable clients include Chris Smither, Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and the Rhode Island Symphony.
Jane joined Maryland Sound Industries in 1985 as part of a talented sound crew, working events such as the 1986 re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. This role landed her on Stevie Wonder’s “In Square Circle Tour” in the U.S. and Canada.
In 1988, Jane and her husband, Larry, started ATI, a company that specialized in live-sound mixing consoles. Now known as Automated Processes Inc., it manufactures everything from microphone preamps to large-frame studio mixing consoles used to produce much of today’s music.
Jane also serves on the board of directors for both the National Aquarium and Center Stage in Baltimore.
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