Jill Van Hoesen

Jill Van Hoesen is the Director of Business Development for the Westelcom Family of Companies.  Ms. Van Hoesen is responsible for cultivation of new business from both existing and potential clients while augmenting current and developing new service and product offerings.  Ms. Van Hoesen also serves as Information Security Officer enhancing the corporate cyber security posture by implementing and managing a comprehensive cybersecurity program insuring various regulatory compliance. Ms. Van Hoesen’s career spans over 30 years in executive information technology roles in government, finance and media. Most recently, Ms. Van Hoesen was the CIO for the Johnson Newspaper Corporation and Business Tech Byte columnist for NNY Business Magazine. During her tenure with Johnson Newspaper, Ms. Van Hoesen was responsible for audience growth and development through core and digital business strategies while developing product platforms and services designed to increase audience and market revenue share. Prior to her tenure at Johnson Newspaper Corporation, Ms. Van Hoesen was the IT Operations Manager for Redwood Bank and Northern Credit Union where she managed all aspects of the information technology departments while developing and implementing the internal information security and compliance programs to varying applicable governing guidelines.   Ms. Van Hoesen holds a BA in Computer Science from Central Connecticut State University.  Ms. Van Hoesen holds certifications in HIPAA Security and HIPAA Awareness for Business Associates. Ms. Van Hoesen presently serves on the board of the Watertown Downtown Business Association, and is a member of numerous professional networking organizations and chambers of commerce throughout Central and Northern New York.  Ms. Van Hoesen is also Past President and presently serves as Secretary of the Theresa Rotary.