Jeanette is originally from the Pasadena, CA area. She attended UC Irvine and then started her career path in the entertainment industry for BMG/RCA Records before moving to Minnesota to work for VEE Corporation, the creators of Sesame Street Live. There she was the National Promotion Director coordinating the touring events throughout North America. Later she was promoted to National Sponsorship Director.

In 2001 Jeanette started up Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio in Columbus, Ohio. After growing her company into an award-winning $7 million business, Jeanette sold the company and found herself back in California as the Managing Director of Skyline Greater LA.

Jeanette currently serves as Chair on the NAWBO National Board in Washington D.C.  She was also recently named as one of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year and the SBA Small Business Woman of the Year. She has previously served on the board of NAWBO Columbus as President, the Columbus Chamber Board of Directors, and is a member of Executive Women International and WELD. She also is the Co-Founder of the Columbus Young Entrepreneur’s Academy and in 2016-17 was selected and graduated from the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute.


  • 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year
  • WELD Women You Should Know honoree – 2016
  • Top 50 Women Owned Business in Central Ohio – 2012-2016
  • Inc. 500/50000 Fastest Growing Companies – 2013-2016
  • Fast Fifty Companies in Central Ohio 2013-14
  • SBA Women Business Champion -- 2015
  • Executive Women International Executive of the Year – 2013
Jeanette Armbrust - National Association of Women Business Owners