Meeting through a mutual friend in 1995, Janice Maffei and Joanne Spigner felt an immediate values synch which has played out in the many engagements they have collaborated on through the years. In 1999 they formed VisionFirst LLC to bring their varied experiences and skills to businesses, non-profits and civic organizations.

Janice Maffei

Prior work experience

International travel director; Sales, sales management and training; founded predecessor company, Inventerprise, in 1985


Women’s issues – an active supporter of Women Stage the World and Women for Women. Member, Dramatists Guild and board member of theatre’s Lilly Awards. Previously served on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the Metro NJ Red Cross and 12 Miles West theatre. Published poet and playwright.


MFA, Stony Brook University
BA, Chestnut Hill College

Joanne Spigner

Joanne Spigner

Prior Work Experience

Executive positions at Prudential Financial including managing director of leveraged finance, training director, and VP of work-life programs. Jordan Marsh department stores (now Macy’s) buyer and divisional branch manager.

Volunteer Leadership

Colgate University Trustee Emerita, past president of Colgate’s alumni association and recipient of distinguished service award. Leads numerous initiatives in her local community.


MBA Finance, NYU Stern School
BA Psychology, Colgate University

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