Board of Directors

Jane Shaffer

President, Sessler Wrecking, Inc.

jane-shafferJane Sessler Shaffer, a lifelong resident of Seneca County, is an accomplished business owner, entrepreneur, and community leader.  Jane, with her bothers, Craig & Vern Sessler, owns and operates Sessler in Waterloo, NY.  Sessler is a multifaceted demolition contractor and real estate development company, founded by their parent’s (Vern & Barb Sessler) in 1958.  Sessler’s primary division, Sessler Wrecking, is recognized as one of the Top 20 demolition firms in the nation.  Other Sessler entities include: Sessler Equipment, Sessler Environmental Services, and 3 S Gateway.  Sessler, through its real estate development entities, has been instrumental in several economic development projects over the past decades, creating hundreds of jobs through the Finger Lakes.

A graduate of Waterloo High School, Jane studied business administration at SUNY Morrisville and has continued her education taking business and finance courses at Finger Lakes Community College, Cayuga Community College, and Monroe Community College.  Before joining her family business in 1983, Jane worked at the IRS and the Seneca Army Depot.

Outside of her numerous business engagements, Jane is an active community leader.  She is the Co-Chair of the Celebrate Commemorate – Memorial Day Project in Waterloo, President of Waterloo Rotary, past Chair of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is an active member in numerous community organizations.  Jane was recognized as a Top 20 Women in business by CNY Business Journal, Citizen of the Year by Seneca County Chamber of Commerce as well as Women of the Year by the Seneca Falls Women’s Coalition.  Jane is proud to have served on the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Committee and was recognized by former NYS Senator Michael Nozzolio with the NYS Woman of Distinction Award.

Jane resides in Waterloo with her husband Chris, has two grown children, Melissa (Brenden) Fritz and Matthew (Kate) Shaffer, and four beautiful grandchildren in which they travel often to visit.