Jane Schwechheimer is the majority General Partner of the Wichita Wind Surge. A native of Rhode Island and an alumna of St. John’s University, Jane is a life-long believer in the power of sports. She has been involved in athletics in a variety of roles throughout her life, with sports organizations ranging from youth to professional.
During her time at St. John’s, Jane was a four-year letter winner on the women’s basketball team and served as captain during the team’s 1988 Big East Championship run. She earned a BS degree in Sports Management from St. John’s where she received several academic honors, including being named to the Big East All-Academic team, the prestigious Mariann Noonan and Rickard McSwiney Awards, and the Outstanding Student Achievement Medal. She was also a member of the President’s Society, the highest honor society at St. John’s.
After receiving her Master of Science degree in Higher Education from the University of Rhode Island, Jane worked in academic advising for student athletes, student life, commuter services, internship programs and student judicial services.
Jane’s involvement in Minor League baseball began in the summer of 1986 when she took an internship with the Pawtucket Red Sox. There she met PawSox General Manager Lou Schwechheimer whom she married in 1991. Throughout their 29-year marriage she observed firsthand the impact a Minor League team can have on a community.
Jane has also been involved in the X Games and has coached both basketball and lacrosse at multiple levels. She has been inducted into the Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the New England Basketball Hall of Fames.
Jane and Lou’s daughter, Jenn, is a member of the Wind Surge staff.
Jane is committed to continuing the vision of her late husband in making the Wind Surge an integral part of the City of Wichita, Riverfront Stadium a community center, and providing opportunities for children and underserved members of the community though the Schwechheimer Family Foundation for decades to come.