ThistleSea announces new team member; expansion to Harrisburg area

John D. Laslavic, President

ThistleSea Business Development, LLC
301 Smith Drive, Suite 5
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
(724) 935-1930


Cranberry Township, PA – John D. Laslavic, Licensed Professional Business Coach and President of ThistleSea Business Development LLC, today announced a new member to the firm’s team and the company’s expansion into the South Central Pennsylvania market. Jayne H. Huston, Business Coach/Vice President, will assist the ThistleSea team in growing businesses through coaching, mentoring and consulting services from the firm’s new Harrisburg area office.

“I am especially passionate about women, small business and their success,” said Huston who most recently led Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify women’s business center, Greensburg, “and look forward to continuing my work with ThistleSea to assist small business owners in the South Central Pennsylvania market.”

At Seton Hill, Huston oversaw one of the nation’s leading Small Business Administration’s (SBA) women’s business centers funded by the Office of Women’s Business Ownership. The Center provided small businesses’ counseling, education, training and mentoring programs and services throughout Western Pennsylvania for nearly 25 years.

Noted John Laslavic, ThistleSea president, “We are extremely pleased to have Jayne on our ThistleSea Business Development team. She shares our passion to assist business owners and executives to develop their businesses to deliver what they need for themselves and their families to have abundant lives. Jayne brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships to our organization.”

Huston also currently serves as Chapter Chair for the Greensburg Women Presidents’ Organization Chapter (WPO), an International organization of multi-million dollar women-led companies that engage in peer learning to grow their businesses. Huston will launch a second chapter under her leadership in Harrisburg in March. Eighteen hundred members belong to 125 WPO Chapters worldwide.

Huston is a recipient of the “Business Women First Awards” presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times and was awarded the Gannon University Small Business Development Center’s Legacy Award at the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference in Erie. She has also been recognized among the recipients of the Women of Achievement Awards in Pittsburgh; as the U.S. SBA’s Women’s Business Advocate, Region III; and counted among the “Top 100 People” and “Entrepreneur of the Year” (Non Profit) by Pennsylvania Business Central.

Huston is a member of the Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA) and the Women Business Owner Center Organization (WBCO), York College, where she is participating in the organization’s new mentorship program for undergraduate young women. She additionally served on the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Board of Directors, Enola, PA, for the past six years where she continues to contribute to the Development and PR and Vision of Hope Gala Committees.

Prior to her tenure at Seton Hill University, Huston had a successful health care marketing communications career in Central Pennsylvania during which time she led the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania’s PR & Marketing Society. She also served as Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.

Huston earned an MBA from Seton Hill University and a BA in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University, Pittsburgh.


ThistleSea Business Development is a business coaching, strategy development, training and business services company offering business owners and executives custom one-on-one, face-to-face and group business coaching in western and south central Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and phone coaching across the United States. ThistleSea’s coaching practice is supported by resources from a network of over 100 affiliated business coaches located across the United States and Canada.