Welcome to our new board members
Tallahassee, FL., August 5, 2020 – Junior Achievement of the Big Bend is pleased to announce three new members to the Board that joined us in the month of July.
“JA Big Bend is excited to add these three new members to the board of directors,” said Elyse Cornelison, Director of JA Big Bend. “Felicia, Jared and David all share the same passion on taking action to support our community’s students and in helping JA empower young people to own their economic success.”
Read below to find out why they chose to serve on the JA Big Bend Board:
Felicia E. Richardson, Branch Manager, AVP, Regions Bank
“It would bring me great delight to serve on the JA Big Bend board to be able to collaborate with other professionals that share the same common goal of empowering our community as well as strengthening the student lives we connect with on work-readiness skills, financial education, and promote economic growth.”
Jared Ross, President, League of Southeastern Credit Unions
"The mission of JA Big Bend fits with many of my passions. Having worked with credit unions for nearly a decade now, financial education and wellness has been something I have passionately advocating on both with the Legislature, as well with students, parents and schools."
"I find that much of the skill sets I have learned as an adult have been through experiences that you will not get in the traditional classroom and therefore organizations such as JA are necessary to help young people build those skill sets."
David J. White, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
"I have always been passionate about encouraging financial and economic education and awareness. I also enjoy working with younger people, and the idea of combining both of my passions sounds truly exciting."
"I hope to share what I have learned so far, life lessons and mistakes I've learned from, and overall, what I've learned about the business world. In addition, my family loves the Tallahassee and North Florida area, and would love to further the entrepreneurial spirit and education in this area."
About Junior Achievement Big Bend
Since 2012, Junior Achievement Big Bend has reached over 30,000 students in the Leon County area.
JA Big Bend programs are focused on three pillars (financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness) and is coordinated and administered by JA Big Bend. JA Big Bend provides materials, scheduling, and the training needed for JA Volunteers and educators. JA Volunteers consistent of local businesses, entrepreneurs and community advocates who provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give K-12 students the knowledge they need to succeed in the global economy. With the help of these JA Volunteers, JA Big Bend has reached nearly 3,000 students during the 2018-19 school year.