Staff | Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina

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Casey Pash

Casey Pash – President

 

Casey oversees the daily operation, development, and management of Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina as a full-time paid employee (40 hours+). She has been with JA since December of 2014, where she has overseen the organization go from a 2 star organization with JAUSA to the maximum 5 star rating the past two fiscal years. While the territory is large for JAGSC - Casey maintains fiscal responsibly and every dollar that is raised in a specific county is used in that county to provide JA programs. She also works with the board of directors - and has helped create a new responsibility for every board member back to the organization.

Before coming to JA, Casey oversaw Governor Nikki Haley's Foundation, and before that was in community giving and marketing for a statewide bank in Tennessee. Casey has an undergraduate degree in business with emphasis in entrepreneurship and an MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business.

Bette Bronson

Bette Bronson – Program Manager

 
Bette manages JA programs in the following counties: Abbeville, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillion, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Laurens, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg,  and Saluda.
 
Her duties include: working with teachers and administrators to place JA programs that have been funded for a specific county or district, recruit local volunteers from the community to teach JA programs, train volunteers and teachers on the JA programs, oversee the programs while taking place, evaluation and follow-up once the programs are complete. Before JA, she worked with Scholastic Book Fairs, where she learned the education system in our state. She also worked for Upward, a nonprofit that recruited volunteers around the country to lead programs. Her degree is in biology with a minor in business.

Elizabeth Blake

Elizabeth Blake – Program Manager

 
Elizabeth manages programs in Richland and Lexington counties. Her duties include: grant writing, managing the Young Professionals Board, recruiting local volunteers from the community to teach JA programs, training volunteers and teachers on the JA programs, overseeing the programs while taking place. Before JA, she was a Teach for America teacher for 3 years in Orangeburg County, teaching middle and high school Special Needs students. She has her history degree from Birmingham Southern and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. 

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