Leadership | Junior Achievement of Kansas

Junior Achievement of Kansas LEADERSHIP

Ashley Charest, IOM, CAE

Ashley Charest, IOM, CAE – President

Ashley Charest has been President of Junior Achievement of Kansas since January of 2018. She brings with her multiple years of association management experience as well as experience with the Greater Topeka Partnership. Ashley holds a Bachelors Degree and Masters in Business Administration from Washburn University. Ashley lives in Topeka with her husband and two daughters. 

Debbie Harman

Debbie Harman – District Director - Douglas County

Debbie Harman has been with Junior Achievement for over 30 years, starting out her career with JA at JA-USA in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She lives in Lawrence with her husband. 

Marci Werne

Marci Werne – District Director - Wichita

Marci Werne has been with Junior Achievement of Kansas for 11 years. She started her first year out of college, then returned in 2009 and has been here since! Marci holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kansas. She lives in Wichita with her husband and three sons. 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

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  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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