Leadership | Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio LEADERSHIP

Denice Shafer

Denice Shafer – Chief Academic Officer/Senior District Director, Program Contact for Akron Public Schools and Portage County

Denice Schafer joined the Junior Achievement office in 1986 where she has served as a program manager, program director, and marketing director. In 1995, she became the President of the Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley office in Youngstown. In 2005, Denice returned to the North Central office as Senior District Director. Denice graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BS/BA degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Labor Relations. She lives in Boardman with her husband Rick, daughter, and twin sons. She is actively involved in her community where she teaches a CCD class and has volunteered with many other school and community organizations. 
One thing people don't know about Denice is that she and her husband coordinate a baseball tournament every year at the Boardman Community Baseball (BCB) complex. Proceeds from the tournaments are used to award two $2,500 scholarships to BCB alumni and provide capital improvements to the Field of Dreams.

Holly Dawson (Camp)

Holly Dawson (Camp) – District Manager, Program Contact for Ashland, Coshocton, Crawford, Holmes, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, and Wayne Counties

Holly Dawson (Camp) joined the Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio Education Team as a District Manager in August of 2015. She now serves as District Manager for Medina, Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton Counties . Holly was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio.  She studied Financial Management at North Central State College and previously worked as a Licensed Relationship Manager for Key Bank.  She obtained both her FINRA Series 6 & 63 Investment License as well as her Ohio Life Insurance License. Holly has three children and resides in the Lucas area.
One fun fact about Holly is that she loves the Ohio State Buckeyes!

Ginnie Adams

Ginnie Adams – District Manager, Program Contact for Summit County

Joining the Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio team in January 2019, Ginnie Adams is District Manager for Summit County, in addition to managing social media outreach. With a background in art and photography, Ginnie can typically be found creating graphics and behind the camera at JA events.
One look around Ginnie's work space will reveal her interest in all things feline and dinosaur!

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