JA Hall of Fame | Junior Achievement of North Florida

JA of North Florida - Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Luncheon

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021JA Hall of Fame
Where: UNF University Center
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM

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Join Junior Achievement as we celebrate local leaders that have positively influenced business and education in Jacksonville.

Entrepreneur of the Year Recipient

Craig Mandeville

Founder & CEO, Forcura
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented to an inspirational business leader who has excelled as an innovator, exemplifies a passionate entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrates personal integrity and influence, and is committed to making a positive regional impact. 
JA Inspire Award Recipient
Jennifer Chapman
Chair, Public Affairs, Mayo Clinic in FL
The JA Inspire award recognizes an individual whose passion, purpose and commitment to the community are demonstrated through a legacy of outstanding volunteer service and community engagement. While excelling professionally, they also share their experience with the next generation, and give time and direct financial resources to their community.
23rd Thompson S. Baker Award Recipient

Dr. Diana L. Greene








Dr. Diana L. Greene
Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools

Junior Achievement of North Florida marks its 23rd year of presenting the Thompson S. Baker Award, recognizing individuals who have dedicated themselves to bettering our community through leadership, hands-on involvement, and philanthropic deeds. The annual award celebrates our local heroes who have positively influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community. Since 1997, this prestigious annual award has been named for Thompson S. Baker, the founder of Florida Rock Industries who unselfishly contributed to the betterment of our community. We are honored to be able to recognize his life with the annual presentation of the Thompson S. Baker "Solid As A Rock" Award.

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Publix Super Markets Charities



Beaver Street Fisheries



Baptist Health         MARY ANN CALLAHAN       Fidelity Investments          FIS          

    Florida Blue               Florida Rock & Tank Lines                     Wells Fargo



EY     Firehouse Subs            Pivot CPAs         

 PNC Bank          BOB WALL           W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor



Mayo Clinic


Past Recipients: Thompson S. Baker Award

Thompson S. Baker

Pete Carpenter

2nd Annual Award Recipient

O'Neal Douglas

3rd Annual Award Recipient

Preston Haskell

4th Annual Award Recipient

Tillie Fowler

5th Annual Award Recipient

Jim Winston

6th Annual Award Recipient

John C. Fryer, Jr.

7th Annual Award Recipient

Delores Kesler

8th Annual Award Recipient

Bill & Eloise Gay

9th Annual Award Recipient

Luther & Blanche Coggin

10th Annual Award Recipient

David A. Stein

11th Annual Award Recipient

J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver

12th Annual Award Recipient

Gary Chartrand

13th Annual Award Recipient

Harry Frisch

14th Annual Award Recipient

Shahid Khan

15th Annual Award Recipient

Blake Wilson

16th Annual Award Recipient

Hugh Greene

17th Annual Award Recipient

Dr. Nathanial Glover

18th Annual Award Recipient

Lawrence "Laurie" DuBow

19th Annual Award Recipient

Robert Shircliff

20th Annual Award Recipient

Darnell Smith

21st Annual Award Recipient

Richard Sisisky

22nd Annual Award Recipient
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