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About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 and has become the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

 

Phil Anderson

President - Tesoro Logisitics GP, LLC

Tesoro Corporation

Mark Barnes

VP, National Retail Sales - HEB

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Mark Bearfield

Sr. VP Global Commercial Banking

Bank of America

Ryan Berg

Market & COO

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Randy Cain

Vice Chair & SW Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

Jorge L. Calderon

President - San Antonio Market

Capital One

Raul R. Cantu

SV President Business Banking Mgr.

Texas Capital Bank

Sarah Cernosek

VP, Commercial Lending

Frost Bank

Dennis P. Delaney

Managing Dir. - Accenture Operations

Accenture

Matthew Duffey

Principal Advisory

Pricewaterhouse Cooopers LLP

Jorge Elizondo

VP of Customer Insights

H-E-B

Susan Evers

(retired)

USAA

Pete A. Fera

Sr. VP & CFO

Harland Clarke

Jeff Foote

Executive VP, Corporate Sales

Broadway Bank

Bob Grimes

VP - Human Resources

NuStar Energy LLP

Blake Hastings

Senior VP

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Paul C. Hensley

SVP - Finance, CFO

HOLT CAT

David Horne

Executive VP - CAO

SWBC

Shawna Krepps

Director Cash Management

Valero Energy

Erwin "Erv" F. Lessel

Director

Deloitte Consulting

Jay McAnelly

President & CEO

Investments Professionals, Inc.

Joseph S. McLauchlan

Managing Partner

KPMG LLP

Mark Metcalfe

Regional VP

Wells Fargo Bank

Beth Richie

Sr. Training and Development Mgr.

Capital Group Companies/

American Funds

John Schuelke

AVP Small Commercial Underwriting

Process Owner

The Hartford

Gal Shweiki

President

Shweiki Media

Scott Stockdale

Senior Vice President

Citi Shared Services

Mary Stork

President, Financial Planning &

Advice Group

USAA

Steve Stroud

President Sales & Marketing

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.

Tim Sullivan

General Manager

Marriott Rivercenter

Elena VillaseƱor

Partner

Jackson Walker LLP

Jennifer N. Wilkinson

SVP-Head of Corp. & Com. Banking

Amegy Bank of Texas

Robert Williamson

SVP, Real Estate & Development

Security Service Federal CU

Bennie J. Wilson

Sr. Lecturer & Dir. Learning Assessment

UTSA College of Business

John E. Wright

Managing Partner

RSM US LLP

JA Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN

Craig Boyan

President & COO

H. E. Butt Grocery Company

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTH TEXAS

WHAT: Junior Achievement of South Texas (headquarters)

  • Junior Achievement of the Coastal Bend (satellite office in Corpus Christi)
  • Junior Achievement of Laredo (satellite office)

WHEN: Established in 1979 in San Antonio, Texas

WHERE: Serving Greater San Antonio, Laredo and Corpus Christi area

STAFF: 13 full-time & 2 part-time

REACH: 93,128 students kindergarten through 12th grades in the 2015-2016 fiscal year

VOLUNTEERS: 4,364

TEACHERS: 3,245

SCHOOLS: 494

MISSION: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

THREE PILLARS: Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship

VISION: To be recognized by businesses, educators and policy makers around the world as the premier organization for educating children K-12 in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship; and to unite people of all nations around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies and providing higher standards of living.

[2015-2016 Financial Statement]

CORE VALUES

  1. Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
  2. Commitment to the principles of market based economics and entrepreneurship.
  3. Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it.
  4. Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.
  5. Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.
  6. Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Yesterday's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders

JA Staff

Linda Rimer, Ph.D.

President

210.490.2007 x112

lrimer@jast.org

 

Junior Achievement of South Texas

403 East Ramsey, Ste. 201

San Antonio, Texas 78216

P: 210.490.2007

F: 210.490.1548

Veronica Avila

VP Education/Community Initiatives

x119

vavila@jast.org

Sheila McDonald

Program Manager

x108

smcdonald@jast.org

Bernadette Byrd

Director of Programs

x106

bbyrd@jast.org

Felicia Breaux

Sr. Program Manager &

Area Coordinator

x116

fbreaux@jast.org

Shari Jenson

VP Development

x113

sjenson@jast.org

Rachel Wallace

Development &

Special Event Manager

x107

rwallace@jast.org

Debbie Merchant

VP Administration

x110

dmerchant@jast.org

Joe Martinez

Sr. IT/Creative Director

x111

jmartinez@jast.org

Junior Achievement of Coastal Bend

615 N. Upper Broadway, #618

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

P: 361.884.6561

F: 361.884.6685

Jayne Woodall

District Director

361.884.6561

jwoodall@jast.org

Margarita Velasquez

Assistant Program Manager

361.884.6788

mvelasquez@jast.org

Michael McKaughan

Assistant Program Manager

361.884.6788

mmckaughan@jast.org

Junior Achievement of Laredo

313 W. Village.,  Suite 111

Laredo, Texas 78041

P: 956.725.3464

F: 956.725.3242

Oralia Bernal

District Director

obernal@jast.org

Amanda Espinoza

Program Manager

aespinoza@jast.org

JA Supporters

The great work we do to impact south Texas would not be possible without the generous support of our investors. Our growth and success is attributed to those who care about improving the educational and economical outlook of our community. We are thankful for their generosity.

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