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Junior Achievement of North Florida Adds Six New Members to its Board of Directors
By: Junior Achievement of North Florida
Three of the new members have a background in education. Dr. Dana Kriznar is deputy superintendent with Duval County Public Schools and said she believes it is so important to expose students to the personal stories of professionals within the community in a variety of industries. Dr. Lakshmi Goel is a professor and associate dean at the University of North Florida and has a passion for education and instigating curiosity in learning. Dr. John Wall is provost and vice president of academic affairs at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He looks forward to being part of the board and doing the work especially when it comes to work readiness which is a key area of focus for both FSCJ and JA.
Jason Spencer and Sheryl Tschimpke come from the financial industry. Spencer works with Wells Fargo as the vice president and relationship manager in the North Florida Regional Commercial Banking Office and Tschimpke is an assurance partner with Pivot CPAs. Spencer said he wanted to be part of JA after he learned of its mission through his community involvement. He said JA's focus aligns with his personal philanthropic mission for bettering the community. Tschimpke is a JA alumna and said JA truly made a difference in her life and showed her she could be anything she wanted. She is excited to be able to do the same for young people in the Northeast Florida community.
Wendy Alexaitis is a marketing director for bestbet and said an organization like JA provides invaluable opportunities for young people to realize and believe in their vast potential. She said she is honored to be an advocate for JA's mission to provide the tools and resources to help adolescents become empowered and successful in life.
The six members are now part of a board made up of 32 community leaders who volunteer their time to help promote and enhance the mission of JA of North Florida.
About Junior Achievement of North Florida
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement of North Florida has been operating in Jacksonville since 1963 and includes a satellite office in Tallahassee. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, Junior Achievement of North Florida helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit www.janfl.org.