Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of its new board members, elected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015. The new board members are Brandon Box, commercial relationship manager, IBERIABANK; Russell Budd, owner, PBS Construction; Andy Buschle, vice president, BB&T; Catherine Fay, vice president and co-owner, Naples Air, Inc.; Scott Fischer, CEO, Scott Fischer Enterprises; Dr. Joseph Pepe, executive vice president of administration, Hodges University; Kelly Richards, territory sales leader, State Farm Insurance Companies; and Christina Harris Schwinn, partner, Pavese Law Firm.

In addition, the 2013-14 executive officers were installed. They are Lisa Van Dien, chair; Tom Pitser, chair-elect; Curt Todd, treasurer; Samantha Howes, secretary; Richard Caligiuri, member at-large; Gary Tasman, member at-large; and Carl Howes, immediate past chair.
Board members of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida manage the business, property, and affairs of the organization with the responsibility and authority to determine operating policies and practices. Key roles include trusteeship, strategic planning, policy and evaluation and resource development.

“This is a tremendous class of board members,” said Lisa Van Dien, incoming chair of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “We are fortunate to add business expertise in communications, operations, human resources, fiscal management, and community relations. Each of our new members has been involved in Junior Achievement either as a volunteer in the classroom, as a laureate, or is a JA alumni themselves. Our board is very active, and we pride ourselves on working together to inspire and prepare our young people to succeed in a global economy.”

About Junior Achievement:
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 119 individual area operations reach more than 4.2 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.