Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the members of its 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chair, Richard Durnwald, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, and co-chair Scott Fischer, CEO and founder of Scott Fischer Enterprises. The 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County will take place Wednesday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.

Other members selected to this year’s board include: Scott Beatty, attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt; Brandon Box, executive vice president and market president for IBERIABANK; Jason Brewer, senior vice president and market president for BB&T; Christin Collins, director of Lee Health Wellness Centers for Lee Health; David Collins, executive mortgage loan officer for Florida Community Bank; Joe Gammons, president of Office Furniture & Design Concepts, Inc.; Jan-Erik Hustrulid, business development coordinator for Owen-Ames-Kimball Company; Travis Merrick, branch manager at GFA International, Inc.; Mary Vlasak Snell, attorney at Pavese Law Firm; Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist, owner and CEO of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group; Gary Tasman, CEO and principal broker for Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida; and Sharon Torregrossa, public relations manager for Specialized Veterinary Services.

The advisory board is responsible for selecting the Laureates for the 2018 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, in recognition of their service as positive role models to youth and significant contributions to the local business community. The laureates will be honored at the 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County award ceremony in April. For more information on the event, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and purchasing tickets, visit www.JASWFL.org.

About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 280 classroom business volunteers during the 2016-2017 school year to provide more than 10,600 students with Junior Achievement programs in more than 440 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.