I am writing to report some exciting news. Jeremy D. Race, currently chief operating officer of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, has been selected to serve as the organization’s next president and CEO.
He will succeed Lou Golden who is retiring from the position on June 30 after 14 years.
Jeremy cares deeply about the JA mission and brings great leadership ability, a strong strategic sense and an excellent understanding of the organization. He has been a key part of the organization’s successes in recent years, helping to grow its financial base, to broaden its reach and to launch many new, innovative, high impact programs.
We again thank Lou for his exemplary service to JA. He has established a high standard for quality, excellence and innovation that has benefitted the thousands of students we serve each year. Under his leadership since 2002, the organization has more than tripled its revenues and dramatically increased the number of students served.
The JA board of directors selected Jeremy after a three-month search process. His selection was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the board last week. He will assume his new responsibilities July 1.
Jeremy, a native of Berlin, joined the JA staff in 2002 as a district manager, working with volunteers and schools in a wide swath of eastern Connecticut. He later focused his efforts on northern and central parts of the state before moving to the organization’s development department.
In 2008, he was named director of development and promoted in 2012 to vice president, development. In that role, he worked closely with the organization’s New Haven regional board of directors. Last year he became the organization’s chief operating officer, with responsibility for day-to-day operations.
Jeremy is uniquely qualified to lead our organization. The board has confidence that he will take us to new heights, building on the foundation of accomplishment that has been laid over the recent past.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for all you do to support JA. Please join me in congratulating Jeremy and working with him to empower even more young people to own their economic success!